Nokia closes FriendView

Just got an email from Nokia Beta Labs stating that FriendView is closing. No word on whether we’ll see this continue at some near future point integrated into maps or whether it’s just dead.

Frendview was an interesting service and for a brief time overlapped with my friends from Jaiku. Of course those friends were also Nokia users which was a hinderance towards Friendview’s broad acceptance compared to Google Latitude.

Google’s considerably more open approach integrated Latitude in Google Maps for Mobile and has made it the default mobile social location service. We’ll see if the Nokia perspective evolves though it seems like the house is still getting putting in order.

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