The Earthscape application for iPhone which was released in May has dropped its price from $10 to free. It was a very nice application. But today, Google has released a custom Google Earth application for the iPhone / iPod Touch, and it’s stunning.
The Google Earth geographical software has been altered to make maximum use of the iPhone’s screen and functionality. You’re able to tilt the device to adjust your view when browsing mountainous terrain, use the ‘My Location’ feature to jump right to where you are in the blink of an eye, and use Google’s local search engine to look for information on cities, places and businesses.
The difference between Earthscape and Google Earth App for iPhone is the addition of layers to the application, namely Panoramio and Wikipedia, for geo-located high-quality photos and informative articles respectively.
The app is free and available today in all languages the iPhone currently supports (18) and will gradually be released for 22 countries in total. See Youtube Presentation.