Last year, in Where To? 6.0, we introduced integration with the new Audi A3 using the Audi MMI connect app. This app was rolled out in Germany first and is now available in most European countries.
To send a destination to the car, just select “MMI connect” from the list of directions apps. The Audi MMI connect app automatically launches and displays the destination. Tap “Send” or drag the destination upwards onto the car image. Then the destination is automatically transferred to your car dashboard.
You can even save one tap by selecting “MMI connect” as your preferred directions app by tapping the bookmark icon and selecting the app. Then you just need to long-tap the directions button to transfer the destination to Audi MMI connect.
The Where To? 6.1 update is available. We’re now using the system Twitter account(s) so you don’t need to type passwords anymore. You can share places and reviews via Twitter and login to the Where To? community of place reviewers. Reviews can now also be shared via Mail, Message and the clipboard, besides Facebook and Twitter. And the displayed reviewer name can be changed in the Sharing settings (changes activated with the next review).
A new update of Street View is available. By popular request, we added a way to delete the recent searches in the app. Recent searches are displayed if you haven’t entered anything in the search field yet. To delete them, just press the delete button on iPad. On iPhone, you first need to drag the results list all the way to the top to reveal the button. After deleting you’ll see the standard list of the nearest gallery places.
Another small feature we added: Sometimes, the title label in panorama mode covers an important part of the picture. Now you can just tap on it and it shrinks to a small pin. Tap again and you’ll see the title label again.
We also fixed the following issues:
Spinning wheel when launched from Maps is fixed
Accidental zooming is prevented when quickly tapping the panorama arrows
Street View now enjoys one week of App Store shelf life and so far the feedback has been quite positive! The app climbed up to #7 in the iPad top paid charts in Germany and #3 in the US paid navigation category for iPad. As you can imagine, we’re more than pleased!
When talking to users and journalists, there’s a common question:
Why should I buy Street View instead of the free Google Maps app?
While we usually don’t talk about competing apps, I’d like to make an exception this time because it’s such a common question.
Available for iPad Street View is a universal app that runs both on iPhone and iPad. Google Maps is only available for iPhone.
Mini Map When you’re stepping through a panorama, you easily get lost. Street View’s mini map in the corner always displays the current location, the viewing direction and the field of view.
Better resolution Compare for yourself. Street View allows to zoom-in much closer and to decipher the details whereas in Google Maps you just see muddy pixels:
Maps integration When launching Street View from Maps, it displays the street panorama right away and lets you return to Maps with a simple tap on the back button.
Gallery places Finally, Street View’s gallery places take you to fun and famous places in a snap.
Please don’t get me wrong: The Google Maps app is great in many ways. Just think twice if street panoramas are important for you: A specialized app might be the better choice.
Fixed crash when entering the search bar if access to the address book was rejected
Improved overall stability
I sincerely apologize we didn’t discover these issues during our beta tests. Now head over to the App Store and grab the Street View 1.0.2 update. Also, if you could leave us a good review, we’d be super happy!
The wait is over. After two weeks in review plus another week for a 1.0.1 bug fix release, our new app is finally available on the App Store! So what is it all about?
Do you yearn for the days of Street View in iOS 5? “Flyover” in iOS 6 is certainly impressive but sometimes you want a closer look.
Welcome to Street View, the all new app for iPhone and iPad.
In this app we focused on a Street View implementation that stays true to the original iOS 5 Maps app. If you loved Street View back in the days of iOS 5, you’ll feel right at home!
Integrated with Maps
But we went one step further: You can launch Street View directly from the iOS 6 Maps app for any location. It is supported like any other 3rd party app. Just tap the bus icon in the Maps app, and the road is yours! When you’re done viewing the panorama, return to the Maps app with a single tap on the back button. If you’re already using Where To?, you can take advantage of the same tight bidirectional integration.
In the mood to explore the world? – The integrated 300+ gallery panoramas have you covered! They showcase museums, ski resorts, theme parks and even underwater destinations. There are even indoor panoramas with multiple floor levels to make it easy to find your way around museums and more!
Now, before you head over to the App Store and grab the update, let me call your attention on this year’s Best App Ever Awards where you can honor the best apps with your vote. Where To? is nominated in four different categories and we’d be thrilled if you vote for us in all of them!
Today, I’d like to give you an update on Where To? enhanced listings. The number of places with rich details such as dinner menus, photos, description texts, business hours, accepted payment cards, spoken languages, service areas, Facebook and Twitter profiles is growing rapidly! More than 550,000 US locations already have enhanced listings.
Starting today, we take the next step by adding menus with pictures, events, biographies, product and service listings to selected US locations.
If you’re a local business aiming to make use of these extended profile options, I recommend visiting the site of our partner Yext. They’ve introduced their revamped PowerListings+ service today. Watch the video (including the Where To? cameo appearance at the 1:57 time mark) to learn more.
And the best? All this is included in the current Where To? 6.0 – no update required!
Today, I’m excited to present you an early christmas present: another major Where To? update hits the App Store. I hope you enjoy the new features as much as we do!
We’ve integrated directions right within the app. Just select a pin and tap the directions button in the toolbar. You can choose from car, bike or pedestrian routing. The route, sometimes with alternatives, is displayed on the map or in textual form. You can also share the directions via email with your friends. Directions are automatically recalculated if you’re leaving the route.
Of course, the integrated directions don’t replace but complement the much beloved feature of working with third party navigation apps. Where To? has been the first app back in 2009 to introduce support for external navigation apps and with Where To? 6.0 we’re taking this to a new level. We doubled the number of supported apps to 37. This doesn’t even include the numerous country specific versions of apps like Navigon and TomTom. To easier select the suitable app, we’ve revamped the selection browser. It shows the installed apps on top and compatible apps from the App Store below. The rating and price is shown as well. If you’re familiar with the third party app selection in Maps app, you’ll feel at home immediately.
Among the newly added apps are much requested apps like Garmin, CoPilot Live and Skobbler as well as a huge selection of public transport apps for various cities and countries all over the world:
Connection with Audi
If you’re the owner of a new Audi A3 introduced last month, you can even send your destinations to the car navigation system: Select your destination conveniently in Where To?, send it to your Audi via the Audi MMI connect app (currently available in Germany, only), turn the key and start driving!
Launch from Maps
We’ve also revamped our integration with Maps app. When launched from Maps, the directions are displayed immediately. This is especially useful for bike directions since Maps doesn’t offer this. The destination’s map bubble is shown if Where To? finds the business location – so you can compare details such as reviews (including from Google users), dinner menus and more. Otherwise you can add the destination as a contact. The share menu allows to share directions via email or the clipboard, launch other navigation apps (there are a fair number of apps that can’t be launched from Maps, so Where To? can act as a gateway) or search at the destination.
We hope you’ll like the changes in Where To? 6.0 and download the update today! As always: Don’t forget to rate the app again since ratings are reset with every update. If you’ve any feedback, we’re glad to hear from you in the comments or on the contact page. Thanks for your support and merry xmas everyone!