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… Mapquest has introduced a new look and a new retro-chic, 1970s style logo. The changes are part of a series of upgrades begun prior to the Verizon-AOL acquisition and largely a result of a new Mapquest partnership with Mapbox. The promised and enhanced features include or will include: A faster, more responsive Mapquest.com for mobile…
Earlier today Microsoft announced the next version of Bing Maps will offer many new features, enhanced content and multiple design enhancements. Users can see that version of the new Bing Maps in action today by opting in to Bing Maps Preview. There’s an emphasis on context, exploration and planning, rather than isolated lookups, which is currently the dominant use case for maps.
… MapQuest has integrated “Uber for roadside assistance” Urgent.ly into its updated app. What this means is that consumers are able to summon a tow truck or other service provider directly through the app. Service fees are pre-negotiated and shown to consumers up front. There’s also a satisfaction guarantee. Users can also track arrival time…
… MapQuest has introduced a new app for Google Play and iOS: “Commute.” Just as the name suggests, it’s a stand-alone app intended to help drivers manage and optimize their daily driving to and from work. Commute is the third stand-alone mobile app produced by MapQuest. The others are a gas prices app and a travel blogging app for iPhone only…