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.

RIM buys software company that delivers Internet services to cars

Blackberry maker Research In Motion announced Friday that its buying QNX Software Systems, an Ottawa-based company with technology that helps bring the Internet to cars.

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.

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.

Telia Navigator No 1 navigation solution in Sweden

Appello Systems recently introduced its mobile navigation solution on iPhone. Telia Navigator was launched on App Store on February 2, with instant success.

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.

Apple prevents third party developers from using its iPhone platform to enable location based advertising

In a recent posting on its iPhone developer site, Apple informed developers how the Core Location framework for the iPhone allows third parties to build applications which know where end users are and can deliver information based on their location, such as local weather, nearby restaurants, ATMs, and other location-based information.