Other sites that covered the story:
- GigaOm - Live Traffic Info, Mobile Killer App
- Slashdot - Google Offering Live Traffic Maps via Cell Phones
- GadgetBox - How's the traffic? Ask Google.
- Boqpod - Google Live Traffic Maps on Cell Phones
- ResourceShelf - Google Mobile Adds Traffic Info on Google Maps Mobile & More Sources For Traffic Maps and Cams, Listen to Your Route
I recently purchased a brand new (and unlocked) Nokia E61 smartphone. I really like it and will post much more about it soon. In searching around for killer applications for it, I stumbled upon Google Maps for mobile. Even though the Google Maps for mobile download claims that it might not work on the phone, don't believe it. It works like a champ. I absolutely love this application.
What I like about it:
- Brings high quality maps & directions to your smartphone
- Excellent user interface
- Does maps, directions, finds businesses
- Extremely fast downloads of map information
- Now overlays traffic as well
- I love this application
What I don't like about it:
- Nothing. Seriously.
- Get it @ http://www.google.com/gmm from your mobile phone
Sorry to be so over-enthusiastic about this, but the folks over at Google really did a nice job with this application and they deserve the praise.
PS: Please do not use this while you drive. Get your directions, check the traffic, then modify your route. Do not mess with this while trying to watch the road. Buy a Garmin product for your car instead.
Tags: Google, Maps, Google Maps, Traffic, Mobile, Smartphone, Nokia E61, brianberliner