The launch of iPhone 5 & iOS 6 has attracted a lot of negative publicity to the much used maps utility. Many felt Apple tried to fix something that was not broken. Google Maps can be installed on iOS6 but it doesn’t get shipped by default as before. Google is working on a iOS 6 maps app. Alternate maps app for iOS6 are Waze and Scout.
Oneindia.in released its mobile apps for Samsung Bada & iPhone handsets. While Samsung Bada (Wave series of handsets) don’t support Indian languages (yet), our iPhone app supports the 5 Indian languages Oneindia.com covers (Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu).
Apple released a new version of their OS for iPads, iOS 4.2.1, on November 22, 2010. I had heard from others iOS 4.2.1 was going to support few Indian languages.
We do see a reasonable amount of traffic coming from Apple devices (iPad, iPhone) to Oneindia. Many of our users were unhappy about not being able to read any of our Indian language sites on their Apple toys. We too were unhappy. Read more on Finally an Apple with Indian flavors, yummy!…
My tenth column in “Vijaya Next” (Kannada) was about maintaining the new mobile handsets that are getting popular – iPhone and Android-based phones. Main points were,
We take a lot of interest in naming our children – we buy all sorts of books, browse baby name sites, ask a zillion people for suggestions and last but not the least numerologists are taking over the baby naming job.