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03-08-2012, 08:36 PM #1
Path iOS App Updated with Slew of New Features
The Path iOS app was recently updated in the App Store with the introduction of a slew of new features such as Nike+ GPS Running Stories, Music Match (to help identify and share currently playing songs), and camera improvements that include “Focus and Expore” effects along with “Pow!” comic book effects. All of the features combined make Path more enjoyable and convenient to use than before.
Of all the improvements, the biggest part of the update is easily the integration of Nike+. Path created a website showcasing a demo of the new GPS Running Stories feature. In Nike+ you will now find the option within Share Settings to share something on Path. The demo flaunts a new part of this upgrade that allows users to hear cheering sounds on their device when a friend leaves a comment or shares an emotion within a status update.
Another one of the features included is the Music Match option that essentially brings features from apps such as Shazam over to patch. Gracenote is what powers the feature in Path and it seems to get the job done well. It was also being said that the Nike FuelBand will also be integrated over the “coming weeks.”
The other main feature that was added was the new focus and exposure camera controls along with new comic book style effects. You can view profile pictures in full size, there are updates to the camera lenses, and there is also a new high-definition preview mode. There are also new options to see what music and movies were viewed by friends and family and also a now show as an activity as well.
Despite all the added features, today’s update does NOT address the privacy issues over the address book data that emerged a few weeks ago. According to the company though, there is an update for that on the way. There hasn’t been any further information regarding the matter though so we will have to wait patiently for now.
Source: The Verge