Quantcast
Jump to content



  • Own an LG TV or webOS device? Join our Forum!

    Register now to gain access to our webOS user support forum. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to post a user to user support request topic to this site or reply to existing topics posted by other users. You can also take part in our other webOS user forums. You'll be able to customize your profile, receive reputation points, while also communicating with other members via your own private inbox, plus much more!

Sign in to follow this  
NewsDummy

PreCentral: Change views/layers in Google Maps (homebrew)

Recommended Posts

Google Maps viewsAlthough webOS has officially abandoned Google Maps in favor of Bing maps, the homebrew developer Jan Herman (72ka) has been actively working on a homebrew Google Maps app that not only surpasses the official Bing Maps app in many ways, but also the old Google Maps app that we used to have. One feature of the app is the ability to select different views or layers of information that are visible on the map. If you tap the Google Maps views button button on the top of the screen, you get a pop-up to choose between a Roadmap, Satellite, Hybrid or Terrain view, just as you would on the Google Maps desktop app.

But that is not all, as you can tap the "More..."option to show some additional options for layers to go on top of the map, including:

  • Night - Switch to a "dark" these for the maps that is better when viewing at night
  • Traffic - Overlays a red, yellow or green identifier over the road to indicate current traffic conditions
  • Transit - Show subway or transit options
  • Bike - Highlight any bike paths on the map in favor roads
  • Weather - Show weather icons and temperature indicators throughout the map (currently only shown in Celsius)
  • Clouds - Overlay current cloud cover over the map, but only available when zoomed out to show a large area of the screen

With the different map views, you can only choose one view type to show at any given time. However, you are able to toggle one or more different layers within the app at the same time. A check mark will appear if the layer is selected, and just tap on it again to deselect it

link hidden, please login to view
is available in the webOS Nation homebrew feed in Preware and is compatible with all webOS devices running webOS 1.4.5 or higher

mf.gif
link hidden, please login to view
link hidden, please login to view


link hidden, please login to view
a2t.imgpwOGTW59KoY

link hidden, please login to view

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

  • Similar Topics

    • By ljjones
      OLED65B8 webOS browser won't accept password for Amazon.com account.  Winows Chrome on desktop or Android phone both sign in normally.
      I have several other account sign-ins that do the same thing -- work on desktop but not on TV.  What's going on?
    • By ajmboy
      So LG has put webOS on TVs, projectors, and now cars with webos auto. Does anyone thing LG will ever produce a webos powered smartphone or tablet? I know samsung has tried with tizen and it was only with the palm pre 2 and touchpad from HP that we saw webos on these types of devices. Just curious on what everyone thingks. Here's what webos used to look like..
       
      HP Touchpad
       
    • By Htnoam
      Hi, I would like to ask how can I upgrade my webos to the latest version. 
      tv model - 65lf630y
      firmware version - 04.06.30
      webos version: 2.2.3-169
       
      thank you
    • By Ayat Nabil
      Dears 
      after good day i cant sign in to google at my smart tv and i tried to download chrome but its a must to sign in first and i have already a confirmation mail that i have a lg account which is [email protected]


×
×
  • Create New...