In 2005 Google launched its virtual globe Google Earth, enabling users to navigate the world on their desktop from a bird’s eye view.
Soon after the App Store launched in 2008 the search giant released an iOS version of this popular mapping program.
Google has now updated the free Google Earth app, offering native support for iPhone 4’s high resolution Retina display and the ability to explore the oceans of the world.
Taking advantage of the handset’s multi-touch screen and its inbuilt GPS chip, iPhone owners could already pan across the planet, zoom in on familiar territories, and view geo-located Wikipedia articles from within Google Earth.
And as AppVee notes, “If you go to Mount Everest in this app and tilt your phone, you'll be able to see it as if you were standing near it.”