August 20, 2013 in Navigation (E)
[prMac.com] Durbanville, South Africa - grapevine-cottage today is proud to announce the release of GPS - info 1.0 for iPhone, iPod and iPad. The app leverages full apple map support, and puts a focus on sharing and bookmarking locations with a longterm perspective. This functionality addresses several needs, from capturing a location quickly with a tap, managing bookmarked locations efficiently and utilising and sharing locations as needed. The app is designed already with iOS7 design guidelines, with strong focus on content and clear design.
In an initial statement, the lead developer expressed the strong user oriented motivation driving the development:"The design of GPS - info 1.0 is really driven by a number of use scenarios, that so far have not been addressed sufficiently. Just imagine that you are in a conversation that you don't want to interrupt, and want to remember the current location. With GPS - info this is launching the app, tap big field on the screen, done! This is not restricted to addresses in a town, but works for every location!". Going on, he referenced further examples like keeping track of places when on tour with a real estate agent, or collecting locations on a "once in a lifetime" world trip.
To serve as a reference tool, the app shows the current locations coordinates and altitude on the screen at all times, and it supports all map types standard, satellite and hybrid.
Full information display and easy and efficient bookmarking of a location is complemented by a full range of management and utilisation options. Locations are easy to find through the capability of sorting by country, city or date, and the data can be saved to iTunes for backup and sharing with other devices. Sharing is made easy using the standard iOS options for email, iMessage, Facebook, Weibo and Twitter. Standard use options are storing to the photos library, printing, or copy to clipboard for use in other apps. Additionally the GPS data and address can be added to the address book together with a link to the maps app, and the current or bookmarked location can be opened directly in Apple maps, to see the flyover mode, or get routing directions.
A special feature is the use of location services on all iOS devices - also those that do not have GPS on board. This makes the app work perfectly on an iPod or iPad wifi - with some limitations in accuracy and working areas. The iOS wifi-based location services work best in dense populated areas, and might not give the expected results in locations far away from wifi hotspots.
"Our aim is to give the user control over the locations he is visiting - capture with a tap, easily find and manage, and share and use with all available possibilities." the lead developer summarized to conclude his statement.
The app is available fully localized in English and in German; however the
main screen items (dates, country names, city and street names) are available in all Apple supported languages.
In the settings app, the display of distances as miles or meters can be set to the user preference, or automatic by country (default).
* Contact to support is built in to the app, support languages are English and
* full GPS or location services information display on screen, together with the map
* bookmark location with one tap
* works with iOS location services, no GPS required
* share locations via email, iMessage , Facebook, Weibo or Twitter
* backup location data to iTunes
* save image to photos library, print, copy, store address and map link to address book
* open in Apple maps for flyover and routing directions
* Universal app for iPhone, iPod and iPad
* iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5
* iPad mini Wifi 3G
* iPod 4th or 5th gen
* iPad Wi-Fi 3G, iPad 2 Wi-Fi 3G and new iPad Wi-Fi 4G
* Requires iOS 6.0 or later
* 19.8 MB
Pricing and Availability:
GPS - info 1.0 is priced at $0.99 (or equivalent in other currencies) and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Navigation category.
grapevine-cottage cc is located in Cape Town, South Africa, and has started to develop a series of apps to assist iPhone users to enjoy their passion. grapevine-cottage cc is registered as close corporation in South Africa and was founded in 2005. Copyright (C) 2005-2013 grapevine-cottage cc. 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.