Google Maps is a great app, on Android and on iOS. With many many features it is something I find myself using a lot. On Windows Phone the situation is a little different, Nokia and Microsoft both provide really good mapping apps. But sometimes something is missing that you know is on Google Maps, you have friends using Google Latitude or maybe that you want to do a bit of snooping on Google Street View. That’s where gMaps for Windows Phone comes in and with each successive update they manage to squeeze more and more features into it.
The latest update today has improved the Street View functionality, added a driver Mode and also improved Google Latitude functionality as well.
Previously the Street View part of the app had limited ability to browse views. Now you can enjoy the full 360-degree panoramic Street View with ability to move in the Street View mode. You use the arrows to choose panorama direction. You also got the option to enable High Quality (HQ) tiles what makes panoramas just great.
So if you’re a Windows Phone user and you want to do some Street View snooping you can try the app out for free. There is a trial on the Pro version and the free version is ad – supported.
#gMaps for #windowsphone was updated to version 2.1 and got awesome Street View update and bunch of cool improvements. Major items in this list is Street View, Latitude and Driver Mode. Let us talk about every in details.
– Street View
Previous Street View version has limited ability to browse views and has not optimized rendering engine. Now you can enjoy the full 360-degree panoramic Street View with ability to move in the Street View mode. Just use arrows to choose panorama direction. You also got the option to enable High Quality (HQ) tiles what makes panoramas just great. BTW this version of Street View is already available at our #gMaps for #windows8 application as well.
– Driver Mode
The second improvement connected with the Driver Mode. We return the ability to activate/deactivate this mode by tap on your location. The main change here is move the center of the rotation to the bottom of the screen giving user an ability to see more map in advance. This change also fixed issue with clipped route/objects on the map during rotation. The pleasant addition here is fix for proper rotation of the map pushpins and other objects. Previously they have static heading what force them to appear at the bottom head during map rotation. Just tap on your location and enjoy.
The final improvement (which is not visible from the user interface) for this release is about Google Latitude. We have greatly improved your data connection usage by decreasing traffic amount, which we sent to Latitude backend.