The return of Google Maps.
The ability to update apps in the background without weird geofencing hacks to accomplish it.
A new App Store app that isn't a complete turd.
The ability to disable …
…wanted to do everything the quote/unquote "right way." We took a look when we started out at Google Maps, and Google Maps really did not cut it for us because we wanted to create a weather map. While Google Maps is a fantastic map for everything from bike tours to self‑driving cars and all that stuff, it really isn't the best cartography for displaying the weather. That left us with two choices. Either compromise on the initial vision, which we were just starting out, so why …
In the Google Maps app there is an " Update Route" button that lets me change directions if I happen to make a wrong turn or am not paying much attention and get sidetracked.
Scenario: you get a new iMessage from someone. You don't have time to respond to it right now, but you don't wanna send a read receipt so you …
…developers to embed interactive maps in their apps that include many of the key map features of the Google Maps for Android app. Developers now have access to maps that tilt and rotate (vector-based 3D!), show interior floor plans, support animated camera positioning, and that make it dead simple to overlay custom content. During the breakout session, Paul will walk developers through the process of getting started with the Google Maps Android API v2, and he'll share some tips and tricks …
Here's a Google Maps view of the area:
...here are the floor plans (click to see a larger version):
, the office has a small shower room attached to the kitchen! Good for those of you who do bike commutes (myself included).
...and here are some photos:
Google Maps for iOS has already made it to my homescreen. Apple's Maps is tucked away in a folder called " Apple's stuff." When Apple switched out Google's map app for their own, they nearly tied Google's previous navigation. Nearly, because for one, the directions were off on many occasions. So all Google had to do to beat Apple was outdo its last app. And isn't that the goal with any new release? TL;DR: Google Maps beats Apple in design, …
Google Maps Comes to iOS
I couldn't resist posting thisjoke.
Quick-loading vector-based maps
2D and 3D views, with controllable camera positions for 3D views
Gesture-based map rotation and tilt
Traffic conditions, and control camera positions in 3D.
According to the announcement, access …
Blog by Todd Wyder
In my work helping companies practice lean innovation, I talk to a lot of folks who are launching mobile products and they chose to build a native app instead of a mobile web app. For those readers who aren't sure what that means, a native app is one that you
download from an app store, whereas a mobile web app is a web application built using responsive design that you pin to your homescreen. For those of you who have iOS 6 on your phone and use Google Maps, it's a mobile web app.
Swimming in a sea of interests.
motioncasts - for .
Red Dwarf - Produce a Google Maps heatmap of people who have starred a repository.
ComfortableMexicanSofa - engine for 3.
Page Layers - app to save web pages as layered or plain .
Box Anemometer - for slow queries, implemented as a application.
…a public letter . But the whole debacle over the maps is a good reminder that there's a level of risk involved in any product.. Then, there's new app that ousted Google Maps from iOS 6. Users have been feeling a little lost in space with the new maps, forcing Tim Cook to apologize in
Did Apple make a wrong turn? Maybe, but only time will tell if they did. Products, especially something as broad and expansive as a map, can occasionally …