Google Local for mobiles

08 November, 2005

So, posting to Blogger from Firefox on Kubuntu doesn’t work and leaves me with a title and erases my post content. Lesson learned.

Google Local for mobiles has launched. It’s currently for the US only, but 2lmc seem to have got it working in the UK too. Obviously the point of Google Local is to search for things that are close to you, but the main use would probably be as an A-Z.

Frankly, given that I have to pay for my 3G per MB, I have no intention of using this until I can either use bluetooth to connect to my broadband-connected PC or get a phone which has WiFi so that it won’t cost me an absolute fortune.

At the moment, when I plan on going somewhere, I use Google Maps on my PC to view the location, and mark on a couple of useful routes, then take some screenshots at different sizes and send them to my phone. The maps are clear and easy to read, and immensley useful.

I look forward to being able to use Google Local without it costing the earth.

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08 November, 2005 at 13:59

I do that too, although I actually take photographs of the PC monitor.

It saves all that tedious cropping of the screen shots.

Remarkably effective.

08 November, 2005 at 14:13

I use Grabbr so that I can take the screenshot and crop, plus highlight stuff immediately then save it out 🙂