Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 11th May 2012 20:42 UTC
Apple "Between 2009 and 2011, Apple acquired three mapping companies in quick succession: Placebase, in 2009; 3-D mapping outfit Poly9 in 2010; and in 2011, C3 Technologies, a second 3-D mapping company. Three mapping-company acquisitions in as many years. But for good reason: Apple has been hard at work developing its own in-house mapping solution for iOS, and now it's finally ready to debut it." I'm probably crazy, but I've never used the map applications on my mobile phones, so it's difficult for me to get excited about this.
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Map application on Phone useful
by dvhh on Mon 14th May 2012 07:08 UTC
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As I am living in a country where I don't speak that much the native language (Japan). the Map application was useful on my feature phone, and I still use it on my smartphone (which I almost consider as a downgrade from my feature phone, but that's another story).

Asking the people for the way up to a place can be a nightmare, but I still do this time to time because I don't know how to write the name of the place.

However, bragging about the map feature of a smartphone software seems a little like bragging about being able to make call with it (well except if it bring than star-wars like hologram ).

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