Members of the MobilityNigeria team were at the Opebi base of JEJ Engineering, the country representatives for Garmap for Mobile, a navigational application with Nigeria street maps. Yomi wrote a a news item on the introduction of Garmap for Mobile in Nigeria.
One of the highlights of our visit was the demonstration of the navigation application on a Symbian-powered smartphone. Our initial impressions of the application based on the little time we spent with it are good.
First up, we noticed how simple it is to get the application up and running on the phone – a great plus for the application.
The next thing we are particularly impressed about is the user interface. The user interface, for the short time we spent with the application seemed intuitive, but we will give our final verdict on that after taking it through its paces in real life use. One thing is for sure, Garmap for Mobile got a lot of eye candy.
The application locked to our position easilly. We also tested Points Of Interests (POIs) on the application, and it delivered with no stress, identifying eateries, hotels all over the Opebi and Maryland areas.
At this point it is worth mentioning that JEJ Engineering has decided to send MobilityNigeria a complimentary copy of their streetmap application for us to review.
I must say that this gesture is commendable, and we look forward to having more mobile application developers and manufacturers borrow a leaf from JEJ Engineering/Garmap.
Our review (with pictures and videos) will be up as soon as we get the review copy promised us and put it through its paces.