M8 is a pretty useful alternative to the whole Google Maps set of apps. It offers mapping software, Sat Nav and info about nearby points of interest.
MWC is coming soon and having an app to help you find your way around is going to be useful.
Telmap have released a MWC specific edition of M8. Which offers detailed information about the area in Barcelona. It is available for Android, iOS and BlackBerry (not BB10 though).
LONDON, 18 February, 2013 – Telmap, pioneers in mobile location-based services, released today a special edition of its direct-to-consumer app M8, your local mate tailored specifically for participants of Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. M8 for MWC is offered in both English and Spanish and is specifically designed to allow people attending the show from around the world to feel like locals while in Barcelona this year. Offering a wide array of practical features, M8 for MWC allows users to explore Mobile World Congress, find local restaurants with reviews and table booking, find hotels and make reservations, find special offers nearby, check-in via Facebook, discover the city of Barcelona through the integration of leading travel guides and navigate by car or on foot.
To assist in getting around Mobile World Congress, a dedicated “MWC” widget has been added to the home screen of M8 for MWC. From this widget, attendees have access to valuable information such as an indoor map of the exhibition, a complete directory of all exhibitors, taxi, metro station and ATM finder. What’s more, users will be prompted to download their respective country’s M8 once they leave Barcelona (where applicable).
Staying true to Telmap’s commitment of offering local market content, M8 for MWC is loaded with some of the most recognized and reliable content providers in Spain:
• Paginas Amarillas | A comprehensive business directory for local search around
• El Tenendor | A premiere restaurant guide with reviews/ratings & table booking
• HRS | Hotel Reservation Services where users can find, learn about and book hotels
• Coupies |Local deals & coupons nearby as well as the ability to redeem them from
• TripAdvisor and Lonely Planet | Travel guides packed with Barcelona information,
points of interest and even nightlife
So if you’re going to MWC and you’ve got yourself a decent data roaming deal then this might be the app for you.
Play Store Link – M8
Apple App Store Link – M8
BlackBerry World Link – M8