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Maps app for iOS, Google Maps or Nokia Here ?

Google finally released their Map application for iOS devices few days ago. Actually only for iPhone, leaving iPad out, why?
Playing around with the iPhone version on the iPad (so not getting the full experience) and comparing it with the Nokia Here application for iOS devices can’t decide which one is better.
For now I am going [...]

Nokia Here, MH5: Nokia Maps Framework for Mobile HTML5

Nokia launched their mobile map application, Here, for other mobile platforms but also launched the Nokia Here MH5: Nokia Maps Framework for Mobile HTML5.

There is a complete documentation for the APIs but also couple of MH5 plans if you want to use in your mobile application development.

Nokia Maps for iOS devices and Android is Here !

After the issues with iOS Maps application many turned at other solutions and asked for dedicated mobile applications for maps. I asked on twitter where was a Nokia Maps app for iOS and Android devices and today Nokia announced that the app is Here !
“People want great maps, and with HERE we can bring together [...]

Windows Phone 8 announced

Via Endgadget, Microsoft announced Windows Phone 8. Looks like it will support HD screen/video, nfc, multicore and so on, but current Nokia devices will not receive an upgrade since harware requirements are different. Nokia Drive will be used as navigation system.


Nokia Maps update for Windows Phone

Via Nokia Conversation, there is new update for Nokia Maps.


OVI Maps becomes Nokia Maps

Via Nokia Conversation, the switch from OVI to Nokia brand is happening and here is the first move: Nokia Maps.
“ now comes with a new way to get a feel for a city. It’s Nokia’s answer to the questions everyone has when exploring a new city. What’s the best area to go out? [...]

QUI app available in OVI Store: Share GPS location via SMS

Here is a cool application available in OVI Store: QUI
“QUI allows you to share via SMS your location to a friend. Use your GPS to get your location and share it by sending an SMS.”


Nokia sensors and Burton snowboarding

Here some great news from Nokia and Burton Snowboards: “For those who haven’t seen it, Push Snowboarding is a project that creates a personal ‘dashboard’ for snowboarders carrying a Nokia N8 and a bunch of other sensors. The Nokia N8 GPS measures altitude and speed whilst 4 other sensors send data to [...]

New Ovi Maps Rendering API

Here is a new technology from Nokia: Ovi Maps Rendering API
“Ovi Maps Rendering API allows developers to create rich map applications for browsers. They can use this service to display a given geographical position, points of interest, routes, turning points, junction views etc. The necessary data such as position, radius, zoom level, [...]

Nokia OVI Maps client updated with OTA maps downloads

Via Nokia Beta Labs, there is a Nokia OVI Maps client update with OTA maps downloads and more features. So now you can update the installed maps via OTA. Just tried and all my maps are updated! Pretty cool feature!

New! Download street maps directly to your device! A new feature called “Update” on the main [...]

Nokia Projects gets a refresh

Nokia Projects got a site refresh and get a look at the listed projects.

Web-based project management with version control, discussion forums, ticketing and more
Multiple version control systems: SVN, Git, Mercurial
Connect to expertise in the world’s largest mobile developer community


Ovi Maps 3.04 relased

Via AllAboutSymbian, Ovi Maps 3.04 relased


Google Maps v4.1.1 released

Via AllAboutSymbian, Google Maps v4.1.1 was released today.

Own Voice for Nokia OVI Maps

Here is an interesting application for OVI Maps, Own Voice. You can download it from the OVI Store.

“Tired of the same old “Turn left”? Now that navigation is free in Ovi Maps you can create your own drive guidance instructions and share them with friends and family. Cheer up your loved ones’ dull morning commute [...]