Search by keyword, more photos, new info (ver. 1.1.0 updates)

We wanted to highlight a new way of searching for landmarks with Landmarks: New York, and also let you know about the latest info we’ve added.  Download the latest version of the app to your Palm Pre or Pixi.

New search option

Recently we received an email from someone who loved the app, but wanted to be able to sort landmarks by category. It turns out that this is partly built-in to the app already. In version 1.1.0 we’ve highlighted it so it’s easier for you to access this search option. Eventually we can add full category searches, but for now this should help you narrow the list to the landmarks of interest to you.

Palm’s webOS software features “Just Type”, where you can easily filter a list just by typing a keyword or part of a word.  Now on the main screen of the app, you’ll see the option to search “by name or keyword” (screen shot below):

Tapping this item displays a full list of all landmarks in New York City.  From here, just start typing — the list will automatically show only those landmarks with your keyword in their name.

For example, here’s a subset of landmarked bridges:

The arrow points to the number of items in the filtered list.

Here’s an example based on starting to type”synagogue” …

… and another one based on typing “theatre”:

New landmarks & photos

On November 16, 2010 the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission designated four new official landmarks – a church in the Bronx and 3 residential buildings in Manhattan.  (News release – PDF)  We’ve incorporated these new sites in the app, and also added a dozen photos and links to Wikipedia.

Here’s an example of one of the updated photos (the Battery Maritime Building in lower Manhattan):

See the hi-res photo with full credits and info.

Please let us know what you think!

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Landmarks: New York (v1.0 update)

New version, new name! Updates include:

  • Photos: more than 600 landmarks now include thumbnail photos from Wikipedia, plus links to hi-res images
  • The latest landmarks (as of Oct. 2010)
  • More info: better Wikipedia links and a link to the Neighborhood Preservation Center’s online inventory of Designation Reports
  • Bug fixes: correct kilometers calculation, & GPS doesn’t hang if it can’t get a fix
  • Overall cleaner layout

Download to your Palm Pre or Pixi.

Screen shots from v.1.0

The main page with the results of a “Nearby” search:

These two show the results of searching by landmark name — the app displays the list of all 1,300+ landmarks, and you just type to filter the list (for example, type “school” to show all the sites with “school” in the name, etc). When you tap a landmark name, it shows the details plus an email icon; just tap to email the landmark details (with a Wikipedia link):

These last two show the results of searching by street address, anywhere in New York City.  When you tap a landmark name, you can show the location on Google Maps right on your phone:

Display landmarks on the map

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