Wayfinder - Software gibt es demnächst auch für JAVA - Phones.
Hier die Pressemitteilung im englischen Original (Quelle: http://www.wayfinder.com)
Wann gibt es das ganze jetzt auch noch mit im Phone gespeicherten Karten? Kann sich doch eigentlich nur noch um eine Frage der Zeit handeln....
New Navigator Makes Avoiding Wrong Turns Easier Than Ever
- Wayfinder’s flagship now on Java platform and loaded with more features
It has taken a mere 10 years for the Lund-based company, Wayfinder Systems to become a world leader in the navigation solutions arena. The company is launching a new and updated version of the prize winning Wayfinder Navigator. Software developers have made the new version more user-friendly and added features that undoubtedly make the product an excellent alternative within the market of specialized GPS navigation. In addition, launching on the Java Platform means that the new and improved updated version of Navigator is compatible with the majority of mobile phones on the market today - and tomorrow.
The Wayfinder Navigator package includes software and a matchbox size GPS receiver that receives signals from satellites orbiting around the earth and relays them to your mobile phone via Bluetooth. Your position is then indicated in a map on the phone’s screen. A real advantage is that the map in your phone is updated in real time and comes with the advantage of allowing you the possibility to re-route from traffic queues, road works and accidents.
"We have made a multiple prize-winning product even better. Launching on the Java platform means that we broaden our target audience, enabling more users to use Navigator. Smarter functions increase the products’ competitiveness. Not only with regard to other mobile phone applications but also as an alternative to those considering specialized navigation solutions", says Magnus Nilsson, CEO and Board member of Wayfinder Systems.
Easier installation and on more mobile phones
The new Java-based Navigator application is compatible with more mobile phones than ever before and will be compatible with even more in the future. Installation of the software has been simplified through a "WAP push". This means that the user simply sends and sms to a specific number and in return receives a message that they accept – the installation will then start automatically.
3 million Points of Interest
POIs (points of interest) have doubled from 1.5 million to 3 million. These points are places or matters of interest along your journey like restaurants, hotels, petrol stations, shops etc. When clicking on a point of interest, information regarding opening hours, phone numbers etc will appear, making it easy to call and make a restaurant reservation as an example.
Interesting facts about Wayfinder:
With Navigator you have the choice of alternative routes. If you prefer to avoid using highways and choose to walk instead of driving, then your Navigator allows you the choice of travel mode.
MyWayfinder is a web-based travel planner that serves as compliment to Wayfinder Navigator. Perfect for planning trips in advance and sending route information to one’s self, friends, family and colleagues.
In June 2005, Navigator won the prestigious Handango award in the category of "Best application for UIQ Platform"
In March 2005, Wayfinder Navigator was awarded with the "Innovation of the Year" by PC Professional, the most prestigious award from the German IT Industry
"Best in Test" in magazine Mobil’s GPS special issue for Spring 2005
"Best in Test" in the latest edition of Swedish Radar Magazine
2004 Winner of Ericssons "Mobile Application Award" in the category "Best Information Application" category
Wayfinder Systems Ltd "Wayfinder Systems" has made application to be listed with the NGM Equity. Prior to being listed, a capital injection drive to the tune of 186,6 MSEK has been offered to financial institutions and the general public
For more information, please contact:
Ebba Lövenskiold, Press Officer
Ph: +46-8-555 176 00
Mobile: +46-70-949 6341
About Wayfinder Systems Ltd
Wayfinder Systems Ltd is the leading product and service supplier of mobile navigation products. Wayfinder started as a research project at Ericsson. In 1995 the company was started with its head office in Lund. Wayfinder currently has collaborations with telecommunication leaders like Nokia, Sonyericsson, A1 and Telefónica Móviles. Wayfinder has clients in markets that cover most of Europe and North America with products in 15 languages. TeleAtlas is the companies main supplier of digital maps. For more information on Wayfinder visit: http://www.wayfinder.com
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