Path 2.1 Now Available In App Store With Nike+, Music Match, Camera Improvements

Path 2.1 Now Available In App Store With Nike+, Music Match, Camera Improvements

A new version of social networking app Path is now available in the App Store for iPhone users. Path 2.1 features several new features and improvements, including a Shazam-like ‘Music Match’ tool for identifying music playing around you.

The app’s camera features have also been improved with focus and exposure options and a new setting called “Pow!” for creating comic book-style pics. Nike+ integration has been added to let you journal your runs in Path.

★ Nike+ GPS Running Stories — Automatically journal your runs from Nike’s GPS app to your Path. Learn more:
★ Music Match — Easily identify and share the music that’s playing around you, even if you don’t know the song.
★ Focus & Exposure — Adjust the camera’s focus and exposure points separately to help compose your more detailed photos.
★ Introducing Pow! — A new camera lens that creates a comic book effect.
✓ Tap and hold on people’s profile pictures in comments and seen its to view at full size.
✓ Activity when family and friends listen to your music stories or play your videos.
✓ Pro, Ansel, Instant, Diana, and Lomo lenses have been greatly improved.
✓ Beautiful high definition camera preview.
☂ Bug fixes.

Path has a demo of the Nike+ integration available on its website, and it looks pretty slick. Called “Running Stories,” Path explains how working out with version 2.1 of the app works, “When you start a run, Path will let your friends know. If they add an emotion or comment on your run, you’ll hear a cheer!” Kinda cheesy, but sure.

What about the contact privacy scandal that Path started weeks ago, you ask? Well, another update is in the pipeline to introduce contact data hashing. Version 2.1.1 of Path is expected in the near future, and it will finally resolve the privacy concern everyone was complaining about awhile back.

In the meantime, Path 2.1 can be downloaded for free in the App Store.

(via The Verge)

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