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05-23-2012, 09:35 PM #1
[Review] Coordinates for Maps - Add GPS Coordinates to Apple's Maps App
While it may not mean a whole lot for everyone in the world that uses an iOS device, a new free jailbreak tweak dubbed Coordinates for Maps by iOS developer Pau Ochoa will add a GPS coordinate indicator to the Maps application. Coordinates show your Longitude and Latitude. The indicator is small, clean, accurate, and it displays the coordinates in the bottom left of the Maps application in a transparent, black rectangle.
Important to realize right off the bat is that this tweak doesn’t give you the coordinates of where you are at all times. Coordinates for Maps was intended to give you the coordinates of any dropped pin in the Google Maps interface. Tapping on one will give you the coordinates of the pin you dropped. The good news is, if you are searching for directions to a specific place, the starting point (your current location) counts as a pin so you can see the exact coordinates of your location that way.
For most iOS users, simply looking at a map and seeing where they are and where they must go is simple enough. This tweak isn’t necessarily going to be a game-changer for the Maps application because most iOS users aren’t going to use coordinates to navigate through Google Maps due to its implementation.
Coordinates for Maps includes a preferences pane in the Settings application after it is installed and it is shown in the screenshot below:
The options for Coordinates for Maps are very simple. The first, being a switch to enable and disable the coordinates feature at any time that you may like to, while the other option allows you to change the transparency of the rectangle where the coordinates are displayed. The more transparent it is, the harder it will be to see the white text, while the more opaque it is, the easier it will be to see the white text over the dark-colored rectangle.
The tweak was intended for iOS 5 devices. Useful or not, the tweak is free. If you think it might be fun to play around with coordinates, then download Coordinates for Maps and start seeing the true coordinates for different kinds of places.
Name: Coordinates for Maps
Developer: Pau Ochoa
Editor's Rating: / 3.5/5
05-23-2012, 10:52 PM #2
Useful for themers running GPS widgets with no 'mylocation' app.