Zooming the map with Live Search Mobile

Posted by Graham Wheeler on Friday, January 11, 2008

One thing we have found is that our zoom UI is not very discoverable. It’ll probably change in the future as a result; it seems we over-engineered it in the current app. But until we come up with a replacement, here are some tips:

  • obviously you can use the menu Zoom In/Zoom Out to change the zoom by one level
  • if you hit the D-Pad center button you will go into ‘zoom mode’. While in this mode you can use the right soft key or the D-Pad center button to increase the zoom level, and the left soft key to decrease the zoom level. You can also pan the zoom box around the map with the D-Pad direction keys. If you don’t press any buttons for about two seconds, then the selected zoom will be performed, and zoom mode is exited
  • if you have a touch screen, you can also quickly double tap on a map location to zoom in to that location

I hope this helps!