earthscape is Free for a limited time

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by stevem666, Sep 18, 2008.

  1. stevem666 macrumors newbie

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    Thats right earthscape is FREE. Cool app....for free
     
  2. hogfaninga macrumors 65816

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    Still says 4.99 for me. Nevermind. You have to click into the info page for it to tell you that. Thanks for the heads up.
     
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  4. hogfaninga macrumors 65816

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    It works great. I have been thinking about getting this. It does eat the battery, but it is well worth it.
     
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    Downloaded!!

    Seems to be crashing a lot for me, though. Not at start, but whenever I try to zoom into anything close. I have yet to get to New York City! Tried restarting my phone, but that didn't help much... :(
     
  8. domness macrumors 6502a

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    Okay, on the App store one link says free, the other says a price... I've clicked the free one... now will it cost me?
     
  9. aluren macrumors 65816

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    awesome! downloading now... i love it when people post about free or discounted apps. thank you OP!
     
  10. psywzrd macrumors 68030

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    What exactly is earthscape anyway? I'm at work and can't install itunes but I'd like to know what it is. Might be worth downloading when I get home.
     
  11. Amt macrumors regular

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y84mYsnac54
     
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    I tried downloading it, and it says not available, "the item is currently being modified." I guess I will have to wait. :(
     
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    I bet the free period is now over, if that's what's happening.
     
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    to those who see the price as $4.99....i did too at first, then i clicked on one of the 3 reviews at the bottom, where it says 'more' and it takes you to the page with all the reviews...there the buy button said FREE....and when you go back to the initial page it says free there too. weird, but try it.
     
  20. TimothyB macrumors 6502a

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    An hour ago the search result for Earthscape said $4.99, but the actual product page says free, which it still says right now, unless it's being modified.

    Wasn't the app $9.99 when it launched? Which I felt was a little overpriced seeing how much of the usefulness from say google earth is gone, like no ability to search locations, bookmark locations.

    I like the quick button to change from perspective to flat. As you pretty much navigate large distances with flat, but when you reach the destination, hit perspective to then look around freely with one finger, two fingers to move forward and side to side, pinch to still zoom in and out some.

    The imagery seemed to load a bit slow over wifi (only tested so far). I was getting bored of waiting for my city (after hitting locate me) to go from a green color to something recognizable. Maybe with the app being free their servers are being hit hard, but if the speed stays the same over 3G or Edge, then I find it acceptable, as maybe just wifi speeds were just hitting a bottleneck.

    Framerate was not as smooth as expected, yet still fine for what it does. I hadn't restarted my phone in a while and the loading could have effected it.

    Overall, my initial impression when it was released still stands. What are we suppose to use it for? Sharing photos? You just fly around aimlessly besides the locate me button. If you were some how out of town and wanted to find hotspots, google maps with satellite view and its search would be more useful, especially setting up a route. So it really seems like a toy to show off the iphone, which even then lacks since you have no bookmarks to interesting locations like the Grand Canyon to show off. The locate me button for me is no better than google maps since I live in the flat valley in California.
     
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  22. OneMike macrumors 603

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    "see and share what is happening in the world today"

    At least I see what it's purpose is now but I wouldn't pay for that
     
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  24. Eric Isaacson macrumors 6502

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    Just downloaded it, I'm looking forward to checking it out.

    Thanks
    Eric
     

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