Sat nav for pedestrians

Mobile phones

Once, if you got lost, you’d ask a policeman. These days, you would probably need a map to find one. Which is probably why m-spatial has thought it a good idea to add its MapWay Local Search to O2’s i-mode service.

Optimised for mobiles, the MapWay service is rather like sat nav for pedestrians. It features ‘made for mobile’ maps and directions showing the location of any address in the UK, plus a ‘What’s Nearby’ function for local places of interest. m-spatial claims it offers information about 2.2 million businesses and amenities in the UK.

Downside? Well the big one is a £1.99 per month subscription charge. Might not sound much, but aren’t you already paying for the i-mode service?

Find out more

More i-mode:
Find out about O2’s i-mode service
eBay launches on i-mode

Dave Walker
For latest tech stories go to