By Yasuji Murakami
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Note! This app can not use on iPhone 3G or iPod touch that doesn't have electric compass and GPS function. Please use on iPhone 3GS or later or iPad 3G or later.
In this application program, it induces it to three places registered by using the GPS function and the electronic compass function with built-in iPhone. This application program keeps operating even if the trouble occurs in the communication over the Internet when it is necessary to move to the refuge etc. due to the disaster etc. , and you are induced to the safe place.
A lot of difficulty of coming home people were generated in the metropolitan area in the east Great Kanto Earthquake that had occurred in Japan on March 11, 2011. A traffic infrastructure stopped, and the walking coming home was done through necessity. There were a lot of scenes where the cellular phone and the communication become difficult by concentrating the power failure and the telephone call, too. This application program is useful for situation that returns from a destination and a strange town to home and the office on foot.
The data of three places can be registered in the application program. The departure point etc. decided in the specified shelter place and the family in home, the office, and the region can be registered beforehand. The distance and the direction to a target place are displayed in the compass view. It is likely to become the standard of travel time in walking.
It might be also good to introduce this application program, and to talk about shelter at the disaster in the family and the office.
-- function --
1.The direction and the distance to the destination are displayed in the compass view.
2.A simple navigation function is offered in the map. A rough route to the destination can be displayed on the map at the present place. It is necessary to connect it with the Internet with this function. Please note that the data communication expense might be generated separately at use by the global roaming.
3.The destination up to three places can be registered. It is start-up and is registered the data of the main station in Tokyo first time of the application program at times.
!! This application uses the GPS function and the electronic compass function.
-- notes --
This application uses GPS to obtain the location information. Moreover, the electronic compass is used to obtain the azimuth. Each measurement precision depends on the surrounding environment, and acknowledge causing some gaps when really using it, please. The electronic compass might cause the malfunction when there are a magnet and a motor near the place and iPhone that magnetism is strong.
What's New in Version 1.01
the new minimum iOS requirement (3.2 or later)
Just what I was looking for.
Perfect app for finding your way to predetermined locations. Give you heading and distance in realtime. Perfect for camping/hiking to find your way back to camp. Highly useful in a disaster since GPS satellites will still be overhead even when the power grid and cell network fail.
My only criticism is that it needs to be able to stote more than just 3 locations.
- Category: Navigation
- Updated: May 26, 2011
- Version: 1.01
- Size: 0.6 MB
- Languages: English, Japanese
- Seller: Yasuji Murakami
- © 2011 TennisResort99
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.