Google Earth – Reference App Review

Price: Free

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What You Need To Know As A Parent

As a parent a few things that you need to know about this app is that this is an app that shows the entire planet and you can view the world. This app is free so you will not need to spend any money if you want to try it out. It is considered and educational app because when using this you get to see different places of the world.

Content Overview

  • This is 100% kid-friendly
  • This app has no bad language in it
  • This app has no sexual content in it
  • This app has no violence in it

Our Opinion Of The App

Game advice team downloaded and installed this app for free on an iPhone and thought that it was great and very educational! It is awesome because you can zoom in and out of countries and states etc. It is a great app to have if you’re curious about the world and what parts of it look like.

App Ratings

  • Overall “Kid Friendly” Rating 100% 100%
  • Amount of violence 0% 0%
  • Level of sexual content 0% 0%
  • Use of bad language 0% 0%





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Age Appropriateness

Age 12+


Most information found on Google Earth is found from various websites. If you are still concerned and unsure if your child should purchase this app then you can go and check out CommonSenseMedia and read their information on Google Earth. If that still is not enough information for you then you can always go type exactly what your concern is about Google Earth on Google.

Must-see geographic exploration tool; watch for iffy videos. Gives This A 4/5 Overall Rating.

Quick Content Overview of What Your Child Will Experience:

  • AppåÊPlay Simplicity:åÊ3
  • Level of Fear and/or Violence in App:åÊ3
  • Amount of Sexual Content:åÊ3
  • Level of Bad Language:åÊ4
  • Amount of Drug Use and/or Smoking:åÊ3
  • Amount of Consumerism:åÊ3

Get Google Earth Now

Apple App Store | Google Play | Amazon App Store

Some Things To Keep In Mind

Parents need to know that although it doesn’t offer the same level of functionality or search power as the PC version, theåÊGoogle Earth app is still a must-see for any citizen of the modern age. You can still zoom around the earth, select layers, and submit eye-level photos served up courtesy Panoramio. However, you cannot access the full search or other databases or make use of the fantastic PC-version tools and special views. One item unique to the app is a menu of nearby iconic images that you can tap for quick access. Parents should be aware that city entries include access to YouTube videos, which can include iffy content. With enough tapping kids can get to the desktop version of YouTube within the Google Earth app, where they can search for anything they want. Google EarthåÊis aåÊReference app that is designed for thoseåÊage 12+. åÊThe app has an overall rating ofåÊ4 out of 5 and a learning rating ofåÊ4 out of 5.

Google Earth is available for Free On The Following Devices:

iPhone iPod Touch iPad Android


Our Thoughts on the Level of Engagement:

Visuals are stunning, and the easy access to raw data is unprecedented.

The Support Level for Google Earth is about a 4 out of 5.

Help and the tutorial only cover controls. Navigation can be tricky with lots of layers. Only one default database comes with the Android app, and the Earth Gallery feature is still buggy.åÊThe Google Earth Community is not linked. We’d like to thank C.S.M for providing some of the information on this page.


Posted on

January 26, 2016