I can not say that MapPocket is a wild success, but lately we enjoyed a steady grow of revenue. I should confess that watching a trend line of revenue going undisputably up does make you feel a little bit proud.
What’s New in MapPocket 2.8:
➠ Option to automatically record map covering all existing markers.
➠ Transport and OpenCycle layers for Openstreet maps.
➠ Simple map renaming. No need to use “Modify Map”. Just touch the title of the map.
➠ Can add/modify/delete markers on offline maps.
➠ Map zoom/unzoom buttons for offline maps (single hand friendly)....
MapPocket first appeared on iTunes Store about 10 months ago. Since then we have been steadily adding new functionality, features and capabilities. We kept the same low price even though the app has become much more advanced. Finally, with the introduction of MapPocket v.2.4, we raised the price to $2.99....
Amazingly enough, I was not able to find straightforward instructions on how to build both FULL and LITE versions of the same iOS app with XCode 4.x. It did not took much time to figure out. Still, this blog post may save you some grief.
Version 2.4 is almost ready to go into beta testing, so I think it is appropriate time to "spread the word" about new and exciting features it will bring to MapPocket. Besides usual "minor usability improvements" and "major bug fixes" v.2.4 will introduce 3 new features:
MapPocket belongs to the off-line maps subcategory of Travel/Navigation category on iTunes Store.
Most apps in this category use a single map source. However, MapPocket allows to use one of four: Google, Mapquest, Bing or OpenStreetMap.org. Moreover, there are even fewer apps in the off-line maps category that provide access to Google maps.
So far my experience with the Apple App Store (both mobile and desktop) was rather uneventful. I submitted my first iPhone app 18 months ago. I keep submitting either new app versions or new apps once or twice a month since then. So far I was rejected 4 times (none were terminal).