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Appello builds Maps for Sailfish OS
Appello, a leading navigation and LBS provider, will provide mapping for the handset vendor Jolla.
Appello has been selected to supply the native mapping experience to Sailfish OS for Finnish mobile phone manufacturer and designer Jolla. Appello was tasked with creating a mobile mapping experience unlike the standard offerings available in the market today and focusing on intuitive, gesture based user interaction. The Maps solution will offer a premium mapping, routing and local search experience leveraging many of the unique design features of the Sailfish OS on which the Jolla phone is based. Appello’s innovative approach and mapping know-how combines well with Jolla’s creativity delivering a solution in keeping with the philosophy of DIT, doing it together. The Maps solution, which leverages the Nokia HERE Platform, Map and Content, will be supported in 196 countries and offers access to millions of POIs, ensuring that Jolla’s users will always be able to find what they are looking for.

“We are very pleased to announce our new partnership with Jolla. Jolla shares Appello’s passion and enthusiasm for bringing innovation into our respective areas of expertise and I am truly excited to see our Maps solution as one of the core features of Jolla’s new device.” said Mats Winkler, CEO at Appello.

“We at Jolla have challenged the guys at Appello to rethink the possibilities of the mapping application within the canvas of our innovative user experience. And they have responded in a fantastic way. The result is Maps, an app that is beautiful to watch and easy and powerful to use. We enjoy working with them every day and I am sure the app shows that in every corner.” said Stefano Mosconi, CTO at Jolla.
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