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Monday, July 30, 2012

Fast Company: Barnes and Noble Chooses Skobbler App for Nook Mapping

The Google-Apple map wars took another twist today when it was announced that Barnes & Noble is making OpenStreetMap, the Nook's first mapping platform. Barnes & Noble's decision to adopt OpenSteetMap, through Skobbler's ForeverMap 2 app means that developers will also be able to create Nook applications with location-based functionality. Barnes & Noble's decision gives them the edge on Amazon, who opted not to have Google Maps or a third-party map system integrated into the Kindle Fire's version of Android. Kindle Fire users currently have to access Google Maps through the web, although limited GIS applications exist.

I could find nothing on the Nook website about the announcement or decision (save that the app is listed under apps) and nothing on the Skobbler new page on this "big news."

- Fast Company

by Adena Schutzberg on 07/30 at 03:39 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

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