Posted by: macintoshsisters | February 14, 2008

Apple Seeks Patent For ‘Podmaps’

Apple put podcasts on the map with its iPod and iTunes combination. Now it wants to put maps in podcasts.
By Thomas Claburn – InformationWeek

Having put podcasts on the map with its iPod and iTunes combination, Apple now wants to put maps in podcasts.
An Apple patent application published on Thursday describes “podmaps,” a method for delivering maps and other media files that are associated with a podcast.

The patent application, “Creation, Management and Delivery of Map-based Media Items,” envisions a variety of scenarios, such as taking map directions and converting them from text to speech, then serving the audio file of directions with a map as a podcast.

FULL article at Information Week

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