All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘mapquest’

MapQuest Changes Business Listing Management

MapQuest announced that it has made some adjustments to the way businesses can manage their listings. The AOL-owned company says the changes make the process of handling information corrections more streamlined. In other words, it’s now easier to change contact info, hours of operation, addresses, etc. “For nearly two decades, MapQuest has been helping people get from A to B,” …

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AOL’s MapQuest Launches Travel Blogging Feature

AOL has launched MapQuest Travel Blogs for the web and iOS (via a dedicated app). The feature lets users create blogs of their trips with photos, stories, reviews, etc. According to the company, the Travel Blogs will automatically map out your entire trip. “Free travel blogs are the perfect way for you to seamlessly capture all of your memories from …

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MapQuest Helps You Find The Best Gas Prices With New App

Google Maps is the go to app for most smartphone owners, especially on Android. One of the original mapping services, MapQuest, is still hanging in there though. Their new app may even prove to be most useful for travelers this holiday season. MapQuest announced that its new Gas Prices app is now available on both Google Play and the App …

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As Apple Maps Flounders, MapQuest App Gets Updates

Though the new Apple Maps app has caused a bit of frustration and laughter, but the software is still usable for everyday purposes. I suspect most of the complaints lobbed at Apple over Maps is part of the shock of going from the feature-rich (and developed and maintained by 7,100 people) Google Maps experience to a newer, buggier Apple experience. …

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MapQuest Goes With TomTom On Mobile Apps

It looks like TomTom is having a pretty good year. First, Apple dropped Google as its primary Maps provider, only to switch to TomTom (along with some other sources). Now, MapQuest announced that it has selected TomTom Maps to power its iPhone and Android apps. “As the world’s leading supplier of in-car location and navigation products and services, TomTom provides …

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MapQuest Offering Free & Unlimited APIs to Lure Developers from Google Maps

Now that MapQuest is stepping out with some sharp new threads thanks to the release of 3.0 for iPhone last month, it really wants developers to try their hand at building maps with its API. To entice developers, MapQuest is offering up all of its geocoding and routing APIs to developers and businesses for free with unlimited access. By signing …

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Bing Tops Google, Ties Yellow Pages for Best Local Search

Bing’s local search tool recently received a 500cc injection of good, wholesome vitamin Yelp to boost the quality of search results for local businesses. The Bing Local “Powered by Yelp” combo looks to go a long way in improving local search, especially as it continues to become available for more businesses and more locations. However, according to a recent study, …

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MapQuest 3.0 for iPhone Gets Superbly Remade from Scratch

MapQuest announced today that it’s released a completely overhauled version of its app for iPhone with a total redesign that hosts a much improved user interface that should make your next trip a little easier to figure out. The most notable improvement to the app, at least in my nowhere-near-comprehensive first impression, is the directions feature. In virtually every map …

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MapQuest’s Going to Trust You Know How to Get Out of Your Neighborhood

Whenever you look up directions with a map service – it doesn’t matter which one you fancy, be it Google Maps, Bing Maps, MapQuest, or whatever – if you enter your address as the starting point, the directions will invariably tell you to head out of town by some route that surprises you. Maybe it’s because your natural disposition isn’t …

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Microsoft’s New AOL Patents Could Help Combat Google Maps

With Microsoft recently acquiring about 800 of AOL’s patents, it has been speculated that the software giant might have just upped its ante against Google Maps. The $1.056 billion deal also got Microsoft pending patent applications, and also included shares of an unnamed AOL subsidiary (some are pointing to Netscape), which allows AOL to take a loss for tax purposes. …

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MapQuest Makes Pinning Maps on Pinterest Easier

MapQuest has just made it easier to pin maps onto Pinterest. The social media site has been picking up tremendous steam over the past few months, and this new addition is sure to add a lot more pins. People has started using MapQuest to pin the places they have visited, where they are going, and how they are getting there. …

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MapQuest Vibe Gaming, Search Features Launch At SXSW

AOL’s MapQuest announced the launch of some new features for its MapQuest Vibe product (web and iPhone), bringing a gaming element to it. That includes check-ins, “neighborhood influence,” which lets users share votes, comments and check-ins across Facebook, Foursquare and Twitter, the ability to compete against friends and other people for said influence, the ability to win VIP badges, and …

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