App developers seem to have already made apps for all kinds of people. Some of these apps become an instant hit and rock the entire industry for months while others create a short-lived stir and then fade into oblivion. Tracklander is the app that's tailor-made for iPhone users with a bit of wanderlust, and it appears to be holding its own in a marketplace brimming with all sorts of apps for active travelers and adventurers.Read more
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Apple is nowadays concentrating high over the things that are really causing hindrances to overtake the acceleration of Android. Apple is calmly witnessing every development in the Maps and Navigation spectrum and slowly moving its steps towards the right direction.Read more
According to a new research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight, the number of mobile subscribers using a turn-by-turn navigation service or application on their handset grew 57 percent from H1-2009 to H1-2010 and reached 44 million worldwide.Read more
With cell phones increasingly becoming the nexus of the burgeoning markets for navigation and Location Based Services (LBS), the use of GPS technology in such platforms is set to explode during the coming years, according to iSuppli.Read more
Mireo is a Croatian navigation company that was for the first time at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. They were presenting their navigation solution “Don’t Panic”; it calculates a route of 3,000 km in less than 2 seconds and gives you directions according to landmarks which lessens the risk of getting lost and coming into a panic.Read more
On 21 January 2010, Nokia announced that it is to make turn-by-turn navigation free with its Ovi Maps offering. The research firm Canalys claims the move is a logical one for Nokia to take, especially in light of the recent launch of Google’s free navigation solution.
However, alanysts predict Nokia’s announcement will not be welcomed though by all its mobile operator partners.Read more
Nokia makes walk and drive navigation free on its smartphones. Starting today, the company offers a new version of Ovi Maps that includes turn-by-turn navigation with voice guidance for 74 countries, in 46 languages, and traffic information for more than 10 countries, as well as detailed maps for more than 180 countries and 6000 3D landmarks for 200 cities around the world.
It comes with 3D views, turn-by-turn voice guidance and automatic rerouting, but unlike most navigation systems, the Navigation was built from the ground up to take advantage of the phone’s internet connection, as Google claims.
The first phone to have Google Maps Navigation is Motorola’s Droid. It hits the U.S. market next week (Nov. 6th) for $199 on contract.Read more
Application stores are presenting a new, significant channel for the promotion and distribution of mobile applications in EMEA.
In recent report Canalys analyzes how important will this channel become for navigation applications, and what opportunities does it present.Read more
A recent Canalys consumer study looked at what features consumers are using on their phones. The main conclusions pointed out by Canalys are that customers on SIM-only contracts consume more data than their pre-paid counterparts, the use of data services is limited outside of smart phone owners, social networking on mobile phones remains a relatively small, but growing service and that many consumers will look for navigation services on their next mobile phone.