In their latest Google Play Services update (Google Play Services 4.4), Google has added their collection of eye level images of the real world giving apps another way to entice users. Google Play Services is a suite of services that let Android developers tap into various parts of the Google ecosystem
Versions of Android from 2.3 (Gingerbread) through 4.4 KitKat (the current version) can tap into the resources in the latest version of Google Play Service.
Now, with the latest update, developers access to popular Google services like Gmail, YouTube, Google Drive, Google Maps, Google Wallet and now Street View.
Now, with the addition of Street View; restaurant apps, local reward apps, recommendation apps and any other app that wants to offer a photo view of a business or other landmark can easily add the Street View image.
The Street View features are part of an update to the Google Maps Android API. In addition to Street View Google has also added more features to the Indoor Maps feature of the API. Developers can now turn off the default floor picker. The latest API update can also detect when a new building comes into focus and find the currently-active building and floor.
Android developers can start using the new Google Play Services update now.