Where To? 6.0: Directions!

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!

Directions

Directions in Where To?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:

New directions apps

Connection with Audi

Audi mmi connect iconIf 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

Launch from mapsWe’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!

3 Comments

  • Josh H

    wrote on December 19, 2012 at 5:43pm

    I’m assuming you submitted this app for review before Google Maps hit iOS. Any plans to support it via their API/DevKit? Hope so! 🙂

    Been using Where To since v1.0, your updates are always awesome. Glad you’re still kickin’ ass!

  • Ortwin Gentz

    wrote on December 19, 2012 at 6:01pm

    Josh, this is certainly very interesting, we’ll look into it. And indeed, it was too late for this release.
    Thanks for the kudos!

  • Josh H

    wrote on December 19, 2012 at 6:05pm

    Ortwin, thanks for the reply! Looking forward to see what your team comes up with in a future update. Rock on.

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