When I began working for Yahoo! last month, I became privy to some exciting projects in the works. Unfortunately, I couldn’t tell anyone. I’d just say to my family and friends, this place has some amazing things in the works.
Well, today I can announce my favorite new Yahoo! tool. Yahoo! has taken the online maps and revolutionized them. Seriously, check out the new Yahoo! Maps beta.
The page was built around what a user needs in a map. It gives you the traffic, lets you send directions to your phone, you can email the map, get directions, find the closest taco shop or free wireless coffee shop, read reviews about the coffee shop to see if it is actually free and has good latte’s (I’ve already done this). It has a scale on it to let you know what a mile is. It’s the simple details that make this such a useful toy…I mean tool. You can even use the Yahoo! API to create your own custom maps.
I have a feeling I will be writing more of these glowing Yahoo! reviews in the near future.