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Want to get google maps on iOS6? Check out 'Sparkling Maps'

11-16-2012, 01:37 AM
#31
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11-16-2012, 03:34 AM
#32
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Macvanderspek View Post
In the latest version (the 1.3 in progress) it will work more like the original google maps. So you can drop a pin when pressing down on the map. Then you will get the address details, and you will be given two small buttons, one for streetview and one for directions.
Thanks sounds great, bought!

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11-16-2012, 03:54 AM
#33
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Really liking it. A few suggestions so far tho...

1. Being able to turn off the GPS (would save battery if you're not planning routes etc?).

2. On the iPhone when in street view in landscape mode the blue top bar takes up a bit too much space, so if you could replace it with just a X or something?

3. Being able to drop a pin and chose "route here".

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Last edited by chris1a; 11-16-2012 at 04:00 AM.
11-16-2012, 10:56 PM
#34
Thanks, your feedback is really great. On your suggestions:

1. GPS off: you can do this in general settings of the iPhone, so there is no real need to handle this within the app

2. Looking into this. We are limited in the presentation though, as this is coming straight from google. But we will see.

3. This is included in the 1.3 update, which we have submitted today. Normally it takes Apple about a week to review and release it.

Please keep coming with your comments and requests, so we take those along for the upcoming updates and improve the app further!

Sparkling Apps - Mobile and Social Application Development
11-21-2012, 02:59 AM
#35
We have submitted the 1.3 version, which includes many improvements making the app feel even more similar to good old google maps.

We are also submitting a free ad-supported version. After using Nokia's 'Here', we feel that Sparkling Maps is a far better, smoother solution, and we aim to improve it further, fast.

Sparkling Apps - Mobile and Social Application Development
11-21-2012, 10:54 AM
#36
Quote:
Originally Posted by Macvanderspek View Post
We have submitted the 1.3 version, which includes many improvements making the app feel even more similar to good old google maps.

We are also submitting a free ad-supported version. After using Nokia's 'Here', we feel that Sparkling Maps is a far better, smoother solution, and we aim to improve it further, fast.
Nokia maps are example of BS! I love sparkling maps
11-28-2012, 08:24 PM
#37
Update 1.3 has been accepted by Apple today and is in the app store now! This version has a number of interface changes that make it look cleaner and gives you direct access to streetview and directions when you drop a pin. Traffic info is given as well.

Thank you all! Please continue to give feedback so we can improve it even further. Already this can be considered the number 1 maps alternative in the app store at the moment.

Sparkling Apps - Mobile and Social Application Development
11-28-2012, 08:31 PM
#38
Update 1.3 Is available for download

Updating now

Thanks Team

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Suggestion : Hey 4 blue icon at the bottom looks ugly either revert them back to previous one or make their size smaller.

Kindly remove them please

Pin Drop function is now works as perect

Last edited by pank9j; 11-28-2012 at 08:50 PM.
11-29-2012, 05:00 AM
#39
Great Great app

Thank you devs
I am happy i paid for the app
Keep it going and its worth more than a dollar!!!!
I was wondering if you plan to add alternative routes and little "fun" features like ETA , speed, distance travelled etc????
These are not show stoppers by any means but would be nice:-)
WELL DONE
11-29-2012, 11:54 PM
#40
Leslie222, Pank9j, thanks for your feedback. We will take it into account for the next update!

Meanwhile, Apple today approved the 'lite' version of the app. It's called 'Sparkling Maps Lite' :-)

It misses the streetview and turn by turn navigation, and has ads. But it is still google maps on iOS6, on iPhone, iPod and iPad, and you can upgrade at any time for a dollar to get the full sparkling maps.


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