We are delighted to announce that Gaia GPS 8.0 is live on the App Store. Gaia 8 is our most ambitious release ever, and we have been working on it since the beginning of the 2013, even while pushing the 7.x releases for Gaia GPS.
Besides completely updating the design of the app for iOS7, we overhauled the UI on iPhone and iPad, made the maps more responsive, fixed a number bugs and quirks, and added a variety of new features. You can see the full release notes here, but I want to call out a few notable changes:
- You can now share links to your tracks and photos in the app, using Facebook, Twitter, and other methods. Here’s a recent public track.
- Gaia Pro, previously called Gaia Green, has been greatly expanded to include weather and tide information, as well as beautiful aerial and road maps from MapBox, and we also improved the layered map UI. Here’s a screenshot that captures the new maps, weather, and layers UI on iPad;
The track recorder is now housed in a drawer on the map on iPhone, it can be arranged to show whichever stats you want on top (double to to arrange), and we improved the UI to make it clear when you are tracking, and to let you name the tracks as you record.
The team is a little bigger these days too, which has really let us do more with the app. I can say it’s been a real pleasure working on Gaia 8 with these folks. Our East Coast colleague, Steve, is not pictured.
We are going to push a small update, v8.0.1, based on your feedback. Please send any comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.