Appello releases Wisepilot 3.5 – with Traffic Sensitive Routing and Social Network Integration

The new Wisepilot version includes a comprehensive upgrade of the user interface as well as dynamic traffic sensitive routing, powerful One Line Search and full integration to social networks such as Facebook and Twitter.

21 million mobile users across EU5 markets accessed mapping, direction services during February, 68% growth

New research from comScore has revealed a 68% increase in the use of mobile mapping and direction services across Europe during the past year.

Vodafone closes Wayfinder after US$30M deal

Vodafone is to close its navigation business, Wayfinder, less than 18 months after acquiring the Swedish firm for US$30 million. Reuters notes that the offering could not compete with free services provided by Google and Nokia.

BirdsEye™ Satellite Imagery Subscription Service for Transferring Satellite Imagery to Garmin Handheld Devices

Garmin International and DigitalGlobe have announced the BirdsEye™ Satellite Imagery annual subscription. This subscription allows the Garmin GPS user to transfer an unlimited amount of high-resolution satellite images to compatible Garmin handheld devices.

Telmap Partners with GyPSii on Location-Enabled Social Media

GyPSii and Telmap have partnered to develop and introduce advanced location-based social networking as part of Telmap’s Mobile Location Companion.

Appello introduces Maploader to the Wisepilot platform

Appello Systems, the supplier of Wisepilot, now introduces Maploader to its platform. A service which enables the user to pre-load high quality maps to the mobile phone and always have them available, regardless connectivity.

ASF and ORANGE team up to develop an innovative solution in real-time road traffic information

ASF (Autoroutes du Sud de la France) and Orange Business Services have joined forces to develop an innovative solution in real-time traffic information aimed at local authorities and road operators.

Intrinsyc’s Destinator Delivers Social Media with GyPSii API

Intrinsyc Software International and GyPSii announced a partnership to integrate GyPSii’s award-winning social media and contextual advertising/coupon functionality into the Destinator navigation application for smartphones. The combination of the two heralds a first for the mobile navigation segment with the full integration of social media features into a mobile turn-by-turn navigation application.

TomTom and Bel RTL have agreed to work toghether to bring TomTom’s HD Traffic to Bel RTL’s listeners

TomTom and Bel RTL, the leading Belgian brand in radio broadcasting, have agreed to work together to bring TomTom’s HD Traffic to Bel RTL’s listeners.

Free Ski Maps for the iPhone from RouteBuddy

RouteBuddy and OpenPisteMap are pleased to announce the release of free worldwide ski maps for the iPhone.
It’s the Ski season, so select OpenPisteMap in RouteBuddy Atlas 1.2, download the map tiles, and use OpenPisteMap offline to see where you are on the piste; Find the lift, arrange places to meet with friends, tour, track your [...]