Earthscape Basic: a look at the world from iPhone
The world at your fingertips to make the Earth rotate more or less quickly depending on the force we impart on the screen, zoom in with your fingers on the desired areas and explore with the same incredible mixture of navigation and top view that made everyone fall in love with GoogleEarth. Earthscape Basic reproduces all this on our faithful iPhone at a price of 3.99 euros: before facing the expense, let's take a look at the YouTube video reproduced below and finally read the sore notes.
In the movie Earthscape Basic manages rotation and zoom without problems: the detailed view for maximum only for the United States while leaving a little to be desired for all the other parts of the world. It is always possible to scroll and explore but Europeans and Italians cannot hope to admire the roof of their home. The developer declares that the images outside the USA reach a resolution of 15 meters sufficient to distinguish the main roads but not to observe the houses. More detailed images will be made available in the program as the developer acquires the usage rights.
So for those who live in the USA the experience of Earthscape Basic on the iPhone not much different from that of Google Earth, the program is currently worth less for the rest of the planet. We also remind you that the most advanced functions that we are used to using on computers are absent: it is not possible to perform searches, therefore navigation depends very much on the user's geography knowledge, finally it is not possible to set scoreboards. Instead, there is a direct connection between the world on the screen and the Wikipedia articles, even if during zooming it happens that this function is an obstacle.
Ultimately, Earthscape Basic is more similar to Google Earth today for iPhone, unfortunately for those who do not live in the United States the browsing experience is still a bit immature, especially when compared with the experience on computers. Needless to deny this perfect program to show the potential of the iPhone. As mentioned Earthscape Basic available at the price of 3.99 euros directly in this App Store link: it works on iPhone and also on iPod touch with Firmware 2.0 and higher.