Saturday, October 24, 2009

The Scope, The Drone, The Wedding Gift

Hidden among the Urban Spoon iPhone app tabs is “The Scope”. On a 3GS it will use its compass to show what is around you. An incredible freebie sample of what Augmented Reality is about.

Meanwhile the Droid is coming with free GPS under Verizon according to Boy Genius. If that is the case, it will be a first. Via eWeek.

Also, will directions be made available for free now that Google is about to dump TeleAtlas and its license agreement? Via Forbes.

VentureBeat rounds up location-based apps present state and what may be coming ahead.

Finally, a geeky husband takes his bride on a GPS quest, via LA Times.

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Apple Maps, GPS for iPod Touch & Garmin Phone

Busy newsweek...

GPS resolution improved to 2 meters within Europe with EGNOS.

Sounds like Apple might be on the way of dumping Google Maps from the iPhone by purchasing Placebase back in July. Placebase put together the Pushpin API. Also at Wired.

Something else from a while ago about the details of the next generation of Apple & Nike+ system with GPS sensors.

Unused GPS info can reveal snow depth data, via Wired.

And finally arriving via AT&T the Garmin smartphone, via BusinessWeek.

Not yet available but already making the news a GPS Add-on case for the iPod Touch.