February 23, 2011 in Travel (E)
[prMac.com] Melbourne, Australia - A Tasty Pixel's artisan iPhone app "The Cartographer" has been featured by Apple on the iPhone App Store for nine consecutive weeks, and was recently voted third Best Travel App in the Best App Ever competition. With cutting edge technology packaged in antique cartography styling, The Cartographer brings a powerful yet user-friendly feature set, so you can customize Google maps with markers, download the maps you need to use offline, and travel the world with your customized maps in your pocket.
"It's one of those rare apps that make you sit up and take notice at first, thanks to its unique design and emphasis on usability", said VentureBeat, a technical innovation news firm. "But [The Cartographer] remains consistently useful by delivering features you'll use often."
Recently updated, The Cartographer Version 1.3 offers travelers the power to customize maps collaboratively. Users can grant selected contacts in their address book the ability to edit their maps. Fellow travelers can customize a shared map online from their desktop and sync with their own iPhone. True to its reputation for detail, The Cartographer's most recent update also brings the ability to attach photos to markers, which can then be viewed from Google My Maps. The iPhone app offers users the ability to:
* Plan trips on the desktop by plotting vacation ideas or errand details on Google My Maps
* Plan with friends and family with the new collaboration features
* Sync Google My Maps with the iPhone
* Avoid data and roaming charges with offline maps
Record Trip Information:
* Drop markers as you travel to remember your adventures
Share Trip Information:
* Share your trip with friends and family via email and Twitter
iPhone or iPod touch running iOS 3.1 or later
The Cartographer runs on the iPad and iPod touch, but it is not specifically designed for these devices. Pseudo-GPS positioning is available only near some wifi spots. Similarly, positioning on the first generation iPhone is limited to cellular and wifi.
Pricing and Availability:
The Cartographer 1.3.1 is available for $3.99 (USD) exclusively through the iPhone App Store in the Travel category.
A Tasty Pixel specialises in iPhone and Mac apps with beautiful and functional user interfaces - software that works like an extension of oneself, with the charm and elegance that make it a pleasure to use. A Tasty Pixel is the creative expression of a sole developer and his compulsion to find order in the world - not to put things in boxes, but to shape the boxes around the things. Copyright (C) 2011 A Tasty Pixel. 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.