Dainn wrote:- Loading was easy. Logging in was easy. Figuring out what I was looking at when i launched it, not so easy. Perhaps a tutorial would be good to show you what each button does and how to get started with some easy updates (e.g. munching).
All the buttons are explained in the Wiki.
Dainn wrote:- In both 2D and 3D modes, the maps shows me about the same thing I can see with my own eyes. My commute is huge, from one end of LA to the other, daily. I need to know way in advance if Im going to get traffic so I can plan out my route. Often I can take a mountain road or side road to bypass traffic, but only if I see 10-30 miles in advance or more. 3D mode could rotate to a lower angle of view (i.e. you can see farther) based on speed. At 70mph by the time traffic appears on the screen I see it. In fact, I have already been able to see traffic before it appeared on the screen.
When you're routing, and if auto-zoom is enabled, the map display will zoom out to show as far as the next turn. If your next exit or turn is ten miles away, you'll see the whole thing. Manual zoom controls are on the screen as well...
Dainn wrote:- I didn't like that I couldn't scroll out easily and maintain the car in the center of the map. I scrolled out, then hit center and was back to being able to see less than a mile again. For commuters we need to be able to see way ahead. There should be an option to center on location without re-zooming. If that already exists, I couldn't find it.
I think this was changed with the newest iPhone beta, but I'm not sure.
Dainn wrote:- Buttons and text should be larger while driving, or configurable to be larger. I've been asked if I was in traffic a couple times, and it was distracting trying to read what was being asked while trying to avoid the traffic itself. Big finger-friendly buttons that we can customize to our phone would be a huge plus.
I second this. Absolutely.