Gaode Maps today released version 12.0.3 for iOS, adding support for iPhone 14 Pro Lingering Island, which supports walking and driving navigation. In addition, it brings the 3D view of virtual reality, city-level immersive navigation and so on.
Currently, based on the view engine, Gaode Map has implemented the complete 3D view capability in 6 cities, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Chengdu and Shenzhen, and “3D layers” have been launched in most cities across China to achieve some 3D view effects. In addition to browsing natural scenery and city landmarks, 3D View also provides the ability to showcase shopping centers, shopping streets and other lifestyle services.
Apple previously said that Smart Island gives users a new way to interact with their iPhone, blurring the boundaries between hardware and software and displaying important alerts, notifications and events in real-time changes. With the introduction of Lingering Island, the native camera has been redesigned to take up less display space. Without interfering with the display of on-screen content, Lingering Island stays active, allowing users to access control options with just a long press. Activities that remain in the background, such as maps, music apps, or timers, are always visible and interactable. It also works with third-party apps in iOS 16 that provide information through “live activity” such as race scores and carpooling information, blurring the line between hardware and software and expanding flexibly into a variety of shapes to clearly present important actions such as face ID verification.