Google’s new app allows children to climb mount Everest as a 500 foot yeti

Kramer Phillips By Kramer Phillips | 4 years ago

With the new version of Google street view, the company has just released a new app using a different concept. The app is known as Verne: The Himalayas. It allows all the children from 0-13 and those young at heart to explore Google Maps 3D imagery of the Himalayas.

The app was officially released on 3 August. In a video ad, you can see a white character, and his friend a 500 foot Yeti exploring the mountainous regions. According to company officials, Yeti has a cartoon like character. This is a great asset to the app as it wishes to impress its wider children audience.

“The Himalayas is a new app that invites you to explore Google Maps’ 3D imagery of the Himalayas alongside a 500 foot Yeti named Verne,” said the company. “As Verne, you can run up Mt. Everest in seconds, skate across icy lakes, chase yaks, discover bits of information, ride a jetpack, play traditional Himalayan instruments and more,”.

The app was initially created as a discovery app. However, it has evolved to be an entertainment application. The Google personnel behind the app had initially to do a dummy test on their children first. They had to insert the 3D concept on google maps in-line with Unity Game Engine.

The app, however, has some limitations. It only concentrates on The Himalayas. Most children enjoy moving from one level to another. The app only focuses on The Himalayas and nothing further from that. Google, however, states that this as an experiment. It is subject to greater development concepts and will be used to create more significant designs.