Tel Aviv, Israel – A little over a year ago, Facebook introduced Places, their location-based offering which was set to go head-to-head with Foursquare. Fast forward to today. In a significant turn of events, Facebook made a switch from “checking-in” to sharing nearby places and more recently the purchase of GoWalla. But knowing where you are, is one thing, knowing how to get to where your friends are, is another. That’s where the Friends Map for Facebook iPhone app comes in.
Friends Map for Facebook takes a cool approach to maps, by letting you see your Facebook friends directly on a map, share your location, search for places around you, check-in to them as well as share a Facebook status update with a link to your location on a map.
Developers should also take note, AtlasCT, the developers of Friends Map for Facebook have said that they will be opening the API that will allow any developer to embed friends map and allow location sharing in their mobile or web apps. A perfect example of this is the Friends Map HTML5 page which works on any smartphone, accessible by pointing the mobile browser to friendsmap.me.
Notable Features Include:
Facebook Friends Map: See where all your Facebook friends are on a map.
Share Your Location: 1-Click and your Facebook friends will see you on a map.
Search Nearby Places: Find the nearest restaurants, cafe, hot nightlife and more.
Check in: Let your Facebook friends know that you’ve arrived at a certain location.
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.2 or later
* 5 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Friends Map for Facebook 1.2.7 is only free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Social Networking category.
Friends Map for Facebook is a product of AtlasCT Ltd. (1987) a global provider of APIs and Applications in the fields of maps and location-based services. The provider of mobile and web maps for Nokia, Yellow Pages, Dun Bradstreet and many more. Copyright (C) 2011 Friends Map for Facebook. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.