Friday, October 31, 2008

FirePin Android can see where it's going

When we originally ported FirePin from iPhone to Android we made it look and feel essentially the same. However there is no real benefit to this consistently as not many users are going to be lucky enough to have both an iPhone and a G1. It also meant we weren't making the full use of the Android platform's strengths.

Therefore we have just uploaded an update of FirePin to the Android market place that now includes a fully working map view. You can scroll around and zoom in and out just as you do in the map application that comes with your G1. However when you start tracking your location, a pin of fire marks your current location and will move as you move.

This is great when you want to be able to look around the map of your current location but maintain the tracking for friends or family watching at home. Hope you enjoy the update. Let us know what you think!


imma said...

I'm very impressed, it works nicely :)
Is there a way to get a GeoRSS output?

- imma

Armin Kroll said...

GeoRSS is coming soon. We are currently testing.