Version 4.0 of everyone’s favorite real world scavenger hunt brought many positive changes, but one aspect of the game that still needed touching up was the maps. Today we’re happy to announce that the maps have indeed been updated, thanks largely to our switch to Apple Maps! Using Apple Maps will allow more up to date satellite imagery in order to portray the surroundings as accurately and detailed as possible for both Android and iOS devices.
Please note that although we have changed providers to Apple Maps, this new map system is available on both Android and iOS devices. We are excited to bring you a faster, more responsive, and improved map! Hopefully this will enhance the experience for those of you who play in satellite mode.
These updated maps were chosen for a variety of reasons, most importantly that they are as accurate and fast compared to the map system used in V3. This allows us to maintain the fast loading speed of the pins in the game with limited development costs. The new map also offers much more up to date satellite images, which is something the players have requested since V4’s launch. We’re hoping that this change will make the gaming experience more enjoyable for all players, no matter where you live!
Additionally the new over-the-air update has changed the deploy location to now be set when scanning a code or tapping “deploy,” not when reaching the “edit location” screen.
Happy Hunting, and Munzee On!