Saturday, May 30, 2009

Google Maps API v3 for Mobile

Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet announced at Google I/O a live implementation of the Google Maps API v3. The new API is being used on Lonely Planet's touch-screen-targeted site touch.lonelyplanet.com, and it currently works on iPhone and Android phones. This is the first implementation of the new API on a mobile.

The mobile site allows the user to access Lonely Planet's huge database of travel guides. If you have an iPhone or Android phone you should definitely bookmark touch.lonelyplanet because it gives you mobile access to information about restaurants. hotels, shops, tourist destinations and clubs for just about anywhere in the world.

You can view the location of all entries on touch.lonelyplanet on a Google Map. It is also possible to view other nearby entries on the Google Map and, because Lonely Planet are using v3 of the Google Maps API, it all works in the blink of an eye.

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