Friday, May 13, 2005

Google Local UK goes mobile...

The Google Blog has a pointer to the new mobile version of Google Local UK. I've had a play with this and it looks like it works just as well as the web version, which is to say somewhat sporadically, as there seems to be something wrong with the way Google maps UK postcodes to actual streets. For instance my house isn't where I think it is, at least according to Google, but none the less I manage to make it into work in the morning. How odd...

 
I'd recommend the Thai Orchid...

However it does do okay driving directions, which surprised me for some reason, if in a somewhat simpler form than Google Maps, and the overall the interface isn't bad. But it's a somewhat lacklustre entry into a market fast becoming saturated location based services. Why would you use Google Local UK rather than a service that already knows where you are?