A recent survey has revealed that both, Facebook and Google Maps are the topmost web applications used on smartphones. Smartphone usage is now dominating in the electronics and communications device usage. Smartphones have a lot of memory and storage capabilities and run many applications. Most of them have Wi-Fi or GPRS facilities or both and as such access the internet.
Google Maps is a geographical information system provided by Google, the internet services giant. This application gives users maps on which they can view their current location, even without GPS. This location can be shared with friends all over the world. The Buzz New service of the Google maps provided for smartphones allow users to quickly view activities in nearby areas.
Navigation is intriguing with its voice output GPS navigation, giving users a voice output at each turn they take at junctions or curves. Without entering your starting point, the My Location service gives you driving directions to where you might want to go. It only starts from your current location. Routes and schedules of travel services are delivered right to your palm.
Business needs are not left out in the provision of the geographic services. Street-level image views are provided by Google Maps. Real-time traffic information is also given to those who request to view it. Business people can also view the location of businesses to inform them about where to locate their businesses or where to find products to buy, right on their smartphones.
Facebook is a fantastic social networking service that allows users to connect with each other. People can post their photos, videos and messages and are also able to comment on other people’s photos, videos or status messages. Facebook is also a great tool for publicity, either for a business event or a social event. Users may create their own event pages and invite their friends and friends of friends to the event.
Business advertisements are also great on Facebook. Facebook users can create pages for their businesses or products. They can add photos of their products or videos of usage of the products to the page. Customer service can also be provided by the chat service on Facebook. Customers can also give feedback to businesses by wall postings or messages. They can even sell their goods and services on Facebook.
With smartphones however, Facebook is even more exciting as people can get instant notification on what is going on wherever they are located. Facebook’s friend finder allows users to reconnect with long lost friends just by searching by their names or by their e-mail addresses. All this happening in the palm of your hand is just interesting. Now with Facebook apps, users can create and use applications of their choice on Facebook.
No wonder Facebook and Google maps are the most used internet applications on smartphones. Knowing exactly where a friend is whiles speaking to him on phone, connecting with old friends or viewing the photos of the events you missed right in the palm is something that one cannot afford to miss. Facebook and Google maps deliver these.