WoNoBo.com, an internet service developed by Genesys International Corporation has declared a street fight with Google. The Mumbai based mapping firm has made an attempt to replicate the famous service from the Internet search giant. With the WoNoBo street view service, users can view 360 degree walkthroughs using their Android smartphone.
Well, the firm has launched the free WoNoBo mobile app that is available for download from the Google Play Store. The users can download this app to explore their areas of interest such as top cities, monuments, landmarks and interiors across the country in panoramic view. Soon this WoNoBo application will be made available for iOS and BlackBerry platforms as well.
Currently, the app covers 14 major cities in India and it will be expanded to over 54 cities covering around 70 percent of the urban economy of the country soon. Also, this app works on the same principle as Google Street View. The app provides 3D view of the cities with placeholders to point businesses, stories, city guides and walking tours.
While Google is still finding it tough to acquire the necessary permissions from the authorities to capture pictures of the Indian streets, Genesys is said to work closely with the government officials to abide by the regulations.
WoNoBo can become a successor in India as the country is booming as the second largest mobile market with smartphone users increasing consistently. Also, users are accessing information such as high resolution content such as images and videos and location based services using their phones.
During the launch, Sajid Malik, CMD, Genesys International was quoted stating, “We are India’s first and only 360 degree view service on the mobile platform. Users can share their schools, colleges, offices, favorite restaurants and just about anything else they love about India’s cities.”
Also, Amit Mehta, Head of Products and Marketing, WoNoBo.com said, “There are a number of potential use cases for the WoNoBo App that we hope businesses and individuals will exploit to the fullest extent. We hope something as mundane as sending someone directions, for example, will be a whole lot easier from now on.”