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September 3, 2012

Most Used travel Apps in US



 

Recent finding by Nielsen on travel related app usage show that U.S. Android and iOS users spent 95 percent of their time accessing travel information from travel apps, versus only 5 percent from the mobile Web during JUne 2012.. This discrepancy was largely driven by Google Maps—the top Travel category app and mobile website during June—which accounted for 78 percent of all mobile time spent on Travel.
Americans’ decision on whether to open an app or their mobile Web browser depends on the type of travel information they seek.

The Cruise Lines category was exclusively accessed through the mobile Web, while 98 percent of time spent browsing map/navigation information was through an app. The Travel Destinations/Theme Parks category seemed to have the most balanced usage among smartphone owners, as 54 percent of time spent was through an app and 46 percent via mobile Web.


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May 12, 2012

Apple Set to Launch' 3D Mapping service, dump Google Maps




 These panoramas are based on HDR imagery, as seen in the above screenshot, and can incorporate room navigation, 3D menus and banners, overview maps and other interactive features. Best of all, C3 has released its technology via an SDK so other parties can incorporate it in navigation apps and other services. The below video depicts 3D map of Hoover Dam and you can check out the clip of 3D Oslo map on YouTube as well.( source : Brightsideofnews )






Apple is set to dump Google Maps from its upcoming mobile platform iOS 6 in favour of its own mapping system, it was reported Friday. 


 Google and Apple has been vying for “digital Mapping usage”  which is both available across Android and iOS . The application design is said to be fairly similar to the current Google Maps programme on the iPhone, iPad and iPod touc and replace it by its own Mapping Service  is is said to be  described as a much cleaner, faster and more reliable experience, said technology news website 9to5mac, citing its sources.

Over the last few years, Apple has been acquiring mapping companies like Placebase, C3 Technologies and Poly9. The acquisitions enable Apple to create a  digital Mapping service of its own instead of using Google Maps

C3 Technologies, a 3D mapping service used by the Swedish government.  It’s the second 3D mapping technology that Apple acquired, and the third mapping technology the company acquired in the last couple of years.  In 2009, Apple acquired Placebase, and just last year, they acquired Poly9.

C3 Technology makes use of rather sophisticated technology esing multiple cameras on airplanes coupled with missile-targeting tech to provide users with incredibly realistic maps which include pixel-depth mapping allowing you to know exactly how high in the air any area of the map happens to be.”( siliconangel)


The C3 acquisition also helped increased Apple Database  as in included cities 100 cities worldwide including top cities such as Barcelona, Boston, Chicago, Copenhagen, Florence, Helsinki, Las Vegas, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Miami, Milan, New York, Oslo, Prague, San Francisco, Stockholm, Toronto, Venice and Vienna.

Apple has been gradually pushing Google Maps away. Last week, Apple acknowledged that its iOS iPhoto app, a photo-sorting tool for the iPad and iPhone, had switched from Google Maps data to 

February 3, 2011