Pretty damn slick
[quote46d30618e1="TechCrunch originally"]Google has been adding features to its maps at a fast and furious pace. Yesterday, it was terrain and wiki-style collaboration for its Web-based maps. Today, it updated its mobile maps to pinpoint your locations by triangulating between cell towers (or if you have GPS on your phone, it uses that, but only 15 percent of phones sold this year even support GPS). I just downloaded the My Location app to my Blackberry (sans GPS), and it pinpointed me to within a block of my location in Manhattan. I’m a little blinking blue dot on the map. Although, if I move around the office, it picks up another set of cell towers and puts me nearly six blocks away. Oh, wait, now it has me nearly perfectly on the right block. Now it has be around the corner again. At least it’s got the right neighborhood—and Manhattan does have a lot of cell towers.
Here’s a video explaining how it works http//www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6gqipmbcok [/quote46d30618e1]
Hopefully he will be using it
Damn I wish I had a compatible phone...
Awesome! I'm going to install this on my Treo asap. The google maps program they already had was sweet enough for free software. Now it's complete.
When Google's armies take over the world someday, I think I'll be ok with that ;)
Wow that's amazing!
Installing it on my 8525 now!
HOLD UP, I take that back. This new feature and version is apparently not compatible with any Palm OSes. There's already a big e-fight going on about it in the google group for google mobile. NOT cool -/
doesn't work with palm OS yet (
[quotea8dab5e3d6="Godrockdj"]HOLD UP, I take that back. This new feature and version is apparently not compatible with any Palm OSes. There's already a big e-fight going on about it in the google group for google mobile. NOT cool -/[/quotea8dab5e3d6]
Get a Treo 750 and it will solve your problems P.
[quote2ec0b97694="samz465"][quote2ec0b97694="Godrockdj"]HOLD UP, I take that back. This new feature and version is apparently not compatible with any Palm OSes. There's already a big e-fight going on about it in the google group for google mobile. NOT cool -/[/quote2ec0b97694]
Get a Treo 750 and it will solve your problems P.[/quote2ec0b97694]
I would be using Windows mobile then, so how so? D
[quotebcadc58473="samz465"]Get a Treo 750 and it will solve your problems P.[/quotebcadc58473]
but i like my 700P cry
if I upgrade and stay with sprint I would get a windows mobile based phone
I'm sure it won't be long til google releases a palm version with the MyLocation
I love the turn by turn directions on the current googlemaps version
FWIW, having owned both Palm and Windows Mobile devices, I would definitely have to say I prefer Windows Mobile, warts and all. And this is coming from a decidedly NON Microsoft fanboy.
This very issue is one of the reasons Palm is a dying OS, with rapidly dwindling market share. Hardly anybody wants to support it anymore. Legacy applications with an established Palm base tend to hang in there, but most new development doesn't even touch them, for the most part. Windows is just so much easier to develop for. And each version of WM just gets better. WM5 was much better than PPC03, and WM6 takes it up another notch. I actually think much more of MS's mobile OSes than I do their PC OSes. The CE platform (which WM is based upon) is really an impressive piece of work. Sure, it's more bloated than Palm, but Windows is more bloated than DOS. Which would you rather run? ;)
Of course, I'd ditch WM in a heartbeat if a mobile Linux became more widespread in the US. Asia has it much better with Linux devices, but we get squat. (