April 6, 2016 in Navigation (E)
[prMac.com] Seefeld, Germany - FutureTap GmbH today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Streets 3 - The Street View App, the all new version of their street level viewing app for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Apple Watch. This app offers a panoramic, 360-degree view for nearly any location. Streets 3 has been enhanced with a number of new features, including iPad Pro support, an all-new user interface, and a new Apple Watch app which allows anyone to view a 360-degree panorama directly on their wrist.
Streets 3 offers the best available way to navigate Google Street View on an iOS or Apple Watch device. Users can select a spot to view by simply dropping a pin onto the on-screen map, searching for a city or specific address, selecting a contact, or by browsing the handy Gallery Places list. Users can detect which type of view is available at a location via the apps' handy color coding. Street View coverage is indicated in blue, while businesses offering indoor panorama views are designated in orange.
Once in panorama view, all it takes to adjust the direction of Street View is a simple swipe left, right, up, or down with a finger. Anyone can use their favorite iOS gestures to navigate the view, zoom in and out, move forward, and more. The new, interactive, and expandable mini map indicates the current direction and field of view and lets the user navigate between panoramas easily. The Street View automatically switches between portrait and landscape view as the device is rotated.
The app's Gallery Places feature allows users to view spectacular locations they may never otherwise have a chance to experience. Locations in the list include national parks, museums, castles, ski slopes, sport arenas, and even undersea locations! Anyone can discover the breath-taking view at the Grand Canyon, take a peek at the Atlantis space shuttle at the Kennedy Space Center, or view a masterpiece in any one of a number of museums. Sharing the experience with friends and family is a breeze, as panoramas can easily be shared via email, text messaging, or via popular social networks.
"Since the very first version of Streets, our ambitious goal was to deliver the best Street View browser on iPhone and iPad," says Streets lead developer Ortwin Gentz. "With the new favorites and Gallery Places features as well as the innovative mini map, we continue to raise the bar in Streets 3. And with Streets for Apple Watch we're first to market providing a 360-degree panorama viewer on the user's wrist."
Streets 3 still offers the same great integration with Apple's Maps app that it has always offered, with the ability to display a panorama for any location found in Maps. There is no need to copy an address, leave Maps, and load the Streets app. Instead, with just a few taps, Streets 3 can directly load any location from the Maps app, instantly offering a 360 view of the surrounding area. Once finished, the user can tap right back to Apple Maps. Users of FutureTap's Where To? location finder app can take advantage of its tight integration with Streets to view location panoramas, oftentimes with indoor imagery.
What's New in Streets 3:
* Complete optimization for iOS 9, including an all-new user interface
* A new interactive mini map which makes it easier to walk through panoramas
* iPad Pro support
* Split View and Slide Over support
* Mark panoramas as favorites to automatically sync them between devices
* Gallery Browser offers 1000+ Gallery Places that can be browsed by categories
* Gallery Places now offer more information, such as descriptions and additional links
* Spotlight support for surface street panoramas in the system-wide Spotlight search
* Handoff support allows easy transfer of the current panorama between the iPad and iPhone
* Siri support offers the ability to easily create reminders with panorama links
Apple Watch owners will appreciate how Streets' new Watch app offers the ability to view full 360 degree panoramas directly on a user's wrist. Panoramas are easily navigated using the wearable device's Digital Crown. The app automatically syncs favorites and recent searches with its linked iPhone, so the latest Street Views are always available for viewing. A handy search function allows watch wearers to start a search using their voice. The Gallery Browser is also available on the Apple Watch, offering the ability to view the various Gallery Places.
* iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Apple Watch
* Requires iOS 8.3 or later
* Streets for Apple Watch requires watchOS 2 or later
* Universal Application
Pricing and Availability:
Streets 3 - The Street View App is just $0.99 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies) for a limited time only, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Navigation category. The app will return to its regular price of $1.99 USD on April 15. Review copies are available upon request.
Based in Seefeld, Germany. FutureTap was founded in 2008 by Ortwin Gentz with the mission to create innovative and easy-to-use apps that fully leverage the iPhone user interface concept. FutureTap is known for the local search app "Where To?" for iPhone and the Street View app "Streets" for iPhone and iPad. Both apps have sold more than half a million copies. Copyright (C) 2008-2016 FutureTap GmbH. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.