The My Location upgrade was nice, but adding pictures right from the street to your mobile maps is even better. Street View has been included in the latest build of Mobile Maps for BlackBerry and Java-enabled phones, so head on over to mobile.google.com to get started. One thing that bugs me a little bit is that the new Google Mobile App doesn’t include the old Google Mobile Updater, which automatically detects when new versions of Google software like this come in. What I would really like to see is a user-driven Street View where you could take pictures on your mobile and have them uploaded to the Google Mothership, get them approved, and put them into Street View. Call me a dreamer.
Oh yeah, there’s walking directions, too! A nice addition to transit directions! There’s also business reviews, which can prove to be a great early-warning system for avoiding bad seafood or other restaurant-based dangers.