Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Nokia Opens Ovi Maps to Social Location Interaction

Nokia announced of the latest version of Ovi Maps, featuring a dynamic and personalized canvas - synchronized and shared between the mobile and the web - upon which people will be able to add personal location-based content.

The new release marks a shift from the one-size-fits-all static bitmap maps commonly found on the web, to using Nokia's dynamic vector-graphic maps as a browser.

Nokia also announced the release of the Ovi Maps Player API, providing a means to embed the rich and dynamic Ovi Maps experience into any compatible website using basic JavaScript. This opens the Ovi Maps service and technology for third parties wishing to add greater contextual innovation to their websites for a deeper level of integration, sharing and collaboration with their audiences.