Google maps goes Java for mobile phones

Google maps goes Java for mobile phones

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Google Maps is creating enough gaga on the internet with its features and ease of use, now it goes a few fast steps ahead by being made available to Java enabled phones as well. We were all expecting this to happen later…rather than sooner. Mgmaps.com provides Mobile GMaps, a free piece of software that displays Google Maps and keynote satellite imagery on a Java J2ME-enabled mobile phones or similar devices.

The services offered at MGmaps.com, apart from distributing the software on a ‘not for commercial use’ basis, gives you the latest information about new versions, help guide on how to get started, a detailed FAQ and a feedback page to garner public opinion. You can also get a link to the WAP site to download the application directly on your mobile phone.

This looks like a fairly new set up and you might encounter a few glitches while running since it has not been widely tested, but it will surely get many Google Maps fans downloading the application for a look-see. The main drawback of MGMaps.com is the not for commercial use issue. The application has a huge commercial potential for almost anyone who has anything to do with GPS/location-centric requirements and the current limitation doesn’t allow a full fledged roll out. I am sure depending on the success of the application, the team behind it is likely to turn commercial, so if you have a commercial interest in this, keep checking back with the MGMaps news page.

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