Google Maps for Mobiles & PDAs.

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  1. Darkness'

    Darkness' Never a frown..

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    Google Maps for Mobile has been released and I thought I would give you a quick glimpse at what it's like and how it looked on my PDA phone.

    If you have a recent high-end phone or PDA device, then simply browse over to http://www.google.com.au/gmm/index.html this page (on your PC) and follow the instructions. What it involves is pointing your phone/PDA at http://www.google.com/gmm using either GPRS (Charges apply!) or WiFi and then installing a small java applet.

    Once installed you have the full range of google maps capabilities including satellite views, location searches and traffic reports (depending on location and availability).

    You can pan and zoom on any location across the globe just like you would on maps.google.com. I couldn't quite get the business or directions function to work, but maybe that was just me or because I using Australian locations?

    Here's a few screenshots of the applet running on my phone.

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    Darkness'

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    Thanks, will amend news post.
     
  4. FoderMe

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    Very fun. Though I think it cost me about $20 just to zoom in on my work :Paranoid:
     
  5. Noah

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    Just a question, hasn't this been out for yonks?

    I used this on my ngage months ago (the java app)?
     
  6. looktall

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    ahhh. i was wondering wtf a midlet was. lol

    doesn't seem to work too well on my jasjam.
     
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    Darkness'

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    Not sure. Manaz gave me the link and I did up the post. Hadn't heard much about it previously.
     
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    so it will only work with an internet connection active and there is no way to cache an entire state?
     
  9. shadowman

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    Works fine on my Motorola V3x, directions even worked. Lost 3G so can't test out the traffic, but I'm guessing it wont work.
     
  10. drfbro

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    GPRS charges suck, it would cost a crap load if using it everyday. The average PDA GPS navigation system would win as you really only need to know the street your on and not neccessarily what the surroundsings look like. It's a cool concept tho, just expensive considering you're payign for eye candy.
     
  11. Szemen

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    It's defintely been out for a while. Ive been using it on my N80 for a while now. I recomend latching onto a WiFi first XD Or your gonan cop a HUGE bill at the end of the month
     
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    No worky on my LG TD6100. The Google site thingy said it would work, but it doesn't install :(
     
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    Yeah I got it working first time on my N80. But I'm returning it anyways next week faulty earpiece after a month. :(
     
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    NO woring on my pda :c
     
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    Darkness'

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    What did you choose in the installer for your phone type?

    I chose 'mainstream' for my ipaq rw6828 (3 months old) and it worked.
     
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    Dell Axim X51v here,

    way too much trouble to get it to work :S and apparently doesn't run at an acceptabe speed due to the crazy java environment that is need to run this on an Axim x51v.

    Chris
     
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    i tried both on my dell axim50 and they wouldn't work, im guessing i need java but you cant get java for ppc2003 :confused:
     
  18. Skitza

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    Hey this rocks on my HP 6965, installed no problems and ive set some favorites. Works well, thanks for that!
     
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  19. looktall

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    i can't believe this doesn't work properly on my jasjam.
    it works to a certain extent.
    i can install it and load it up, but once it loads the intial screen (the view of north america) it does nothing further. it just sits there doing fuck all.
    i did once manage to make it zoom out, but then it did fuck all usual.

    this is using my wlan by the way. not gprs etc.
     
  20. Skitza

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    Is yours in here ?

    http://www.google.com.au/gmm/devices.html
     

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