One of the new features in Geospike 3.4 for iOS is Google Maps support. Switching to Google Maps is easy. Simply tap on any spike to view it, then tap on the map, and from the map view, tap the “page curl” icon at the bottom-right. Select ‘Google’ as your map option, and it will be applied through the app.
Want more Map styles? If you upgrade to Geospike PRO you’ll get Open Street Maps (OSM) and Bing as well!
As awesome as Google Maps are, sometimes it’s nice to have some alternatives. For example, you can now cross-reference between Google and Apple if something looks wrong. OSM maps are great in some places too, utilising the power of the community to map an amazing level of detail. Our goal is to give you the tools you need, and you can choose the one you prefer.
Note: Did your map revert back to Apple? Due to the newness of these mapping tools, if Geospike crashes we revert it back to Apple just to be safe. But don’t worry, you can repeat the steps above to get your preferred map back. Once we are happy that everything is very stable we will remove this behaviour.
Maps are a core part of what Geospike does. Any change to the mapping system provided by iOS affects Geospike, both through the maps embedded in the app, and the functionality of the official Maps app which Geospike can send locations to.
Before you update to iOS 6 (which Geospike fully supports), you may wish to research the significant map-related changes introduced in iOS 6 so as to make an informed decision on whether you want to update to this new system, and get those changes. Once you update, you can’t go back.
This release also marks the end of support for the iPhone 3G. We were proud of our pre iOS 5 support, however it is not possible to target both iOS 6 and iOS 4.2.1 at the same time anymore (a limitation of Apple’s developer tools), which means we were forced to drop 4.2.1 support, and thus, the iPhone 3G. Furthermore, Geospike 2.2 is the last version that will run on iOS 4.3. The good news for iOS owners is that even the 3GS can run iOS 6, which together with convenient OTA system updates starting in iOS 5.0 means there are few reasons not to update your OS.
A truly inspiring video about travel and making it count. Whether you’re doing something crazy-awesome like this, or just exploring your own town, we think Geospike is the perfect app for capturing it all.
Organizing and Documenting Your Social World – The idea of organizing your life and various communities online was also a hot trend this year with companies like LifeDots, Savvy Card, Clipix, Hibe, IJustShared, and Qubeey. This trend also includes a variety of photo applications including: Instagram, Glomper, and Geospike.