Today Nokia announced that users of Samsung Galaxy devices will soon be able to download the free Here app for Android. The app will become available to other Android devices by the end of the year.
Google does love to surprise us with fun Easter eggs, this time out we head to the Moon, and Mars too via Maps. There is some great imagery here, but Street View and Directions do not work, yet.
“Cycling is the new golf,” according to CNN Money. While biking has long been a combination of leisure activity, sport and a practical means to get around town, cycling has now turned into an event for business people to get together. According to The Economist, a growing number of city cycling clubs and corporate-sponsored charity bike rides are bringing together like-minded professionals and enthusiasts alike. Whether you’re cycling for fun, as a challenge, to go around the city, or to mingle with fellow cyclists, you might be using apps like Google Maps to track your route. But even if Maps offers…
Less than a couple of days after the latest Google Maps update for Android comes yet another software revision, this time to re-add offline maps – somewhat.
Apple’s Maps application in iOS frankly sucks. Apple seems to be making an effort do do something about it, and the company has reportedly edged out a key executive responsible for Maps development. Will this help accelerate development and improvement on the platform, or should Apple just bite the bullet and let Google Maps handle what it does best?
Disappointed by iPhone’s map functionality? Then here comes the respite! Nokia has announced its latest strategy pertaining to its trademark Nokia Maps service by re-branding it as “Here” and launching beyond the Windows Phone platform.
Hurricane Sandy hit Northeast American shores late last night and so far the damage has been awful. However, the storm is expected to continue to rage across the Northeast part of the United States for at least a few more days. Google services, including Maps, Search, and Google Now will be providing info for anyone who needs it. This includes tracking info,preparedness info, and other details.
Going on a vacation means a lot of things. Relaxing, recuperating, re-energizing, and, don’t forget, discovering things. If you’ve decided to give yourself a gift in the form of a vacation, you’ll be aware of the advantages and the disadvantages of traveling. The top problem is, of course, getting lost. Thankfully, Google Maps has been a great help in that department, but it’s still a bit too broad. You can see establishments and buildings, but which of those little dots is a good place to grab some coffee or rest your feet and listen to a live band? GuidePal City…
The In-Location Alliance is made up of 22 companies including mobile industry giants, Samsung, Sony Mobile, and Nokia. They are aiming to provide accurate indoor mobile positioning and to launch and support location-based indoor services and solutions.
Is there anyone out there who enjoys asking for directions while on the road? Of course not, as that would mean admitting you were wrong at some point, or admitting that you just don’t know your way around. And we wouldn’t want that to happen, now would we? How about asking for assistance to a stranger on the side of the road when something happens to your dear car? You hate that even more, don’t you? Or getting into a gas station in the middle of nowhere, realizing that the prices are much steeper than you expected and being too…