Vz navigator updating location
Back in October, Google changed the mobile navigation space when it launched Google Maps Navigation for Android.
While the product itself is solid it also has one killer feature: it’s free.
Overall, the look and feel of the application has been updated as well.
In other words, customers could start using this integration to make Facebook more like the popular location services such as Foursquare.
Of course, unlike the popular location services, VZ Navigator isn’t free.
While Facebook has yet to launch any major location functionality itself, a few third parties including Yahoo’s Fire Eagle and Nokia have leveraged the network for their location-based products.
But VZ Navigator’s Facebook integration might be the most meaningful yet, as we could actually see people who use the service sending their location to their friends on Facebook.
Using it will cost you .99 a month or .99 for 24-hours of usage.
This has forced the makers of other non-free navigation tools to scramble to convince users their products are still worth paying for.
Verizon is the latest to do so with its VZ Navigator 5, launching tomorrow. Verizon has a few new features in this latest update, but one of the ones they are touting the most is social media integration.