location services

Latté Locator helps you find Starbucks on your Windows Phone, pulls data right from Seattle

Latté Locator helps you find Starbucks on your Windows Phone, pulls data right from Seattle

George Ponder 41

Latté Locator is a simple, nicely laid out Starbucks finder app for Windows Phone. Latté Locator will not only discern the closest Starbucks but also map out directions to get you to that next cup of joe and pull up contact information for that particular café. What makes the app unique though is where it gets its data. It’s not scrapping it from Google or Bing like other apps, but...

Live outside India and want to try out LockMapper? Dev releases International version

Live outside India and want to try out LockMapper? Dev releases International version

Rich Edmonds 24

LockMapper is an interesting app that allows you work some magic with your current location. The app has been published in India through the Nokia Collection, but for the rest of the world there was a waiting game until we were also able to download. Luckily, the developer has got in touch with us to reveal that an official International version has been published on the Windows Phone...

Nokia highlights how anonymous data collection helps improve HERE apps and services

Nokia highlights how anonymous data collection helps improve HERE apps and services

Rich Edmonds 27

Nokia has gone into some detail about how the company uses anonymous data collection from consumers who utilise its location services to help improve the overall HERE experience offered. A number of data sources are relied upon to maintain and update mapping, as well as innovative tools that can detect changes and trigger action points. Sounds like the creation of the Matrix, right?...

I'm Here: Share your location fast and seamlessly with this modern Windows Phone 8 app

I'm Here: Share your location fast and seamlessly with this modern Windows Phone 8 app

Sam Sabri 54

Windows Phone is a platform where you can do a lot out of the box without needing a lot of apps. Compared to iOS and Android it could be argued the basic experience is better in many aspects. It’s jam packed with features and you don’t need to open the Store to get apps to do get things done. Sometimes a built in feature is good, but can easily be improved. I’m Here is an app that helps...

Nokia set to bring some amazing new capabilities to its mapping apps with Windows Phone 8

Nokia set to bring some amazing new capabilities to its mapping apps with Windows Phone 8

robert brand 31

Yesterday we saw a whole heap of information presented by Nokia covering hardware and services, with so much to get through some things were only touched upon. One such area was of Nokia’s plans for maps and directions. We’d previously covered Nokia’s goal to maintain leadership in location so this segment was of great interest. During the keynote a much clearer insight into their plans...

Nokia Six Flags app gets new Family Locator and Day Planner additions in latest update

Nokia Six Flags app gets new Family Locator and Day Planner additions in latest update

Daniel Rubino 11

Thrill seekers, rejoice! Nokia keeps trucking along with their exclusive apps and the latest coming in the form of their exceptionally well done official Six Flags tool. The update found in version 1.26 just went live in the Nokia Collection and it has some added new features in addition to what appear to be standard performance enhancements (the app feels less sluggish to us now). The...

Location, Windows Phone 8 and Nokia’s plan to be the ultimate “where” platform

Location, Windows Phone 8 and Nokia’s plan to be the ultimate “where” platform

robert brand 38

We had a chance to sit down and chat with Thom Brenner, Vice President of Location and Commerce for Nokia and Pino Bonetti who writes about location on the Nokia Conversations blog. We wanted to hear what Nokia are planning for the future with its location services, which the company has touted as its main focus and differentiator for Windows Phone. Being number one in location and...