Today, we’re having the pleasure to interview another of our ASO experts, Lee Blyth, founder of Approots (app full stack growth company). 1. Tell us a bit about yourself and your company? I’ve been working in Mobile Marketing and ASO for a long time. I’m from London (born and bred) and have been in Mobile most of my career, starting at Microsoft in 2007 when the iPhone 1 launched. My consultancy, Approots, is a full …
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- ● Versions
Your last version was released more than 3 months ago. Update your app with new features and/or some bug fixing.
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Version 3.1 released on February 21, 2017
- Removed pin clustering by popular demand. Now all pins are visible on the map. No numbers. - Removed advertisements and added limitations. E.g. you can add up to 3 bookmarks on the map. After that you are prompted to unlock all features for a one-time fee.
Version 3.0.2 released on November 22, 2016
Adds Google Street View feature.
Version 3.0.1 released on November 10, 2016
Fixes a bug that might cause the app to crash when updating from version 2.x.
Version 3.0 released on November 08, 2016
Maps+ 3.0 is a major rewrite of the code in Swift. It switches to Apple Maps because previously it was not compliant with Google Maps Terms of Service 10.4.c.i. Removes: - Google data including maps, place reviews, photos, ratings, opening hours, etc. - Twitter feature. Get in contact if you miss it. - Localizations and VoiceOver support. They will be added in a coming release. - Recent searches and contacts search. - Share button next to search bar in favor of reminders button. - Limitations. Now all features can be used with advertisements. Improves: - Location-based reminders integration. - Tappable points of interest on map. - Settings. - Map animations. Adds: - Reminders list. - Bookmark clusters. - Bookmarks and reminders search. - Bookmarks and reminders list ordering by name or date. - Coordinates row in place detail. - Labels subtitle. - Quick switch for map type. - Map scale.
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Maps+ is for power users. With Maps+ you can organize your bookmarks with colors and labels, export them to GPX files, fully customize your location-based reminders, search the map with autocomplete, get the horizontal and vertical accuracy of your current location fix and more. Bookmarks - Organize with colors and labels. - Export to and import from GPX files. - Edit the names. - Add quickly by long-pressing the map. - Hide and show all from settings. - Sort by name or date. - Share, modify or delete multiple at once. - Maps+ is optimized to handle a large amount of data. Location-based reminders - Tightly integrated with the Reminders app. - See your incomplete location-based reminders on the map. - Add quickly by long-pressing the map. - Create new for any location. - Fully customize with recurrence rules, proximity, radius, priority and notes. - Hide and show all from settings. - Sort by name or date. - Complete or delete multiple at once. Search - In your bookmarks and reminders. - The map with the help of autocomplete. Current location - Get location fix info: coordinates, horizontal accuracy, altitude and vertical accuracy (available on devices with GPS). - Add quickly a new bookmark or reminder. Maps - Data by Apple Maps. - Switch quickly between standard and satellite. - Tap on points of interest to see more info: phone, website, address, coordinates. - Hide and show buildings, compass, scale, traffic from settings. Maps+ is free. You can try out all of its features before deciding to purchase the full version of the app. The limitations are: - 3 bookmarks allowed. - Importing bookmarks from GPX files disabled. Got feedback? Get in touch!
Maps+ Ranking History | Navigation
Maps+ daily app ranking in Navigation category for the last 30 days.
Maps+ Worldwide Rankings | Navigation
Maps+ rankings per country in Navigation category.
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