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Old Aug 22, 2012, 12:40 PM   #1
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WhatsGoLa - Street View app lets you travel the world - Free Version available

"WhatsGoLa Free" is now available. Try before you buy!!
Worry about losing "Street View" from iOS 6? Buy WhatsGoLa now and continue using Street View - with Gyroscope integrated!!



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App Name: WhatsGoLa
Category: Photo & Video
Website: http://www.whatsgola.com
Trailer Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itiKd5VT1R4
Full Version: http://itunes.apple.com/app/id535072463 (Price: $2.99)
Free Version: http://itunes.apple.com/app/id546616462
Requirements: iPad / iPhone / iPod Touch with iOS 5.0 or above
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/whatsgola
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/whatsgola
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Do you dream of traveling the world? Do you picture yourself on the beaches of Mauritius, or on a hilltop overlooking Machu Picchu, or maybe sat around a camp fire in the mystical shadow of Ayers Rock?

You watch on TV as a triumphant athlete stands on the podium, or stood on the red carpet at the Oscars, thinking "I wish I was there..."

With WhatsGoLa, you can have hours of fun easily creating your dream photos!

Trailer Video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itiKd5VT1R4

Remove the background from the daily photos and superimpose on scenic pictures


Use "WhatsGoLa Camera" to show a map and interact with it to find Panoramic photos or snapshots from Google Street View. Gyroscope enabled camera allows you to simulates the effect of standing on a street as you look around. More than 1000 world famous landmarks are built in the "Quick Fly" tool.


Modify the overlay size, exposure, contract, saturation and temperature to balance out the composition and make it look real. Moreover, you may superimpose multiple overlay images on the same background.


If the background images come from the built-in camera, Google Street View, or Panoramio, WhatsGoLa can preserve the geographic location information for the finished masterpiece, which generates red pins on the map should you view the images from the built-in "Photos" App.


You can then choose to share these photographic "trophies" to Facebook or Twitter friends. You may even share overlay images to your friends so they can superimpose your overlay on their "special" backgrounds.

WhatsGoLa wishes all of you a pleasant and safe journey to anywhere in your imagination.

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Old Sep 21, 2012, 04:08 AM   #2
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How to use Street View in iOS 6 for free?

With the release of iOS 6, Apple makes a big change to the Maps app. Although it has the cool 3D-view and navigation features, we lost the Street View functions. Fortunately, Google still operates the Maps API so that developers can continue to make apps from it, which also comes with Street View functionalities. This article introduces an app "WhatsGoLa", comes with a paid and a free version, that continues to give you the Street View functions.

WhatsGoLa is a photography app which lets you virtually travel the world by superimposing photos. The tool "WhatsGoLa Camera" shows a map on the screen to let you find scenery images from a given location. If Street View is available in this area, you may also open the street view - powered by Google Maps API.

If you like a street view, just tap the shutter button. Then you can choose to save the photo to the iDevice or continue to superimpose. Browsing Panoramio scenery photos is also one of the way to visit the world. (As this article only focuses on the Street View usage, I won't mention too many other functions in this app. If you are interested, you may visit the official website: http://www.whatsgola.com for more details)

All above can be done by the free (and NO AD) version which can be downloaded at:
http://itunes.apple.com/app/id546616462

The paid version even includes a database with more than 1000 famous points of interests, including the Google Street View Collections. The Street View page is also integrated with Gyroscope, which simulate taking photos on the streets. This short video demonstrate the usage.
The paid version can be downloaded from: http://itunes.apple.com/app/id535072463
You may visit the official website http://www.whatsgola.com for more details.

Street View demo video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=111Zp2FhWoA
App demo video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itiKd5VT1R4



The developer YumYumCook also provide me with the further details for the future version 1.3 (which are expected to release in a few weeks):
* bookmark the location
* share the location by email
* show website for the POI if available.

A stand alone Universal App "WGL Camera" will be released. Preview images are also provided below:








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Old Nov 13, 2012, 01:04 AM   #3
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Version 1.3 goes live!!

Version 1.3 goes live!!

New Features:
- Add more than 1000 website data for the preset locations - Now you can open the websites to get more information about the locations you are visiting!!
- Added 3 New Street View Collection categories: "California National Parks", "NASA", and "Ocean".
- Bookmark locations.
- Mail locations.

Improvements:
- Update the Panoramio photo preview screen.
- Improve the map annotation pin layout - much friendly now!!
- Optimize for iOS 6.
- Provide a sample overlay image.

Fixes/Updates:
- Fix a crashing problem if we attempt to send emails but no email account is setup on the device.
- Replace icons in the main menu.
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 11:50 AM   #4
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v1.5 is now online with these updates:

- New feature "Visit Random Location" in "WhatsGoLa Camera"
- Display Wikipedia web page in the device language if available.
- Add "Tint" to adjust green/red tone for the overlay image.
- More nature temperature color adjustment.
- Add Chinese (traditional & simplified) language.
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Old Mar 4, 2013, 07:35 AM   #5
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Version 1.7 is online now.
What's New:

* Compatible with the iPhone 5 wide screen.
* Add 45 Street View Categories including Arctic, Grand Canyon, Lucas Oil Stadium, and many from Taiwan and Japan. (see list below)
* More than 900 points of interests added.
* WhatsGoLa Camera can now take sharper Strteet View Photos. (iPhone 4S or above, iPad 2 or above, and iPod Touch 5)
* Fix small bugs.


New features from v1.6:
* Share superimposed images with Instagram.
* Export superimposed images to other apps.
* Share superimposed images to Facebook using the iOS 6 native Facebook SDK.
* Increase the superimposed image resolution limit to 640 x 640 for the free version.


★★★★★ 45 New Street View Categories ★★★★★
- Arctic

United States:
- Grand Canyon
- Lucas Oil Stadium

Japan:
- JAXA
- オススメ
- ゴルフコース
- ショッピング
- スポーツ
- ボートストリートビュー
- レジャー
- 大学
- 山梨
- 日本の城
- 日本の美術館
- 北海道
- 伝統的な日本建築
- 寺と神社
- 自然の景観
- 岐阜
- 沖縄
- 京都
- 東京
- 空港・駅
- 長野
- 洞窟
- 庭園・公園
- 高知
- 高速道路 サービスエリア
- 教会
- 産業遺産
- 愛媛
- 徳島
- 静岡
- 横浜
- 鎌倉

Taiwan:
- 文化園區
- 日月潭
- 主題樂園
- 休閒場所
- 自然公園
- 宗教場所
- 運動場所
- 熱門景點
- 學校
- 歷史古蹟

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Old Apr 21, 2013, 09:47 PM   #6
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WhatsGoLa 2.0 is released.

This is the major release with these new features:
* Add 17 filters to the superimposed images.
* Redesign the main menu and improve the user interface.
* Searching address and POIs in WhatsGoLa Camera now returns much better results (requires iOS 6.1).
* Hash tags are automatically generated when sharing photos to Instagram.

The free version is even removed these limitations:
* Now you may create as many overlay images as you want.
* Now you can create as many superimposed images as you want.
* Now all 2000+ points of interest are included.
* Now you may preview unlimited number of Panoramio photos.

Key features from recent updates:
* Compatible with the iPhone 5 wide screen.
* Add 45 Street View Categories including Arctic, Grand Canyon, Lucas Oil Stadium, and many from Taiwan and Japan.
* More than 900 points of interests added.
* Share photos to Instagram.
* "Visit Random Location" in "WhatsGoLa Camera"
* Add "Tint" to adjust green/red tone for the overlay image.
* More nature temperature color adjustment.
* Add Chinese (traditional & simplified) language.
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Old Jun 18, 2013, 11:12 PM   #7
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WhatsGoLa v2.2 goes live...

What's New:
* Gallery Tab: add the "map view mode" to show superimposed photos on the map - now show your photographic "trophies" on the map.
* WhatsGoLa Camera: add the "Panoramio Thumbnail Mode" to browse Panoramio photos directly on the map. (Click the "eye" icon on the bottom right corner to switch between "Pin Mode" and "Panoramio Mode")
* Improve UI effeciency and usability.

Improvements in v2.1:
* Improve UI speed and efficiency.
* In the overlay editor, tap and hold the image to show the magnify glass (instead of always showing magnify glass).
* Improve Instagram hash tags
* Display the Cool Places thumbnail images from the live server.
* Pad with white color to the superimposed images when exporting to Instegram if the image is not square (1:1 aspect ratio)
* Upgrade Facebook SDK to 3.5

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Version 2.3 goes live!

What's New:
- Add Sina Weibo for sharing images.
- It's now possible to mute the sound effect. Go to the option menu and select "configuration".
- Fix bugs.
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Old Oct 11, 2013, 04:06 AM   #9
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Version 2.4 goes live!

What's New:
- Support iOS 7
- Add "Bookmark Mode" in "WhatsGoLa Camera" to show bookmarked locations on the map (only for the paid version)

And key new features added since v2.0
- Gallery Tab: add the "map view mode" to show superimposed photos on the map - now show your photographic "trophies" on the map.
- WhatsGoLa Camera: add the "Panoramio Thumbnail Mode" to browse Panoramio photos directly on the map.
- Add 17 filters to the superimposed images.
- Configuration options menu.
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