Ever wondered how Google Earth would look and feel like on your iPhone? Well, wonder no more, because a Boulder-based company called Earthscape is looking to do just that with their application called the Earthscape Mobile. Frank Taylor over at Google Earth Blog was fortunate enough to spend some quality time with this Google Earth-like application and came away impressed and after watching the video, we have to admit we are blown away too.
Being developed using the iPhone SDK, Earthscape Mobile makes use of what the iPhone is best known for, its multi-touch screen and the accelerometers. Users can pan and zoom into the 3D images by using the “pinch” and other gestures they have come to love on their iPhones. The magic surely doesn’t stop there as the application makes good use of the handy accelerometers the iPhone has onboard enabling users to rotate the map by just tilting the phone. Now if that isn’t cool, I have no idea what is!
The video above proves yet again why the iPhone deserves all the adulation and hype it gets. I can’t wait to see what the 3G iPhone brings to us when it is released in less than a fortnight from now, but from what we have seen until now from its predecessor, we are sure it will be nothing short of amazing.
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