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Old 04-02-2009, 09:58 AM
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Exclusive: Google Maps for Mobile v3.00 released

Yup, Google Maps for Mobile, the native S60 version, just hit v3.00 an hour ago. The main change is the addition of Google Latitude, a way of finding your friends on the map. More details and screenshots over the next hour once I've had a play. To grab your own copy of v3.00, go to m.google.com and click on 'More' and then 'Maps'. More shortly...

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Old 04-02-2009, 10:30 AM
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It is very interesting seeing that Google and Nokia coming from a totally different field have come to almost the same result.

Contacts on OVI vs. Google Latitude

It will be very interesting what approach will be the winner: Google which dominates the internet or Nokia which dominates the handset markets. Will users download to their phones all the Google software (because they use it already on the net), which still needs some effort from the customer or will Nokia win with all its competing applications already preinstalled on its handsets?

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Old 04-02-2009, 10:41 AM
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Old 04-02-2009, 10:58 AM
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I really like Nokia's Friendview, but being cross-platform Google Maps Latitude has got to be the winner for me, not everyone has or likes Nokia's, it give you a choice if you wish to use other makes, and when the iPhone takes over the world, we'll all still be able to use it :-)
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nice, but....

you have to have google maps app always on in order to make this useful, don't you? how does it update your location? if it does it only when you turn google maps app on, it's pretty useless...

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you have to have google maps app always on in order to make this useful, don't you? how does it update your location? if it does it only when you turn google maps app on, it's pretty useless...
Actually no, when you shut Google Maps it give you the to continue sharing your location, if you choose yes, the app closes and is no longer visible in the task manager, but continues to update your location in the background.

What effect this will have on battery life I don't know, but I am going to leave it all day and find out.
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Old 04-02-2009, 11:45 AM
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As much as I convince people to pick up a n82, it's Google Maps for me - purely for being a cross-platform solution. Now I just need time-sensitive privacy options!

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Old 04-02-2009, 02:09 PM
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Just what we needed

I spotted Google's Latitude post earlier today (before this one).

We really could have made good use of Latitude a couple of weekends ago, when I was trying to collect my partner by car after a football match in a town I don't know, and the roads to our intended meeting point were closed.

We both had Google Maps and could each see our own location, but although I searched and searched, I couldn't find an option to send him my location (e.g. a location by SMS - and that was all we needed.) Latitude's ability to plot a walking route from My Location to Friend's location would have been just the job, while I sat in a traffic jam (and then turned round to sit in a car park and wait for him to find me).

I like the fact that Latitude gives you the option to show people either exactly or roughly where you are (good for privacy). What I'd really like to see is that option on a friend-by-friend basis (e.g. allow certain friends to see exactly where I am, but only give general location information by default). I've only shared with one contact so far, but it doesn't appear to be a contact-specific setting.

Not sure why they decided on giving it a misleading name though!

Now if only Google would give us the option to buy turn-by-turn voice routing, I can't help feeling they'd probably corner the market!

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Similar applications

People think I'm mad when I mention this, but I guess I will take the risk.

About two years ago I was using an application called Blin (I think) or Blink...I can't remember.

Does anyone remember this application? It did a similar thing to this googlemaps but allowed you to upload photos at your location and the ability to upload videos was in the works. I can't find any sign of this on the internet.
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Anyone else getting 'expired certificate' when attempting to install it?

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Its bliin and I still use it get it here m.bliin.com/

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> Anyone else getting 'expired certificate' when attempting to install it?
Was this on a 5800? If so, search for nokia-5800-certificate-expired-firmware-bug (there's a newlc article. I'll have to register so I can post links damnit! :-)

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Old 04-02-2009, 05:52 PM
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Anyone else getting 'expired certificate' when attempting to install it?
I downloaded it directly to the phone, and had no problems. Are you going via PC Suite?

btw, I was wrong - you CAN set the level of accuracy on a friend-by-friend basis, and also (globally) whether you want to update your position at all.

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Old 04-02-2009, 07:48 PM
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Is this the only change? Updated, but I'm not keen on using this latitude thing.

Though I do feel sorry for Nokia, after all the trouble they had with developing friend view, I wonder if they'll continue with the plan and integrate it on maps 3.0 anyway

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Is this the only change? Updated, but I'm not keen on using this latitude thing.
It's optional.
 

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