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.

Google’s Near Me Now works in the Android and iPhone web browsers

Google has now enabled “Near Me Now” on the iPhone and Android web browsers, whereas before it only worked in the Google Maps application. The usage model is simple enough, just type in google.com, click on “Near Me Now” and then look at what’s around you.

Google Offers New Model for Consumers to Buy a Mobile Phone

Google Inc. today unveiled a new way for consumers to purchase an Android mobile phone, a web store hosted by Google. The company is also launching the first phone offered through this new model, called the Nexus One, which combines the latest in hardware from HTC Corporation with the newest Android software.

Augmented reality startup Tonchidot raises $4 million, will use virtual goods for revenue

Tonchidot, the Japanese startup behind the augmented reality browser Sekai Camera, raised $4 million from DCM and existing investor ITOCHU Technology Ventures. Augmented reality is a young field that lets you superimpose data and graphics over the real world in a camera viewfinder.

Turn-by-turn navigation app Mobile Maps India available for all major mobile phone platforms, ranks as no.1 top paid nav app at iTunes in India

Sygic and MapmyIndia, India’s leading map provider, have come together to launch ‘MapmyIndia Sygic Mobile Maps’. The application converts GPS-enabled mobile phones into GPS navigators, allowing seamless travel anywhere in India. The application uses the highly accurate MapmyIndia maps with the power of Sygic software to offer the best GPS navigation solution for mobile phones. It has already become the number 1 grossing mobile application and number 1 top paid navigation app on iPhone iTunes App Store in India.

Sygic’s turn-by-turn navigation compatible with new Nokia Maemo phones

Sygic announces the compatibility of its Mobile Maps turn-by-turn navigation application with the new Nokia Maemo mobile phones.

The application will get ready for sale from Sygic web site e-shop by the end of 2009.

Will mobile navigation spell doom for PNDs? By Sarah Reedy for Telephony Online

When Google released its Google Maps Navigation application for Android, featuring turn-by-turn directions, live traffic updates and voice control, the stocks of portable navigation device–makers and GPS competitors took a sizable hit.

Android Moving Into Mio MiBuddy Navigation De

Mio Technology will launch a new version of its MiBuddy 4.7-inch touchscreen Internet and navigation device next year running Google’s Android mobile software, a company representative said Tuesday.

Layar Android app will support 3D viewing in November

The recent influx of augmented reality applications hitting the Android Market has developers scrambling to promote and differentiate their app from competing works.

Phasefour is partner of European Navigation Event

Phasefour will show several LBS app’s