Google Maps on your iPad with EggMaps HD
(at full resolution)
iPad users need not wait for an official Google Maps™ app for iPad. EggMaps HD is an iPad-only app that provides an easy interface to Google Maps, at full resolution.
Until now, iPad users have resorted to using the website version of Google Maps, or the official iPhone version of Google Maps at low-resolution, sometimes known as "pixel-doubling" or "2x".
Unlike the iPhone version of Google Maps, EggMaps HD takes advantage of the larger iPad screen at native resolution. Being a native app, EggMaps HD also has the advantage of being much faster and more responsive than a website.
Installing Google's official iPhone app is awkward for most people. Even if you manage to get it onto your iPad, it runs at iPhone resolution. Many people use the Google Maps website instead, but it uses a very different interface. Being a native app, EggMaps is much faster than a website.
EggMaps HD supports the following features, with data provided by Google:
- Street View
- Public transit
- Live traffic
- Auto-complete of place names
- Location tracking (when GPS is enabled)
Mike Cunneen is an independent developer based in Perth, Western Australia.