360-degree Street View and more in gMaps v2.1 for WP update

Hello gMaps users!

#gMaps for #windowsphone was updated to version 2.1 and got awesome Street View update and bunch of cool improvements. Major items in this list is Street View, Latitude and Driver Mode. Let us talk about every in details.

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Street View

Previous Street View version has limited ability to browse views and has not optimized rendering engine. Now you can enjoy the full 360-degree panoramic Street View with ability to move in the Street View mode. Just use arrows to choose panorama direction. You also got the option to enable High Quality (HQ) tiles what makes panoramas just great. BTW this version of Street View is already available at our #gMaps for #windows8application as well.

Driver Mode

The second improvement connected with the Driver Mode. We return the ability to activate/deactivate this mode by tap on your location. The main change here is move the center of the rotation to the bottom of the screen giving user an ability to see more map in advance. This change also fixed issue with clipped route/objects on the map during rotation. The pleasant addition here is fix for proper rotation of the map pushpins and other objects. Previously they have static heading what force them to appear at the bottom head during map rotation. Just tap on your location and enjoy.


The final improvement (which is not visible from the user interface) for this release is about Google Latitude. We have greatly improved your data connection usage by decreasing traffic amount, which we sent to Latitude backend.

What would you like to see next? Yes, we know: offline, favorites, turn by turn. Try to suggest more!

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DreamTeam Mobile.