Apple may add Google integration to iPhoto

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in Mac Software edited January 2014
Possible hints of a GPS-enabled Apple device?



http://www.mactelchat.com/articles/2...-evidence.html

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  • Reply 1 of 15
    irelandireland Posts: 17,459member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SpamSandwich


    Possible hints of a GPS-enabled Apple device?



    http://www.mactelchat.com/articles/2...-evidence.html



    Yeah, the iPhone! It will have a phone signal, so when you take a photo with it, it could easily be tagged with coordinates, and when you upload those photos to iPhoto, you could use Google's applications through iPhoto to find out where you took those photos. Still a gimmic though.
  • Reply 2 of 15
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 30,116member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Ireland


    Yeah, the iPhone! It will have a phone signal, so when you take a photo with it, it could easily be tagged with coordinates, and when you upload those photos to iPhoto, you could use Google's applications through iPhoto to find out where you took those photos. Still a gimmic though.



    Maps with tagged photos? Would this be a part of the mythical maps integration for Leopard? Sounds like a so-so implementation.
  • Reply 3 of 15
    odd that they'd add this type of feature into the current version of iPhoto, rather than wait to add it in iLife '07. that says to me we'll definitely be seeing the iPhone before iLife '07. now the question is, will we see it sometime in October, when Apple usually does their special events (for iPods).. or will we see it the week after Zune is released, to steal press attention...
  • Reply 4 of 15
    AppleInsiderAppleInsider Posts: 39,172administrator
    Some poking and prying through the software resources of Apple Computer's latest iPhoto update has turned up evidence that company may soon offer users a new feature tie-in with Google's map services.



    As discovered by a MacTelChat forum poster, the latest version of the photo cataloging application includes over 70 references to GPS attributes, including a call to "GPSMapURL," which passes attributes to Google's online mapping service.



    It's believed the GPSMapURL function will be tied to an interface button -- also discovered in the application's resources -- that will display in Google Maps the geographic location of a photograph's origin (where it was taken). Still, it's unclear how iPhoto is to obtain the geographic data.



    This isn't the first time that GPS technologies have been rumored to make their way into Apple's Mac OS X operating system and associated software applications. Earlier this year, reliable sources told AppleInsider that the company had been working on OS-level integration of a geographical mapping technology as part of Leopard, its next-generation operating system due in the first half of 2007.



    The new Mac OS X feature, which insiders have called "Maps," was also rumored to employ GPS functionally. Those insiders said there had been talk inside Apple about eventually leveraging the technology to help track stolen Macs or iPods.



    In August, Apple offered a crowd of developers at its annual World Wide Developers Conference a sneak peek of approximately 10 features planned for upcoming Leopard system. However, chief executive Steve Jobs stopped short of full disclosure, explaining that several other "top secret" features were being kept under wraps, as not to tip off rivals such as Microsoft Corp.



    Meanwhile, a recent patent application filed in the US on behalf of the Cupertino, Calif.-based Mac maker includes references to a "multi-functional handheld device" with GSP capabilities. According to the filing, the device could also contain a microphone, camera, and cellular capabilities.



    Photo Credit: MacTelChat
  • Reply 5 of 15
    jamezogjamezog Posts: 163member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SpamSandwich


    Maps with tagged photos? Would this be a part of the mythical maps integration for Leopard? Sounds like a so-so implementation.



    Yeah, this sounds more like a novelty idea than anything else - at least at this point. It's got potential, though.
  • Reply 6 of 15
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by jamezog


    Yeah, this sounds more like a novelty idea than anything else - at least at this point. It's got potential, though.



    There are already Sony cameras that do this - have a little fob that clips to backpack or belt loop - it uses the GPS to record where you are at given intervals, and if the clock is synched with that of your camera it can give you the coordinates of where you were standing when you took a picture by comparing the times. Right now the Sony only works with PCs. I think this is the gadget you'll see for iPhoto.



    Personally, I don't care about the camera - but think another Nike/Apple device would be cool. How far and fast did I run, and show me my route.
  • Reply 7 of 15
    bdj21yabdj21ya Posts: 297member
    If you could get things to go the other way (e.g. a device that displays Google Maps based on your present location), it would be extremely useful for finding your way around, especially in a big city. A GPS phone tightly integrated with Google maps would be one of the most useful peices of technology I could purchase.
  • Reply 8 of 15
    Maybe this is not a new feature as the picture above shows the META Data that the photo got from its camera. A lot of new professional cameras have built in GPS that adds the location details to the META data. All iPhoto is doing above is listing the META data provided.
  • Reply 9 of 15
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by philiporeilly


    Maybe this is not a new feature as the picture above shows the META Data that the photo got from its camera. A lot of new professional cameras have built in GPS that adds the location details to the META data. All iPhoto is doing above is listing the META data provided.



    Where is the conspiracy in that? That is based solely on logic, and deviod of speculation. apostate!!!!!!
  • Reply 10 of 15
    bdj21yabdj21ya Posts: 297member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by philiporeilly


    Maybe this is not a new feature as the picture above shows the META Data that the photo got from its camera. A lot of new professional cameras have built in GPS that adds the location details to the META data. All iPhoto is doing above is listing the META data provided.



    I don't think this screen shot was what the rumor was based on, but rather tags they found in the code and a hidden interface button.
  • Reply 11 of 15
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by mowenbrown


    There are already Sony cameras that do this - have a little fob that clips to backpack or belt loop - it uses the GPS to record where you are at given intervals, and if the clock is synched with that of your camera it can give you the coordinates of where you were standing when you took a picture by comparing the times. Right now the Sony only works with PCs. I think this is the gadget you'll see for iPhoto.



    GPSPhotoLinker has done this on the Macintosh for over two years now. The concept is conpletely identical to the Sony camera. In both cases you still have to have a camera and a GPS with you and in both cases the time stamps are used to sync the two.



    DF
  • Reply 12 of 15
    aplnubaplnub Posts: 2,582member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by bdj21ya


    I don't think this screen shot was what the rumor was based on, but rather tags they found in the code and a hidden interface button.



    No kidding. We have a female in the pic and all everyone wants to talk abot is computer crap.
  • Reply 13 of 15
    ajmasajmas Posts: 549member
    Quote:

    Meanwhile, a recent patent application filed in the US on behalf of the Cupertino, Calif.-based Mac maker includes references to a "multi-functional handheld device" with GSP capabilities. According to the filing, the device could also contain a microphone, camera, and cellular capabilities.



    Is that GPS or GSP? The latter being mentioned in the article. I know GPS is 'Global Positioning System', but I have no idea for GSP.
  • Reply 14 of 15
    Here is a great example of what you can do with GPS information embedded into the metadata.



    http://www.californiacoastline.org/



    You can click on the map of the California coast line and see the associated high-resolution photographs.



    Keep in mind that Google and other services can show you a map of an area with points of interest. Those points of interest can actually be the locations where your photographs were taken. Adobe Photoshop Elements 5 for windows already does this.



    http://www.adobe.com/products/photos...tures.html#nf3



    Phone UI Guy..
  • Reply 15 of 15
    iPhone to "borrow" from Disney Mobile's GPS Enabled Family Locator(TM)







    The Disney Mobile phone is a family-oriented phone service. Apple's upcoming "iPhone" will of course be marketing to the masses. However, some features will most likely be "borrowed" from Disney Mobile and of course built-upon / improved, such as Family Locator(TM).



    After viewing the following, you should notice a that Apple's iChat and iPhone will be nearly one and the same! So, rather than locate your kids, your kids become your Buddy List. The Buddy List will be organized into groups: family, work, friends, etc. In addition, Apple could fairly easily implement more into the mapping feature, such as nearby Apple stores, Starbucks, McDonalds, etc.



    In additon, Disney Mobile has downloadable extras such as:

    - Ringtones

    - Images

    - Themes

    - Games -- think new iPod Games!

    - Movies.com Movie Finder: $2.99/mo subscription service with movie info, times, locate theater, etc... all or which could be integrated with mapping service to actually locate the closest theater.. heck, even someday purchase tickets via your mobile phone or even make reservations at restaurants such as Chili's with your iPhone!



    From Disney Mobile Web site:



    Family Locator allows you to locate your kid's phone with GPS technology and display a map of the location.



    First Select Menu

    Then, select Family Center

    Then press OK

    Scroll to Family Locator

    Then press OK



    The first you you use the service, you'll be required to enter your PIN, then agree to the terms of service...



    Select the kid's phone you wish to locate

    Enter your PIN

    Press OK

    The application begins to search... the following results are displayed:



    Joey is near:

    1231 Any Streer

    Los Angeles, CA

    - Accuracy 10 yards



    After receiving an address, you can access an area map to get a better view of the location of your child's phone.



    From the location page... select Map.

    An area map will appear with a shaded circle indicating the reported location and accuracy range.

    Use the NAV KEY to view surrounding area.

    Then you can zoom in and out... by pressing ZOOM.

    Select a different zoom level by using the NAV KEY



    This feature is also available on the web which allows you to locate your kid's phone with GPS technology and display a map right from your computer without using your phone.



    Google Maps are already available for mobile phone: Just visit www.google.com/gmm on your mobile or desktop web browser.



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