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  • pit 11:16 am on February 10, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , buzz, , maps   

    Google Buzz, first screenshots and impressions 

    Here are my first screenshots of Buzz, the Facebook-Twitter-alternative by Google, integrated into Google Maps for mobile, running on a Nokia N97:

    So what? Maybe I’m a bit disappointed after the Wave experience, but the first approach with Buzz was not great, at least on mobile (as I still have no Buzz on my Gmail account).

    Google is still working hard to release fully-featured clients but, right now, this app (or better, Buzz integrated in the Google Maps app) seems to have no utility at all. Apart from buzzing and seeing random buzzes around me, I cannot simply do anything else.

    Moreover, strange thing for Google products, the Buzz API is still in an early, almost useless phase.

    It’s just too early? Let’s hope :)

    • Alessandro 4:44 pm on February 11, 2010 Permalink

      Ciao Alessandro,

      today I turned the thing off!!
      There are some blogs reporting the privacy issue buzz is creating which is really crazy.

    • pit 4:50 pm on February 11, 2010 Permalink

      Yes, I’ve read the same security concerns around Buzz.. I still haven’t disabled it, but will probably do soon (also because I can’t actually see any utility in this tool right now… apart from letting me waste some time :))

  • pit 1:29 pm on September 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: city guides, , , , maps, ,   

    Go Local widget now available on the Ovi Store! 

    Go Local is a new Web Runtime widget (already available for the Betavine platform) that helps you to find and manage points of interests (e.g.: museums, pubs, restaurants) that are nearby.

    Once you’ve found what you’re looking for, Go Local features allow you to:

    • place a call to the location
    • save it to your phonebook
    • view it on Google Maps
    • get to it easily (routing)
    • send it to a friend, by email or SMS
    • share it on Twitter
    • save it for offline usage

    Go Local is currently available for devices with 240×320 and 320×240 display resolutions.

    You can download Go Local for your WRT-enabled device here: Ovi Store Go Local page.

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