06 Jul 2005, 14:46

Mobile Google Maps

Mobile GMaps is a Java app for cell phones that displays maps and satellite images from Google Maps. Pretty cool, seeing as how I now consider access to Google Maps to be a basic element of survival ranking somewhere in between food and shelter. Of course, most of what makes Google Maps what it is is its responsive interface, somethat that would no doubt be lost as a slow loading cell phone app. At least I would assume so. While I was surprised that my aging phone could run it, it turns out that my phone only supports .png images and this only displays the maps as .gif’s (since that’s what Google serves up the images as). As a result, I can see the interface but no maps and that’s no fun.