Google gets ready to turn over a new leaf with Maps for iOS, Apple may be the only tech company legally able to bring you page turners, and Nintendo turns to iOS apps with in-app purchase. Move over, it’s the remainders for Friday, November 16, 2012’s turn.
Google Preps Maps App for Apple iPhones (Wall Street Journal)
The Journal reports that Google is putting “finishing touches” on a native version of its Maps for iOS. Features will likely include turn-by-turn directions, integrated ads, and, if Google knows what’s good for them, not a single melted Brooklyn Bridge.
Apple Now Owns the Page Turn (New York Times)
Apple has apparently patented the page-turn animation in iBooks. And yet not a single claim on stitched leather. Weird.
Nintendo Launches First Paid iOS App with In-App Purchases (MacStories)
For the first time, Nintendo has launched a paid iOS app. Specifically, it’s a paid version of the Pokédex program that is also available on the company’s 3DS handheld gaming device. It also comes with additional in-app purchases containing extra Pokémon, of which you’ve gotta catch ‘em all.
The Elwins – Forgetful Assistance (YouTube)
One band has assembled a nifty music video for one of its tracks, using four iPhones. Ball’s in your court, OK GO.