Silver Spring, Maryland – Leaping Bytes has announced the release of MapPocket v.2.8, an important update to their map application that can help you to save a lot on roaming charges while traveling. MapPocket allows you to put online maps in your pocket, so you can use them later without an Internet connection.
What’s New in MapPocket v.2.8:
* Option to automatically record map covering all existing markers
* Transport and OpenCycle layers for Openstreet maps
* Simple map renaming. No need to use “Modify Map”. Just touch the title of the map
* Can add/modify/delete markers on off-line maps
* Map zoom/unzoom buttons for off-line maps (single hand friendly)
* Cooperative GPS. Your iOS device with GPS can “help” your another one without (for example: iPhone can “help” iPad)
Version 2.8 of MapPocket restores back-compatibility where MapPocket becomes iOS 4.x compatible again.
MapPocket is a quick, convenient and feature-rich way of using maps on the road without an Internet connection. There are number of reasons why you may want to use MapPocket:
* If you go abroad and want to avoid roaming charges (while using maps)
* If you go “into the wild” where, most likely, you will not have any Internet connection (with some cell providers “wild” could mean “just around the corner”)
* If you own an iPad or iPod without a cell data plan and going to wonder into an area without free WiFi
* And, you can save some trees by not printing your maps anymore
Before you go offline, plan your expedition using an intuitive interface. At any moment touch one button to start recording what you see. MapPocket will remember all tiles you viewed. Once recorded, maps will be available any time without the internet connection. You can choose maps from one of four providers: Google, Mapquest, Bing or OpenStreetMap. If you go to Paris you may want to choose a “roadmap” view, if you go to the jungles of Amazonia you may prefer a “satellite” view.
Recorded maps are easily shared between all your devices using iCloud or DropBox. You can record a map using convenience of a large iPad’s screen and later you can access the same map on your iPhone. While planning expedition (online), you can use standard search functionality to locate points of interest. Even when offline, you can use built-in GPS to pin-point your exact location on a recorded map.
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* 10.6 MB
Pricing and Availability:
MapPocket 2.8 is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Navigation category.
Based in Silver Spring, Maryland. Founded in 2005, Leaping Bytes is a technology solutions company specializing in mobile, web, and custom software development founded by Elena and Andrei Tchijov. Between 2005 and 2010 Leaping Bytes was focusing entirely on web applications development. In 2010 Leaping Bytes branched out into mobile development and Elena joined Leaping Bytes full-time as it’s CEO. As a company committed to progressive ideals within the open source community and beyond, Leaping Bytes supports clients with aligning goals and missions. As a result, we eagerly engage with the progressive nonprofit, advocacy and political community in order to jointly develop projects that ultimately create a greater good. Copyright (C) 2010 Leaping Bytes. 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.