Google Map for Mobile
In 2006, Google ushered in a Java request for paid job called Google Map for Mobile, planed to run on any Java-based handset or portable device. Many of the web-based site's aspects are given in the application.
On November 28, 2007, Google Map for Mobile 2.0 was released. It ushered in a GPS-like placement service that does not demand a GPS receiver. The "my location" aspect works by utilizing the GPS placement of the portable invention, if it is available. This knowledge is supplemented by the programs ascertaining the adjacent wireless webs and cell sites. The programs then views up the placement of the cell place employing a database of famous wireless webs and cell sites. The Cell-site placement manner is employed by triangulating the divergent indicator might from divergent cell transmiters and then employing their placement real estate (retrieved from the online cell place database) to assist My Location in ascertaining the user's prevailing location. Wireless web placement manner is calculated by divulging the beside WiFi hotspots and employing their placement real estate (retrieved from the online WiFi database, in the matching way as the cell place database) to farther divulge the user's location. The rank in which these take precedence is:
- GPS-based services
- WLAN-, WiFi-based services
- Cell transmitter-based services
The programs plots the boulevards in sky-blue that are obtainable with a yellow icon and a green round object throughout the assessed assortment of the cell place supported on the transmitter's appraised power (among other variables). The assess is enhanced employing the might of the portable handset indicator to assess how close to the cell place the portable invention is.
As of December 15, 2008, this service is obtainable for the subsequent platforms:
- iOS (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad)
- Windows Mobile (NOT Windows Phone 7 as of Dec 17 2010)
- Nokia/Symbian (S60 3rd publication only)
- Symbian OS (UIQ v3)
- Phones with Java-Platform (MIDP 2.0 and up), for instance the Sony Ericsson K800i
- Palm OS (Centro and newer)
- Palm webOS (Palm Pre and Palm Pixi)
On November 4, 2009, Google Map Navigation was liberated in conjunction with Google Android OS 2.0 Eclair on the Motorola Droid, augmenting voice directions, traffic descriptions, and boulevard scenery support. The first distribute was constricted to the United States. The service was started in the UK on 20 April 2010 and in large elements of continental Europe on June 9 2010 (including Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, and Switzerland).
In March 2011, Google Vice President of Location Service, Marissa Mayer advertised that Google gives depiction services to 150 millions users.
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