It works really good. If you want to see an overview of an area before you go there then you can just fire this app up. With street view you can see everything like you would on the street and since there are digital compasses in android phones you can go to street view and move your phone and the image will move with you. Now with the addition of navigation the deal keeps getting better. I can get directions home from where I am at that current moment with a shortcut on my screen! How cool is that? And always with Google great things for free!