Google Earth

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by NotYou, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. NotYou

    NotYou Well-Known Member

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    I just happened to see it was out when it became available and I downloaded a minute ago. Holy crap is it creepy. :eek: My phone should not be able to do that.

    I only messed with it for a minute (I need to stop procrastinating now), but the controls are nice. The camera angle changes as you move your phone.

    BTW, it's free.

    http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=293622097&mt=8
     
  2. TimothyB

    TimothyB Well-Known Member

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    Ah cool, thanks for pointing it out. It will be interesting to compare it with Earthscape. Earthscape improved after they added search abilities, and has that cool feature of taking photos that are added quickly to map. For practical use, don't think it could ever replace google maps, but fun to check now and then to see if anyone took photos near you. Unless this Google Earth apps runs fast and practical, or unique features over google maps, it might not say on my phone long.
     
  3. Gregz0r

    Gregz0r Well-Known Member

    Woah. This is as awesome as it is on the PC. I'd guess that the Locate Me function in it, will absolutely maim the battery even more than Maps. With the angle tilted, you really do feel like Superman, LOL.
    Now, if only Google could strike a deal with the makers of X-Plane... :D
     
  4. polyplay

    polyplay Well-Known Member

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    There is that flight sim easter egg in the desktop version of Google Earth...
     
  5. Gregz0r

    Gregz0r Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I know, that's what I mean. :D
     
  6. hkiphone

    hkiphone Well-Known Member

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    Sigh, still not available in HK yet.... Jellycar didn't take this long to propagate from US to HK app store last time.... :'(
     
  7. iago

    iago Well-Known Member

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    I don't think it's that hot. Seems like a 1.0 release to me. I found the mapping and scrolling fairly slow with lots of stutters. I would have expected more from Google. Already removed from my phone, I'll try again with the first update.
     
  8. 1337brian

    1337brian Well-Known Member

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    I can't get the tilt to work??? :confused:
     
  9. dannys95

    dannys95 Well-Known Member

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    Earth
    how do u see 3d mountains and buildings? they said u could!
     
  10. CloneWars

    CloneWars Well-Known Member

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    Wow This is a really cool app
    Much better then earthscape in my opinion
     
  11. rootbeersoup

    rootbeersoup Well-Known Member

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    I'm surprised Google did this considering they've got the android now... I figured we would have seen the last from google
     
  12. NotYou

    NotYou Well-Known Member

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    I looked it up real quick last night after it came out. Apparently it isn't even available for the Android yet. :rolleyes:

    I don't know how well the Android is going to sell. It could be ten times more powerful than the iPhone, but you have to convince people it's worth it. I don't know if they can get people that excited about it. Maybe I'm wrong. doesn't really matter either way.
     
  13. vandy1997

    vandy1997 Well-Known Member

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    Google has tons of money, so they can distribute apps for free. And at some point, they may include ads in their apps and make even more money!! They aren't stupid. Also, they are getting advertising at a low cost becuase you know that you are using a Google app and you will tend to use Google's apps on your desktop (many of which have ads in them), and the more clicks they get on those apps, the more that they make from companies that advertise in their apps. It's all about marketing. The fact that it's done in a subtle manner doesn't detract from the fact that it's done in order to obtain more profit!! That's why Android is distributed for FREE. I'm sure that it cost a lot more to develop than a native Google Earth app for the iPhone!!


     
  14. pablo19

    pablo19 Well-Known Member

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    #14 pablo19, Oct 28, 2008
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    question

    someone asked how to view landscape mode and I just figured it out. put your two fingers on the screen and move up and down to view landscape although you cannot see buildings, you can see the terrain.


    P.S: Check out greenland weird as hell. Look at the middle, you can see clearly a black line. And a little bit north of that line there is something that looks like a shipwreck but is way too big to be one. its kinda an orange color really looks like a ship wreck. CHECK IT OUT TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK I REALLY WANNA KNOW!!!!! LoL :D


    UPDATE on the shipwreck: it is clearly orange with a yellow stripe on top its also got some rust !!!!
     
  15. alza

    alza Well-Known Member

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    Meh... deleted it already
     
  16. Everydaynormalguy

    Everydaynormalguy Well-Known Member

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    Another app that falls into the "cool but useless" category. The built-in map can do much more than this...
     
  17. 1337brian

    1337brian Well-Known Member

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    Search Area 51... It brings you right down on the airstrip :eek:
     
  18. Gregz0r

    Gregz0r Well-Known Member

    #18 Gregz0r, Oct 28, 2008
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    IMO, Google isn't competing with Apple(Google's CEO, Dr. Eric Schmidt, announced that he joined the Apple board at MacWorld 2007). They're collaborators.
    Google's main targets, I think, are Windows Mobile and Symbian.
    They want to have Android on all the future devices that would currently choose WM/Symbian as their OS of choice.
    Apple will continue to have their one Phone per year.
     

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