Google Mobile Maps for PPC

Google released today a native binary for PocketPCs and MS Smartphones for their Map service. It works admirably well! It even supports my VGA PDA in full resolution, so it’s a lot like having a VGA GPS device right in your PDA. Here is an app that exists as both J2ME and native, and it really shows how much better native apps are. It just works so fast and smoothly and with proper touchscreen support!

The cool thing is that it supports traffic reports, the bad thing is that it doesn’t have a “map+satellite” combined view yet.

A PalmOS binary is also available at their site.

5 Comments »

scott mcginis wrote on February 2nd, 2007 at 1:41 AM PST:

Thsi is beautiful. I help out on all other programs because I wanted Googles. I’m glad I waited. It’s stellar!


Fluxetreflux wrote on February 3rd, 2007 at 5:01 AM PST:

Really cool applications. I’ve just test because of your Snapshot. It’s running fine on my HTC Blue Angel with a WM 2005 fresh upgrade…

I could give u some screenshots. PM me…

Your blog is really cool :-)


Frank Paul Silye (frankps) wrote on February 3rd, 2007 at 7:46 AM PST:

Thank you Eugenia for blogging about it :-)

I will try it on my HTC P4350.


RB wrote on February 8th, 2007 at 2:35 AM PST:

I just downloaded this program onto my Treo 700wx and after playing with it for 60 secs…I am in luv..or at least intense like…seriously great product, installed fast and works even faster.


Pousi wrote on February 8th, 2007 at 10:30 AM PST:

good


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