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.