to: stowe boyd email
date: may 4 2012
subject: News From Plazes
Thanks for being part of Plazes. We hope you enjoyed the journey, past or present.
The time has come to say farewell, and next week, Plazes will go out of service.
From next week, you can go to Plazes.com and move your history to Nokia Maps. Your plazes will become favourites on Nokia Maps for your PC or Mac. Shortly after next week, you’ll also be able to sync your favourites with Nokia Maps on your phone.
If you like, you’ll also be able to download and save a history file containing all your activities and plazes.
With Nokia Maps, you can search for interesting places and find your way there with walking, driving and public transport directions. And if you find somewhere new on your travels, you can add it to the map, write reviews, post a rating and add photos.
If you have any questions, please contact Nokia Support.
Your Plazes Team
Email yesterday from Plazes (Nokia, now), announcing they’re shutting down the service, one of the pioneers in the geomobile check-in arena. Just another example of a big company trying to buy into a new market, and screwing it up. Of course, the Plazes guys really stalled the company’s trajectory in 2007 with a terrible redesign, but — like Dopplr — a bunch of interesting ideas and smart designers were scooped up by Nokia, who failed to do anything with them at all.
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