Its been a long time since my last post, but I thought I would update everyone on a very great tool that I just used on my trip to Alaska. It is an incredibly well designed smart client tool that connects to the internet and delivers comprehensive search results on traffic, locations, phone numbers, and even movies. I have actually never found an application that makes more sense for my mobile device. Did I mentions that there is even GPS integration?
From the Windows Mobile team BLOG:
To get started, find your mobile device in the list below:
Windows Mobile – Download by visiting http://wls.live.com from your devices browser. There are versions for WinMo 5 or later, as well as WinMo 2003
J2ME – Download by visiting http://wls.live.com Choose J2ME, then choose your device.
Blackberry (beta) – Download by visiting http://wls.live.com and choosing US or UK. then choose your blackberry model.
Everyone Else – If your phone has a browser (just about ANY browser will do) simply visit http://m.live.com/ There’s nothing to download – just start searching!
iPhone – Unfortunately I don’t think Apple will permit you to install an application inside their walled garden, so you can’t run even our J2ME client You can however access the browser based version with one caveat. Browse to http://m.live.com When you do a search, hit “Go” on the soft-keyboard after entering your search terms as the normal search button is not active. The mobile search team will have a maintenance release shortly to address this issue.
- Movie Showtimes: Want to see a movie but don’t know what’s playing? Get Movie Showtimes near you and be on your way!
- More Local Data with Reviews: Want to go out for dinner but not sure which restaurant to pick? Let your fellow restaurant goers help you out – make a decision based on user ratings.
- Maps: View Mobile Virtual Earth maps wherever you are. For improved performance, pop in your storage card to enable the large cache option. Street maps, Aerial and Hybrid are supported.
- Directions: Lost? Get found with better support for GPS integration and improved turn-by-turn navigation. We’ll even prompt you to auto-reroute if you get lost!