MapmyIndia has launched ShowNearby, a free location-based app for Blackberry, Android and iPhone, that helps users locate utilities such as restaurants, ATMs, petrol pumps, retail brands, coffee shops, tourist spots, emergency services etc. The app uses GPS to determine the users location and accordingly suggests utilities in different categories, based on MapmyIndia’s database of millions of points of interest. Users can also see information like address and phone numbers as well as directions to the place on MapmyIndia maps on their phone.
Mobile Locators and Location Based Marketing for Brands and Businesses
In partnership with Singapore based ShowNearby, the MapmyIndia ShowNearby application offers brands and businesses an opportunity to instantly set up mobile store locators and business pages, providing details on store and business locations, contact information, operating hours and other details. The platform also allows brands and businesses to run location and time based offers, promoting deals or communicating information about new product launches and events.
Other Recent development in Navigation Space
TomTom launched its VIA range of PNDs in India (personal navigation devices) and the company has increased its stake in the Indian joint venture from 90% to 100%.
MapmyIndia Launches CarPad, Android Based Tab For Navigation
`MapmyIndia, in collaboration with Qualcomm launched CarPad, Android based tab for navigation. The price of device is Rs. 22,990.
Zenrin In Talks To Buy 24% Stake In MapMyIndia
Japanese map publisher Zenrin is in advanced talks to invest $30 million for a 24% stake in MapmyIndia, the country’s largest provider of digital-map data and consumer-navigation services
Navteq Launches 3D Maps For India
The latest commercially released version of Navteq map is available for more than 2000 cities throughout India with 1.15 million km of road networks.