Telmap, major player in mobile location solutions, has introduced the first search, mapping and navigation solution for the new Windows Phone (News - Alert) 7 operating system.
Officials with Telmap said that the special edition of Telmap5 Mobile Location Companion for Windows Phone 7 will allow the company’s location-based services solution to be accessed on devices operating with this newly released operating system.
According to company officials, as part of Telmap’s (News - Alert) strategy to enable a unified location-enabled experience on all major operating systems that can work in a cross-platform manner, the Windows Phone 7 edition follows successful launches on iPhone (News - Alert), Android, BlackBerry, Symbian, Java, BREW, and of course the existing Windows Mobile platform, and will help users take advantage of the Windows Phone 7’s new user interface and capabilities.
Company officials pointed out that the first launch of the special edition of Telmap5 Mobile Location Companion for Windows Phone 7 will be by SingTel (News - Alert) in Singapore who will be showcasing their Telmap-based SingTel Xplorer application on the new Windows Phone 7.
The application, company officials said, will provide users with real-time local service including-in car turn-by-turn navigation with 3D moving maps, voice and text instructions announcing street names and Points of Interest such as gas stations and parking lots along the way, a dedicated pedestrian navigation, local search and content enhanced specifically for the Windows Phone 7.
It will also offer full Singapore and Malaysia maps and real-time traffic information among other such things.
“We are excited to be the first to launch a search, mapping and navigation solution for Windows Phone 7. Strategically, Telmap aims to support the main mobile platforms in order to provide a true cross-platform location experience, allowing our customers, mobile operators to provide location-based services on a wide range of devices to consumers worldwide,” said Oren Nissim, CEO of Telmap, in a statement.
Nissim said that innovation and fast time to market are key pillars in Telmap’s approach, demonstrating the company’s commitment to stay on top of planned releases of new and updated mobile operating systems so end users can enjoy Telmap’s solutions from day one.
Company officials said that Telmap is working with all of its customers to bring the Telmap5 Mobile Location Companion for Windows Phone 7 to their subscribers and more operators are expected to launch in the near future.Anil Sharma is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of his articles, please visit his columnist page.
Edited by Tammy Wolf