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Google Maps for iPad Has Mileage with Latest EggMaps Update

         Google Maps for iPad Has Mileage with Latest EggMaps Update

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PERTH, Australia, May 6, 2013

PERTH, Australia, May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Mike Cunneen today announces
EggMaps HD 1.05, an update to his popular #1-ranked navigation app for iPad
that provides Google Maps at full-screen high resolution. Version 1.05 adds a
choice of miles or kilometres when directions are provided, in response to
requests from UK and North American customers.

Indie Developer Mike Cunneen today is proud to announce the release of EggMaps
HD 1.05, his iPad app that provides an easy interface to Google Maps at full
resolution. Until EggMaps HD, iPad users had resorted to using the website or
iPhone versions of Google Maps (the latter at low-resolution, sometimes known
as "pixel doubling" or "2x").

"An iPad has five times the display resolution of an iPhone. When you run an
iPhone-only app on your iPad, such as the official Google Maps app, the
picture is blocky, lacks detail, and does not quite fill the available screen
area. Apps that are designed specifically for iPad look much better," said
Mike Cunneen, the developer.

Regarding the latest update, Mr Cunneen explained, "I've been inundated with
requests from UK customers and Americans travelling overseas. They want to
view distances in miles rather than kilometres. Until now, there was no way to
override the units of distance. Now, you can choose whichever system you are
comfortable with."

"EggMaps has been ranked #1 in 25 countries including the UK, Australia and
Canada. I really hope the latest release will put it back at the top of the UK
App Store rankings."

"To be honest, it's mainly UK customers who are affected by this release," Mr
Cunneen continued. "Apart from UK customers, only a few Americans have
requested miles when they are travelling outside the USA. The rest of the
world uses kilometres, so this feature won't make much difference to them. But
they will appreciate the bug fixes in this release."

"Today I received an email from a customer thanking me for the fast turnaround
time on fixing a bug he'd reported a few hours earlier. I didn't want to tell
him that I submitted the fix 6 days ago due to another customer's report. If
this guy thinks I'm some sort of genius, why should I set him straight?" The
bug in question prevented addresses from being displayed upon tapping a
marker, and is fixed in this latest release.

Unlike the iPhone version of Google Maps, EggMaps HD takes advantage of the
larger iPad screen at native resolution. Being a native app, EggMaps HD also
has the advantage of being faster and more responsive than a website.

"Google's maps app for iPhone is great. But they seem to have forgotten about
iPad users," said Mr Cunneen. "Installing Google's official iPhone app is
awkward for most people. Even if you manage to get it onto your iPad, it runs
at iPhone resolution and doesn't provide much visual detail."

EggMaps HD supports the following features, with data provided by Google:

  oStreet View
  oPublic transit
  oLive traffic
  oMarker placement
  oDirections
  oAuto-complete of place names
  oLocation tracking (when GPS is enabled)

Device Requirements:

  oRequires iPad with iOS 5.0 or later
  o1.5 MB

Pricing and Availability:
EggMaps HD 1.05 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies)
and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Navigation
category.

Mike Cunneen is an independent developer based in Perth, Western Australia.
Copyright (C) 2013 Mike Cunneen. 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.

Summary:
Mike Cunneen today announces EggMaps HD 1.05, an update to his popular
#1-ranked navigation app for iPad that provides Google Maps at full-screen
high resolution. Version 1.05 adds a choice of miles or kilometres when
directions are provided, in response to requests from UK customers and
Americans travelling abroad.

Resources:

  oEggMaps HD website: http://www.eggmaps.com/
  oPurchase and Download:
    http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/eggmaps-hd/id589718934
  oScreenshot: http://www.eggmaps.com/img/iPad3/iPad1.jpg
  oApp Icon: http://www.eggmaps.com/img/EggMaps229.png
  oYouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oE7PcaW6BJU

Contact: Mike Cunneen, 042-436-4881

SOURCE EggMaps

Website: http://www.eggmaps.com
 
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