Yahoo just announced some UI and functionality improvements to its maps. I was somewhat surprised by this, but I’m pleased. I had thought Yahoo was on autopilot (so to speak) with its maps.
Here’s what the improved UI looks like:
Now compare that with . . .
Maquest is definitely the dog of the bunch from a UI perspective. And when one compares Bing, Yahoo and Nokia-Here, the three share a similar look and feel. However I think Yahoo, at least aesthetically, has done a nice job and distinguished itself. (To varying degrees Nokia-Here is behind both Bing and Yahoo.)
Take a look at the new UI and play around with it and let me know if you think it’s competitive. (There’s no mobile app yet.)