Google Maps for mobile extends its reach

Share this article:

Google Inc. began February by making its free Google Maps feature available on U.S. Windows Mobile devices for 2003 models and higher.

Extending the availability of the service allows a greater number of users to view interactive maps and satellite imagery, find local businesses, get point-to-point driving directions and view live traffic updates, wherever they get cell phone service.

The Windows Mobile 5.0 version of Google Maps for mobile is also GPS-enabled, allowing users whose mobile devices support GPS functionality to view their current location. Rather than requiring a user to input a starting address, the application automatically displays the user's current location on the map as a flashing blue dot. This information is taken into account when searches are made for local businesses or request driving directions.

The feature was first released in the United States in November 2005. It is available on most J2ME-enabled devices, all color BlackBerry devices and all Palm devices running OS 5 and above.

Users visit www.google.com/gmm on either a desktop Web browser or mobile device to download it.

Other mobile applications the company offers are its Gmail e-mail application, Google News and standard Google search.

Share this article:
You must be a registered member of Direct Marketing News to post a comment.

Follow us on Twitter @dmnews

Latest Jobs:

Featured Listings

More in Digital Marketing

IAB Tech Lab to Set Global Digital Marketing Standards

IAB Tech Lab to Set Global Digital Marketing ...

In looking to solve complex tech issues, the association opens up full membership to agencies and solutions providers.

Integration Meets Innovation in Planters' Digital Campaign

Integration Meets Innovation in Planters' Digital Campaign

The snacks brand found a healthy way to navigate today's world of digital marketing saturation.

USA Today Decides to Play Games for Real

USA Today Decides to Play Games for Real

It partners with game-maker Arkadium to add 60 new digital games to its site, offering advertisers more segmented breakdowns of players.