Sometimes web apps are better than native apps because they can be constantly updated and users always have the latest version. Google still hasn’t released a native Google Maps app for iOS, but it has improved the mobile web app by adding support for street view. Now the Google Maps web app has all the features from Apple’s old maps, even if the performance is inferior.
Yes! Walt Mossberg was well informed. Google just delivered their Street View for mobile browsers today. It works great, although you have to get used to the interface. You can only access Street View from a search result and currently you cannot see which streets have are available in Street View. This was better in the old native Maps and also in the full web-interface. But, I am not complaining, this is a great new start!