NEW YORK, May 10 /CNW/ - LocatioNet Systems Ltd., the developer and provider of the amAze GPS worldwide mapping and navigation service, released today a new version 5.2 of amAze GPS that includes location sharing with Facebook friends.
amAze GPS is one of the world's most popular off-board mobile phone navigation services with over 500 supported mobile phone models and millions of downloads from all over the world.
In addition to the existing rich features including worldwide navigation, mapping, speed camera alerts, rich POI, weather and more, the new version 5.2 also offers users the option to share their location with a selected list of their Facebook friends via amAze GPS. A new Facebook interface was added to the mobile application to allow amAze users to view the last known address or map location of their friends.
Users can get walking or driving directions to their friends' location with one click of a button.
Important privacy protection mechanisms allow users to select which one of their friends will see their location. In addition the users have the option at any time to disable their location sharing.
"This is an exciting addition to amAze GPS" said Ofer Tziperman, President of LocatioNet. "Location sharing is a real need for many users today. It is a natural extension for amAze, that allows users to interact with their friends and family based on their current location and to share some more relevant data that is available with today's GPS phones. We are sure that it will get a warm welcome amongst our loyal users. All privacy aspects were addressed".
Users can download amAze for free via the amAze GPS web site at: http://www.amazegps.com or via most of the main app stores. The Facebook interface can be found on http://apps.facebook.com/amazegps. The basic version of amAze GPS that includes the Facebook location interface is free of charge. Users that wish to add the navigation feature can get an affordable annual license.
With a track record of over 19 years in the field of location-based services, LocatioNet is best positioned to re-define the navigation and local search market. The amAze GPS off-board navigation service developed by the Company is based on LocatioNet's Patented LBS middleware, best of its kind GIS engine, advanced client-server technology and a unique Location-based ad-server. For more information visit http://www.locationet.com
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