07/09/2012, Now this is interesting – a piece of iOS software being ported over for action on the Mac platform? That is a possibility, at least according to the hints dropped in the iOS code. WWDC 2012 which happened last month saw Apple ditch the old and faithful servant, Google Maps, as the default maps application in the soon-to-come iOS 6. Obviously, a navigational replacement is required, and Apple decided to […]
06/26/2012, If you enjoy checking-in to various locations using services offered by Foursquare and Facebook, it seems that come iOS 6, there are reports that iOS users will soon be able to check-in to locations via the new Maps app. The check-in service will be provided by Yelp and will see integration into the app itself, thus users will be able to share information and check-in without having to exit the […]
06/21/2012, Google has just launched Google Maps Coordinate today, a new tool that promises to improve communication between businesses and their employees in the field. Google does this by combining its mapping and geolocation services with smartphones to assign jobs more quickly to employees. Businesses can sign up for Google Maps Coordinate and access the tool via a mobile app and a web app. Employees can then download the app on […]
06/14/2012, Microsoft has officially revealed that the Windows Phone Maps traffic data would now be powered by data coming from Nokia. This means that Windows Phone users will get more data on more street, which translates to better alternative routes, which ultimately keeps you on time, and makes your boss happy, which puts food on your table (/jk).
05/29/2012, It has long been rumored and suggested that Apple is looking to replace Google Maps on iOS with a map application of their own. As usual with Apple’s trademark secrecy, nothing has been confirmed although thanks to recent speculation and rumors, it seems like Apple’s efforts at a map app of their own will come into fruition for iOS 6 which has been rumored for a reveal at WWDC later […]
05/24/2012, Microsoft has just announced that Bing now uses Nokia’s Backend Services to retrieve traffic information and Geocoding (which means mapping information based on its geo-location). Both companies have been working on this for “a lot of time” according to Microsoft, and the overall goal is to get users better information so that they can get from one place to another quickly. It’s not like Bing Maps didn’t have traffic information […]
04/27/2012, We’ve already seen the beautiful 3D landmarks in Google Maps that was launched in March. Google did promise to bring the experience to Google MapsGL. Google MapsGL is Google’s own Beta Maps technology that is powered by WebGL. The MapsGL lets you view 3D buildings, take 3D photo tours of significant landmarks, fly over 45-degree aerial view, and jump over to Street View – all without a plugin. Google has […]
03/08/2012, We’ve heard plenty of rumors about Apple dropping Google and building its own services when it comes to maps and the weather and while the company hasn’t done it yet, it looks like it could be soon. According to reports online, Apple’s iPhoto app doesn’t make use of Google for its weather and mapping service anymore. In fact, iPhoto uses an unnamed alternative service that is said to be from […]
12/07/2011, Some time earlier this year, Nokia unveiled their Nokia Maps 3D which in a way is sort of like Google Earth and lets you view various locations around the world in detailed format. The good news is that if you particularly enjoyed Nokia Maps 3D, the company has decided to take it one step further by updating it and include several new features that may appeal to more users.
11/30/2011, So Google Maps recently received an update that brought it up to version 6.0. With this update came with the ability for Google Maps to work indoors by bringing indoor maps to the user, allowing them to navigate within a shopping mall. Not to be outdone, it appears that Nokia has something similar in the works except instead of a floor layout, their maps will be in 3D.
11/14/2011, Folks have been saying that there is a new update for Nokia Maps for over a week now, although there were also fair share of complaints that this new update actually caused havoc with their Maps app. I guess the latest update which bumps up your Nokia Maps to version 3.08 is a fully working version now, so you need not worry about getting lost in unfamiliar territory as you […]
11/09/2011, Nokia has announced that their navigation software known as Nokia Maps will be made available to those who own handsets that run on the Series 40 operating system, where among them will include the recently introduced Nokia Asha 303 at Nokia World 2011. Basically, new phones that are powered by the Symbian Series 40 operating system are touted to be pre-loaded with the Nokia Maps navigation software, so you need […]
11/02/2011, Normally you would treat your larger customers better, but it seems as though Google is going to reverse that policy by charging the heavy users of Google Maps more in the future. Currently, the service is free, but it seems that from 1 January 2012 onwards, the Google Maps API service will start counting dollars and cents when it surpasses the limit of 25,000 map “hits” made in a day. […]
10/26/2011, Now this is a rather interesting twist – Yahoo! Maps is being powered by Nokia, who would have thought? I guess there were clues to such a partnership already, as Nokia and Yahoo! did join forces last year to create an alliance which leverages each others’ strengths in email, instant messaging, maps and navigation services. Yahoo! will now make the switch to using the Nokia Maps platform, where a gradual […]