Posts Tagged ‘iOS’

Google Maps App for iOS is Now Available on the App Store

Written by Gradly on . Posted in Apple, blog, Download, google, iPhone, Software

Google Maps for iOS

Google Maps for iOS

As expected earlier today, Google has released an official Google Maps application for Apple’s iOS platform running on iPhone and iPod touch and brings back the old mapping capabilities along with new additions, Street View, Transit and turn-by-turn directions.

Navigate your world with Google Maps, now available for iPhone. Get comprehensive, accurate and easy-to-use maps with built-in Google local search, voice guided turn-by-turn navigation, public transit directions, Street View and more. Use Google Maps to discover great places to eat, drink, shop and play, with ratings and reviews from people you trust. Sign in to save your favorite places and quickly access all your past searches and directions from your computer, right on your phone.

Search * Find addresses, places and businesses around the world with Google local search. * Discover places to eat, drink, shop and play, with ratings and local reviews. * Sign in to sync your searches, directions, and favorite places between your computer and your phone.

Directions * Get voice guided, turn-by-turn driving directions. * Find your way by train, bus, subway or walking directions. * Access live traffic information in cities across the world.

Street View and imagery * View 360-degree panoramas of places around the globe with Street View. * See inside more than 100,000 businesses worldwide. * View high resolution satellite imagery of locations around the world.

Simple and easy to use * An entirely new Google Maps experience on your iPhone. * Newly designed and streamlined interface for even easier navigation of your world. * Use gestures to explore the map and browse results.

Google also announced a Google Maps for iOS SDK for developers so they can embed Google Maps into their applications.

Alongside the newly designed Google Maps for iPhone, we’re also excited to announce the Google Maps SDK for iOS. With the Google Maps SDK for iOS, developers can feature Google maps in their applications on the iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad. Also, the SDK makes it simple to link to Google Maps for iPhone from inside your app, enabling your users to easily search and get directions.

Download the Google Maps App for iOS from here

Digg Rebooted, Launches Redesign and iOS App

Written by Gradly on . Posted in Acquisition, blog, Design, iPhone, News

Digg Rebooted, Launches Redesign and iOS App

Digg Rebooted, Launches Redesign and iOS App

After being acquired by Betaworks, Digg redesign has gone live, a result of a very rapid 6-week redesign process. The new design is simpler and cleaner, it emphasizes top stories, popular stories, and upcoming stories. The new Digg score system will take advantage from social networks such as Facebook and Twitter to rank stories. The front page of Digg will also features editorial stories instead of relying completely on the Digg engine.

In the blog post, Betaworks says that it intends to continue to add new features:

While today’s launch is a milestone for us, we’re more excited about what’s coming next. In the subsequent weeks and months we will:

  • introduce network-based personalization features (like we do in News.me) to make Digg a more relevant and social experience
  • experiment with new commenting features
  • continue to iterate Digg for mobile web
  • move the website forward with features like the Reading List, different views into the top stories on Digg, and more data to help users better understand why a particular story is trending
  • launch an API so that members of the development community can build all the products that we haven’t even thought of yet

In addition to the website, Digg also has launched a new iOS app, which offers a similar news reading.

Peter Molyneux Defends His Next Game, Curiosity, $50,000 In-app Purchase

Written by Gradly on . Posted in blog, DLC, Games, News, Rants & Raves

Peter Molyneux Defends His Next Game, Curiosity, $50,000 In-app Purchase

Peter Molyneux Defends His Next Game, Curiosity, $50,000 In-app Purchase

A new tidbits for the famous game designer Peter Molyneux‘s next project revealed, the upcoming game is called Curiosity and its making its way to iOS, PC and Android.

Curiosity is set in a virtual room that contains a single black cube. As you tap away at it it fractures. Other fractures caused by other players can also be seen. After a large number of taps the cube opens, revealing its innards. Only the player who performs the final tap gets to see what’s inside. Molyneux said the mystery is “valuable, and so life-chantingly important.”

“It’s so amazing I think it will appear on news reports,” Molyneux said elsewhere in the presentation, “though it’s not a dead cat, by the way.”

Peter Molyneux

Peter Molyneux

This is great but beyond that, the game promises to take the in-app purchases, aka DLC, to an insane level, before the cube opens, players will be able to buy one of a limited number of chisels to improve their tapping strength. An iron chisel – 10 times more powerful than the default tap – costs 59 pence. The diamond chisel is 100,000 times as powerful – but it costs $50,000, and there is only one available.

Molyneux didn’t have a problem defending the price.

“Why is that not nice?” Molyneux retorted animatedly. “We can’t be ashamed for asking people to spend money. We can’t be ashamed of that. As a designer that is proof that I have done something meaningful. I’m not saying that you have to buy these chisels – and I don’t expect the diamond chisel to ever be purchased. If it is I want to meet that person. They may be an investor or something!”

“I’m not doing this to purely monetize,” Molyneux carried on, “but I don’t mind monetization. I don’t think it’s anything to be ashamed of.”

Although I’m not sold into the idea of this whopping amount but anyone out there “curious” enough to find out what’s inside the last cube? via EuroGamer

Apple Launches Beta iCloud Website with Notes, Reminders and Improved Find my iPhone

Written by Gradly on . Posted in Apple, blog, Cloud, News

beta.icloud.com Website

beta.icloud.com Website

Apple has launched a new iCloud.com beta website for iOS developers. The website was leaked prior to WWDC before Apple pulled it off, however, the site displays “Beta” tags on Calendar, Find My iPhone, Notes, and Reminders where the last two being new additions to iCloud. You can access it at beta.icloud.com

Apple is hardly working to unify the experience across multiple platforms, iOS, OS X, and the web.

Notes:

iCloud Beta Website: Notes

iCloud Beta Website: Notes

Reminders:

iCloud Beta Website:  Reminders

iCloud Beta Website: Reminders

Find my iPhone:

iCloud Beta Website:  Find my iPhone

iCloud Beta Website: Find my iPhone

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