Remember our Weekly Contest for Tele Atlas’ Maps in Apps contest? It was an attempt to get developers to pump out some quality location-based apps for handhelds. After displaying the winners at CTIA, the voting got all wrapped up, with GPShopper ending on top. GPShopper was an app for mobile designed for localized product searches which not only pinpoints stores that have what you’re looking for in stock, but also how to get there and share the location with friends. Pretty cool software, and we hope to see it on BlackBerry real soon.
You might remember that we talked with Darrin Wilkey from Tele Atlas not too long ago about their Maps in Apps contest, which challenged developers to bring innovative and new location-based software to the table. Next week, they’re showcasing the three finalists at CTIA, and since we cover a fair bit of LBS news here at BBCool, we thought you guys would like to take a look at the potential winners and their Flash trailers.
First up, we have Slifter, a GPS-based shopping guide which helps you find the stores that have the stuff you’re looking for. Slifter can help you compare prices, generate a shopping list send information to friends, and even get you directions to the stores you want. The next finalist is PhoneTag Elite, a game where you’re assigned other, live players as targets and it’s your job to capture them. You have to be within a certain distance of your target to do so, but but the closer you get, the the bigger the prize. Spend your hard-won cash on spy gear to take down tougher targets. Last, but not least, we have Hollywood USA, which lets you access a database of real-world movie locations and how to get to them from your current location. This is a surefire winner for traveling film buffs, and Cutlass’ database of movies is ever-expanding.