GPS tracking technology is exploding with new uses and applications….Wasting valuable time searching for your car in parking lot is never a fun experience. It can be quite frustrating as it often happens at the worst moments – when it’s raining or when you’ve got a handful of heavy items. Well thanks to the Park’n Find iPhone App, it will never happen again.
The Park’n Find iPhone app obtains the users position using the iPhone’s GPS tracking capabilities approximates the vehicle location to a street address. Users are guided back to their parking locations with a GPS satellite image of the parking lot showing where their car is parked relative to their current position. The map keeps the area between the user and their car in focus with automatic map zooming and panning as the user moves closer to or farther from their parked vehicle. Additional guidance is provided by an arrow that shows which general direction to walk.
Golfshot is the creator of the No. 1 iPhone app for golf. Today the company released Golfshot: Golf GPS® onto Google’s Android system today. The new GPS iPhone app launch marks an important growth period for Golfshot as the company expands its reach into additional smartphone equipment and providers.
According to a recent press release by the company, Golfshot: Golf GPS® on Android has the same GPS rangefinder and scoring capabilities currently used on the iPhone version. Golfshot uses global GPS positioning to display yardages to any point on a golf hole, acting as a distance rangefinder. To display yardages, the app uses both a List View and Aerial View that auto adjust distances based on a user’s location. Over 30 million holes of golf have been played using Golfshot since its release in July 2009. Golfshot GPS on Android is available in 12 languages spanning 150 countries worldwide.
A new GPS navigation iPhone app called CycleStreets was launched last week. The new iPhone app is free and turns your iPhone into a cyclist’s version of a Garmin GPS navigation system. The new CycleStreets iPhone app is already close to the top of the charts for GPS navigation apps. The app shows the best bike-friendly routes to get from here to there, and displays a map for you to check during your journey. It not only keeps you on bike paths, but also shows you short-cuts that can trim time off your ride.
According to the press release, the app from Bike Hub uses GPS system satellite navigation style routing that has been engineered specifically for cyclists. It keeps you on bike-safe paths and streets, and arranges your route to minimize up-hill cycling. You can even pick if you want the quietest route, the quickest, or a balanced route.