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Earth Addresser 2.2

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New Earth Addresser Icon We released a small update to Earth Addresser today. After releasing the previous version, I started being quite unhappy with the icon. It wasn’t supposed to be good, but I started finding that the overdone glow in there was just horrible. In addition to that Google released Google Earth 5 in the meantime - the icon of which is by far better than the one of the previous version. Hence I was keen to update our icon for that reason alone, thus looking for an excuse to re-release.

Home and Work icons on the map Said excuse came by one of our heavy Earth Addresser users suggesting we could display distinct icons for home and work addresses on the map. While I couldn’t figure out a way to make that look reasonable for contacts that are displayed with their address book photo instead of Google Earth’s standard drawing pin, it makes a good addition for all the other addresses, giving a bit of extra information right there on the map.

In addition to that, I figured out that Earth Addresser’s handling of situations without a network connection was rather poor. So instead of pretending to do the job and not getting anything done, Earth Addresser now stops trying immediately if there is an error and displays a message for that. I must say that the infrastructure NSError provides for that - complete with localised error messages - comes in handy here.

March 3, 2009, 23:49

Tagged as Earth Addresser, earthlingsoft, software.

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