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Google Mobile Maps (and a Common Craft video)

Tiff Fehr

November 28, 2007 at 4:48 PM

My RSS feeds have been on fire today about Google’s new Mobile Maps functionality, so of course I gave it a spin on my darling Dash. For those who haven’t heard, Google added a geolocation feature that anonymously determines your general handset location via proximity to nearby mobile service towers. I gave it a try and its like a little slice of the future—both cool and eerie at the same time. And as the funny new video from Common Craft (yay, Common Craft!) says, if you find yourself trying to type in a long location name, simply geolocating your phone can be a real timesaver.

iPhone support is not included at this time, so until that happens, smartphone geeks have a reason to show off their devices in public again.

Comments

Mark

November 29, 2007 at 11:39 AM

Did it work on your Dash? It just says “Your current location is currently unavailable” for me.

Fred van West

December 5, 2007 at 9:06 AM

I have the same problem. I don’t know if it’s a limitation of the dash or not.

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