Updated Nokia Maps gets more personal
By Pino Bonetti Tue, Jun 5 2012
- 190+ countries
- Satellite, public transport and traffic views
- Photos and reviews from users and guides
- Pin destinations, places and categories to start
- Save and synchronise favourites
- Walk, drive and public transport directions
- Share places and routes with friends
Mapping apps are so popular that they may be considered as essential to a smartphone as telephony itself. But because they are taken for granted we often forget about the different options we can choose from. On Nokia Lumia, we believe for instance that Nokia Maps provides the best mapping experience. It’s available for download for free from the Nokia collection on the Windows Phone Marketplace exclusively for Nokia Lumia.
Nokia Maps is also constantly updated with regular releases that introduce new features and improvements. Today we are in fact making your mapping experience more personal with your photos, places reviews and favourite synchronisation.
Trade your experiences
One of the best ways to make a difference in location-based services is posting photos and reviews: that’s how you remember your visit to a place and how you contribute to its story. With Nokia Maps you can now add a photo to a place description and leave a relevant review directly from your Nokia Lumia. Your contributions will be then available to you and everyone else on Nokia Maps and on maps.nokia.com.
Keep your favourites with you
We know that Nokia Maps feels truly yours if you can save your favourite places and immediately see them on the map. To improve this experience, Nokia Maps can now automatically sync your favourites with maps.nokia.com, across platforms (Nokia Lumia, Nokia Belle, Nokia N9) and with the mobile web version m.maps.nokia.com for iOS and Android. Just connect Nokia Maps with your Nokia account and you’re good to go.
The route home is just a tap away
Windows Phone offers a great way to personalize your smartphone: on your Nokia Lumia, you can pin applications, features, functions and individual items to the start screen. With Nokia Maps you can already pin individual places or places categories, but with this new version you can also pin to start the directions to get to a place on foot, by car or by public transport. You’ll have instant access to the best route there, wherever you happen to be.
Nokia Maps is one of the exclusive apps for Nokia Lumia. As usual, you can find it in the Nokia collection section of the Windows Phone Marketplace and if you have already installed a previous version you will be soon notified about the available update.