By TWICE Staff On Jan 30 2012 - 6:01am
Garmin To Upgrade Nav App
OLATHE, KAN. —
Garmin plans in the coming weeks
to add new features to its StreetPilot OnDemand
navigation app for iPhones, including integration
with Facebook, Foursquare and Wikipedia.
Also new for the subscription-based app will be a
variety of voices or vehicle icons to choose from as
well as improved 3D renderings of buildings.
By integrating Facebook and Foursquare, the app
will display locations from these networks on the
map and let users check in on arrival at their destination.
Clicking on a Wikipedia icon on the map will
reveal information about a location.
The app accesses Garmin’s Cloud-based navigation
service at an annual subscription of $29.99.
Nielsen: Smartphone Base Up
NEW YORK —
Forty-six percent of cellular users
owned a smartphone in the fourth quarter of 2011,
and 60 percent of those who said they got a new
phone within the last three months chose a smartphone,
a Nielsen survey showed.
Android continued to hold the lead among all
smartphone users, with 46.3 percent of all smartphone
owners surveyed reporting they have an Android
phone, the survey also found.