This morning one of my favorite apps had an update. Not only do I have a new tour to explore, this app NOW works on the Galaxy Tab 7.7, (SAMSUNG Model: SCH-I815). The previous app version could not even start on the tablet. It worked fine on various phones but I really wanted to experience Ian Rankin’s Edinburgh on a tablet with a nice large screen. So, after the update and required restart (which happens for all devices) I “Zoomed to Fill Screen” because the app looks much better that way.
The map is always one of my favorite features partly because I just love maps. But this is where you get a real feel for Where everything is. As with the previous versions, you tap on a pin and this links to more info – the tour images, and audio / video and whatever books are related to that location.
This lets you choose the Satellite view. Tap “My Location” to figure out exactly where you are relative to items on the map. If you have GPS turned on your device it will be more accurate, obviously. Unfortunately, I am not in Edinburgh so the map just jumped across the ‘pond’ to NY. Har har. I WISH I was in Edinburgh for a nice visit, but my excursions will have to be virtual.
Tap “reset” to return the map view to Edinburgh. This is really a lovely feature for those who are within the city.