Nokia Maps, Drive and Transport updated for Lumia
By Pino Bonetti Tue, Mar 20 2012
GLOBAL – If you are a Nokia Lumia user, some applications are exclusive to you. Among those, we’re proud to list Nokia Transport, Nokia Maps and Nokia Drive, which we recently updated with new features.
To get them, look no further than the Windows Phone Marketplace on your Nokia Lumia over the next few hours: you’ll be automatically notified when the updates are available for download.
We mentioned some of the new features included in these releases about two weeks ago but if you want to know more and discover what else is there, just keep reading.
You’re driving on an unknown road and you suddenly wonder whether you’re still respecting the speed limits. Or the road ahead is almost empty and you instinctively speed up a bit. Do any of these examples sound familiar? The new Nokia Drive can help you in those circumstances.
You can drive more safely because speed limits and relevant notifications are clearly visible in the app dashboard. Warnings are fully customizable with audio alerts and specific triggers.
Additionally, we introduced your most requested feature in this update: a complete offline experience. When you open Nokia Drive, under Settings > Manage maps you can download country maps for offline access. You can now rely on Nokia Drive in areas with poor network coverage or cut your data costs when you’re visiting foreign countries.
If you like to create a list of all the places you want to visit in a city, you’ll enjoy using the new feature of Nokia Maps that allows you to add places to favourites. And because you are most likely to share your new findings with friends, we made it easier to share place details and how to get there via SMS, email or social networks.
But this isn’t everything. On Nokia Maps you can also see the traffic situation in USA, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, South Africa, Belgium, Russia, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Finland, UK, France, Spain, Ireland, Netherlands, Sweden, India and UAE. Just use the live traffic view, which is available next to the map, satellite and public transport views.
By the way, when you plan a journey with trains and buses, you can now tap on each waypoint shown on the map to get immediately more information.
However, if you use public transport to commute or when visiting a foreign city, we suggest you to download the newest Nokia Transport app.
Available in more than 510 cities in 46 countries, Nokia Transport has received a lot of attention since we first introduced it at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
The app provides an overview of how to get, within city limits, from A to B using public transportation. Walk directions are displayed to help you get to the next stop and from the last stop to your destination. In 86 cities we also include timetable information.
You don’t need to download specific apps for each city you visit, you have everything in one place. Conveniently enough, you can also pin a favourite destination to start and always know how to get there from anywhere in the city.
Just download Nokia Transport for your Nokia Lumia from the Windows Phone Marketplace.
Note: if you participated to the beta phase of Nokia Transport we would like to thank you for your precious contribution, which is helping us shape the app for future releases. However, the app you now have on your Nokia Lumia (clearly marked as beta release) won’t get automatically updated to the version available on Marketplace. Please uninstall it before downloading Nokia Transport from Marketplace.