Perth, Australia - Indie Developer, Mike Cunneen has released EggMaps HD 1.04 an iPad-only app that provides an easy interface to Google Maps, at full resolution. Until EggMaps HD, iPad users had resorted to using the website or iPhone versions of Google Maps (the latter at low-resolution, sometimes known as "pixel doubling" or "2x").
I've listened carefully to the feedback from the tens of thousands who have downloaded EggMaps ... Many customers told me that they wanted the ability to add markers, and that they found it too hard to enter or exit street view. Other changes include improved accuracy of locations for businesses, and terrain view.
The previous version has been ranked #1 in 22 countries including the UK, Australia and Canada. Mr Cunneen says he hopes that the latest version will add the USA to that list.
Unlike the iPhone version of Google Maps, EggMaps HD takes advantage of the larger iPad screen at native resolution. Being a native app, EggMaps HD also has the advantage of being much faster and more responsive than a website.
Google's maps app for iPhone is great. But they seem to have forgotten about iPad users ... Installing Google's official iPhone app is awkward for most people. Even if you manage to get it onto your iPad, it runs at iPhone resolution and doesn't provide much visual detail.
EggMaps HD supports the following features, with data provided by Google:
- Street View
- Public transit
- Live traffic
- Auto-complete of place names
- Location tracking (when GPS is enabled)
Device Requirements: iPad with iOS 5.0 or later and 1.3 MB
EggMaps HD 1.04 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Navigation category. Category:
Mike Cunneen is an independent developer based in Perth, Western Australia. Copyright (C) 2013 Mike Cunneen. 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.