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cstromme
Dec 12, 2007, 06:10 PM
I was planning on downloading a pdf map of the city, to help me get around, but I just wanted to check to be sure there's no "Paris"-app available or anything else that might be of help to me while I'm there. My phone is jailbroken.

So, is there anything out there that I might find useful for my trip to Paris?



r6girl
Dec 12, 2007, 06:18 PM
not an app, but will probably useful for you anyway - check out the downloadable map of the paris metro system here (http://blog.aapglobal.com/2007/08/29/subway-system-maps-for-your-iphone-tokyo-sf-santiago-more/). you load them into iphoto and sync them to your iphone, and you browse them in the photos app. not perfect, but still handy. i downloaded the ones for boston and san francisco and use them from time to time...

FunkyJunk
Dec 12, 2007, 06:42 PM
Is it possible to get EDGE in Europe by getting a prepaid sim card or something? The built-in map would be a lot more useful than a PDF.

hooly
Dec 13, 2007, 03:33 AM
you should be able to pick up GPRS if you set it to data roaming. I don't know about EDGE...

For the SIM card... you might be able to do this if you have an unlocked phone but not if it isnt unlocked.

cstromme
Dec 13, 2007, 10:16 AM
I'm already in Europe, more specifically Norway, so that's not an issue. The phone is already jailbreaken and hactivated. And yes, I will be able to use EDGE, but I won't considering the costs.

That Metro Map is awesome.

cstromme
Dec 13, 2007, 01:01 PM
I couldn't get the pictures in order for the metro map, so I found the original one and just synced that to the phone, but for some reason it looks like it got downconverted when syncing to the phone. Is there any way to avoid this?

firstapple
Dec 13, 2007, 02:07 PM
The Maps function already on the iphone may work for you as well? My phone is not jailbroken, but I use the native maps function all the time and I have no problems with it...

cstromme
Dec 13, 2007, 02:48 PM
That would require using EDGE, and I'm trying to avoid that.

r6girl
Dec 13, 2007, 02:58 PM
Wirelessly posted (my iphone: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/3B48b Safari/419.3)

I couldn't get the pictures in order for the metro map, so I found the original one and just synced that to the phone, but for some reason it looks like it got downconverted when syncing to the phone. Is there any way to avoid this?

Yeah, they don't sync in order. The trick is to put them in their own album and sync the album containing all of the photos for one system to your iPhone. Then when you view the album, the map assembles correctly and you just select the portion you need to view closely.

cstromme
Dec 13, 2007, 03:10 PM
Wirelessly posted (my iphone: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/3B48b Safari/419.3)



Yeah, they don't sync in order. The trick is to put them in their own album and sync the album containing all of the photos for one system to your iPhone. Then when you view the album, the map assembles correctly and you just select the portion you need to view closely.

I put them all in an event for itself, but that didn't make them come up in the right order. And besides, it's easier to get an overall view with a single picture.

So, is there any way to do this? Get a picture over there without the iPhone downgrading it?

silbeej
Dec 13, 2007, 05:13 PM
Google Maps Dowg!

r6girl
Dec 13, 2007, 06:00 PM
I put them all in an event for itself, but that didn't make them come up in the right order. And besides, it's easier to get an overall view with a single picture.

So, is there any way to do this? Get a picture over there without the iPhone downgrading it?

so it doesn't look like this when you view the photo album on your iphone? you get more detail when zooming when it's divided into separate sections.

i don't know what to tell you - pictures are resized when they are transferred to the iphone, so there's no way to force a single hi-res picture onto it...

speakerwizard
Dec 13, 2007, 06:06 PM
filemarkmaker, will put the hi-res image on phone as ann embedded weblink so you can zoom and not get a blurry lo-res image

blaster_boy
Dec 14, 2007, 03:28 AM
That's a really cool idea, subdiving them like that and using iphoto to sync them!

cstromme
Dec 14, 2007, 06:01 AM
so it doesn't look like this when you view the photo album on your iphone? you get more detail when zooming when it's divided into separate sections.

No, I don't get them in order, and I can't seem to find any way to move them around, neither in iPhoto nor on the iPhone.

r6girl
Dec 14, 2007, 02:47 PM
No, I don't get them in order, and I can't seem to find any way to move them around, neither in iPhoto nor on the iPhone.

that's too weird! but i thought iphoto would allow you to re-order them just by dragging and dropping them in the album? i'm pretty sure i can change the order of photos in iphoto albums like this (but i'm at work without my mac now)...

cstromme
Dec 14, 2007, 07:19 PM
^ Doesn't seem to work here.

I can get them in the right order in iPhoto by changing the sorting order from the default, but that doesn't affect the sorting order on the iPhone.

shiunn
Dec 15, 2007, 12:11 PM
(but i'm at work without my mac now)...

You're at work and here you are...idling in a forum???? good for you!

savanahrose
Dec 15, 2007, 02:33 PM
I do the same thing, isn't it grand? Love my job as a computer operator. It has its perks.

DanielSosMac
Jun 3, 2011, 03:18 AM
Metro maps are given away for Free at Every metro or Rer Station, they're simple and faster to open than to launch your iphones which, by the way, are being stolen a LOT in the subway.

Just go to the counter and ask for the "Plan de Paris Poche"
http://mapage.noos.fr/chrisbus/Plans_RATP/Poche_201006.jpg