London, UK: Telmap launched Telmap5 Mobile Location Companion, commercialised by SFR in France under the name SFR GPS. According to company, it is the next level of evolution in mobile location-based services, capturing the essence of what users expect today – high quality maps and a rich search experience including the ability to search for proximity services in their immediate surroundings along with Telmap navigation service.
The new location companion is the next generation of SFR’s existing Find & Go service (also powered by Telmap). Some of its features include:
– The unique widget carousel which enables quick and focused access to nearby information from any screen within the application. Using the widget carousel, customers can quickly and easily find whatever they are looking for – the nearest Velib bike rental station or SFR shop, parking, hospitals, etc.
– The intuitive free-text search that enables users to access millions of points of interest from a variety of content providers and categorises the results to ensure their relevance to the user.
– The new and improved map-centric user-interface which places users at the centre of the map enabling them to make the most of their surroundings.
SFR GPS is available on the BlackBerry Curve 9300 and 8900 and on the BlackBerry Bold 9700 and 9000; it will be available shortly afterwards on additional smartphones.