And the time has come to present new Locify service: Wikipedia nearest articles.
Well, you all have seen Google Maps with Wikipedia icon overlay. It's just cool to see the map, click on the icon and read the article. Now you can do something similar with your phone: Open service, fill in GPS coordinates (from your phone, GPS device or manually)
Our service is one way even more advanced than Google Maps - you can set up your preferred language in service settings. Then articles are shown firstly in your preffered language and secondly in english.
And if you are geochacher and geocoder, you can review and download the code behind and enhance or use it on your server. Read more about geocaching service implementation with full PHP code.
Offline supportLocations can now be stored on the client without the need of communication with the server. You can sync them to the server all at once. And the synchronization runs in both directions of course. Add interesting points online and then sync your phone and you will have them on the client. Simple and nice.
NavigationWhen you have stored point or online service has sent you a location, you can navigate to this point. The arrow will show you direction to the treasure :-). This feature is used for example in our new geocaching service.
(Do not expect street navigation - for now)
Use without GPSWe've often heard: I do not have GPS and I don't know how to use it. Now you have not! OK, Locify will not tell you where you are now exactly, if you do not have gps. But it will let you simply EXPRESS where you are (or express place you are interested in). Are you at home, work, favorite restaurant or gym? If you have saved this place (or many others) online and synced it to your phone, you can easily tell to any service in Locify where you are or what place are you interested in. Saying "I am at home" or querying "whats up near my weeekend house" was never easier.
(You can use it for example in our new Wikipedia service)
Free location based application for most mobile phones.
Many location services in one.
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Services already locified:
- Map and navigation fix on certain phones
- Road Navigation - as regular Locify service
- We Are on The OVI Store
- Detailed topographic maps - based on Locify
- Locify 2.0 Sneak Peak!
- GPX support, map caching and more in Locify 1.5.5
- Most wanted feature: Permanent backlight in Locify...
- Share your location with friends with GeoSMS!
- Introducing offline maps in Locify 1.5!
- Locify Forum - new way to share and discuss
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