Google launches Verne: The Himalayas, a kids map app to explore the Himalayas in 3D imagery

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Google has taken the use of 3D imagery a step further. On Wednesday this week, the search engine major launched an app taking the kids as the center point of this innovation. This latest app by Google named Verne: The Himalayas is designed to help the children to explore the world using maps and 3D imagery.

This application is taking advantage of previous innovation, the Google Map’s 3D imagery of the Himalayas and with more interesting feature. It is combined with a bit gameplay to make the idea of zooming the 3D scenes.

Verne The Himalayas App

Furthermore, a discarnate voice provided the information that this app also lets users to discover some educational information too.

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For making it more funnier Google added a character into it, named as Verne, 500 foot yeti for moving around the map scenes. Verne can do things like climb up to the top of Mr. Everest, Skating on icy lakes, ride a jetpack, play Himalayan instruments etc.

While Google was previously also provided 3D imagery in Google Maps and Google Earth but the idea behind this concept is for making map search more delightful.

According to the app’s website, Googlers tested this application on their own children, and used Google Map’s 3D imagery along with the Unity Game Engine.

Right now, company described it is an experiment but it could be easily turn into something that’s more likely an interactive kids version of Google Earth. And I think it will be a Fantastic and wow-tastic app especially for kids.

It is only available on Google Play right away as a free download for Android devices.


Source & Image: Verne: The Himalayas

Via: TechCrunch

Google launches Verne: The Himalayas, a kids map app to explore the Himalayas in 3D imagery