Posts Tagged ‘telenav’

Top GPS Searches and Places (Telenav)

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

[Editor's note: Interesting results from one of the in-car GPS companies. Food, businesses, states, and cities. Pizza, Walmart top the lists. Washington DC makes the top 10 list for metro cities. LA and DC rank tops for rerouting around traffic (those metros top for worst traffic in the US, so no surprise there).]

Republished from TeleNav.

Pizza, Los Angeles, and Walmart Any ideas what the three words have in common? Think about it and we’ll come back to it.

Life is busy. Very busy. Whether you have to rush to pick the kids up after soccer practice or zip to your next meeting, we know getting where you have to go with the least amount of hassle is important to you. And that’s where we come in.

They’re all at the top of a list.

  • The most preferred food of the TeleNav user on the move? You guessed it – pizza. This is based on search data from December 2009. Also on the list Chinese food, hamburgers, American food, and Mexican food. No word on whether New York or Chicago-style is preferred.

Continue reading at TeleNav . . .

iPhone 3.0′s Magnetometer and A-GPS

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

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Looks like the iPhone 3.0 firmware plus the new 3Gs hardware will give the dedicated GPS market a run for it’s money. The new hardware includes a magnetometer, otherwise known as a digital compass. Combine that with the A-GPS, which supplements the slow satellite signal with fast WiFi and cell phone tower triangulation, and accurate and timely turn-by-turn navigation is possible. Both TomTomNavigon, , and TeleNav have jumped into the fray, joining X-Roads which was briefly available in a crippled form on the App store. Garmin might be shooting itself in the foot by staying out, but they have their own GPS + phone plans already. Besides the added precision of the new hardware, it’ll be easier for developers to incorporate maps directly into their apps. We should see a whole new class of apps available. Imagine walking along a street and pointing your phone at a building, statue, mountain, road, etc and have reams of helpful information come up about that particular feature. A great wayfinding device in the making!