The software runs on multiple platforms, including Windows CE, Windows Mobile and Symbian.
The design goal of new software’s workflow is ultimate simplicity!
When the program is launched it starts with the presentation of an artistically crafted map similar to previous releases coming from Mireo. And this is where all the similarity with previous releases ends!
If you zoom in close enough over the right area of the map, you will see 3D landmarks neatly integrated and presented on the map.
For example on the above screen, depressing the green Menu button triggers expected action - the main menu is brought up:
As in previous versions, Mireo is using map as an active tablet that allows users to tap on the map, get information on the location of tap or start more complicated task such as trip planning.
Mireo has earned its reputation in the marketplace for its unique double fuzzy search technology. The company always prided on software’s ability to allow the users entry of a partial or grossly misspelled names of the cities, streets or POIs in performing Pan- European or Pan-American search.
In this release, Mireo's engineers have implemented the new feature that allows users to limit the search on the one country only, and in this way significantly reduce the number of matches in some cases. Similar technology is implemented for narrowing the search to a single state in the U.S. SKU:
As expected, the correct searched item (Goethestrasse 3, Düsseldorf) is easily found from misspelled partial entry:
Initially, Mireo opposed the idea of introducing 3D features in its software because company didn’t want to feature the software that would look “game-ish”.
Mireo’s engineers always claimed that what the users care about the most are things like finding places, calculating routes and guidance, and Mireo had done pretty good work in all of the above areas.
Furthermore, Mireo’s customers are not asked to put 128MB of DRAM to have 3D feature included. It runs on today standard 64MB DRAM devices and if you happen to have 400 MHz device you may think that someone secretly increased the processor speed to over 600 MHz.
With this technology, Mireo is catering to the users that would like to save some gas money, and carefully consider how to drive really optimal routes.
Imagine that you have to deliver mail on seven places within a certain area of a city. How would you know that you have chosen the best stops order and therefore spend the least amount of fuel for the required journey?
If you look at the trip summary after entering all required stops for this particular trip, software will give you the total length of the journey (15 km).
One of the benefits of Mireo’s technology is the fact that the code (and features) vary a little going from Windows CE to Symbian or other OS.
For users of Mireo’s technology this means almost the same look at feel. This is important for people who have PNDs in their cars and use phones for navigation when walking or using rent a car. The screen on new Nokia phone looks almost the same as the screen on any windows CE device:
Obviously the menu structure and navigation through menus is a bit different because standard phone keys are used to drive the program.
Symbian version is supports all European languages, but in addition it also supports Arabic and Hebrew. Some new features that Symbian version will offer in the nearest future are: traffic over GPRS, GeoPix and SMS integration.
Mireo has introduced its products to global market for the first time at the 2007 CEBIT show in Hannover, Germany. Since that time, the company was very successful in signing up customers and today in some markets it is the software of choice for the majority of customers. With its focus on Hebrew and Arabic localizations, company has shown its resolve to offer the same quality solution no matter where the software is sold or considered for selling.
Furthermore, software architecture has allowed Mireo turnaround of four major releases of UI and completely new workflows which allows Mireo’s customers full customization of their solutions based on Mireo’s technology and true brand positioning of the devices based on Mireo’s software.
For more information on Mireo’s products and technology please contact Dr Voyl Divljakovic, Mireo’s COO at firstname.lastname@example.org