Meet up with friends more easily with Nokia Pulse beta
By Ian Delaney Mon, Jul 9 2012
After we introduced Nokia Pulse as beta for Windows Phone last October we have been collecting all your feedback and we are now able to offer you a revisited experience and new features.
Nearly half of all people that beta tested Nokia Pulse say they use it every day and they made us realize that Nokia Pulse is ideal to meet up with friends. So, for today’s release we have been focusing on this use-case scenario and how to simplify it even further.
We like to say that Nokia Pulse is smarter messaging. It automatically tags what you send with where you are, and even lets you suggest a place to meet, complete with ratings and reviews, map, directions, and more. You can do this all in one Nokia Pulse message, instead of sending text after text to say where you are and decide where to meet.
- Press the Search button on your Nokia Lumia and then tap Vision
- Scan the barcode
- Tap on the link when it appears on the screen
- Install the application from the Windows Phone Marketplace
How to use Nokia Pulse to meet up with friends
Nokia Pulse is as easy as text messaging, but much more powerful. If you want to suggest a place to meet, thanks to the Nokia Maps integration, you can automatically add details like ratings, reviews, the website URL and even a link to call the place directly, all from within Nokia Pulse.
When your friends receive your message, they can tap once to see the location on a map and tap again to get walking, drive or public transit directions when they’re ready to go. To follow up a conversation you can now pin it to start and receive the latest notifications in the relevant live tile.
Jenny from the Pulse team shares her experience on the latest Nokia Pulse beta.
“I had landed in Berlin for a business trip. While waiting for a taxi, I checked Nokia Pulse to see what happened in our game at home. I noticed that one of my football teammates was staying at a hotel in Berlin Mitte, close to where I was staying.”
“I immediately sent him a Nokia Pulse message asking if he was free any nights. He was available that night so I found a great new restaurant that was close to both of our hotels, and I sent him a Nokia Pulse message, which already included the reviews and ratings and directions, asking if he’d like to eat there.”
“We agreed to meet at 8 so I called the restaurant directly from Nokia Pulse and made a reservation. After I checked in to my hotel, I went back to the Nokia Pulse message and got walking directions to the restaurant. We had a great time at dinner, and since we were both there all week, we made plans to meet again on Thursday to watch the Germany/Italy football match. What a great way to spend part of my trip!”
Nokia Pulse has just got even better
During the last months we’ve been also working on additional improvements:
- You can now sign-in on Nokia Pulse with your Facebook account
- You can start a new conversation as soon as you open Nokia Pulse
- The Nokia Pulse live tile now shows more information about unread messages
- The overall performance of Nokia Pulse has been improved
- You can now consolidate multiple email addresses for a person…
- …and more easily correct a misspelled email address
- Your friend who aren’t using Nokia Pulse just yet will get a direct link to the mobile client for their specific phone for a mobile Nokia Pulse experience
If you already have Nokia Pulse on your Windows Phone, you will soon get a notification from the Windows Phone Marketplace to download the update. Alternatively, you can scan the QR code in this post from your Nokia Lumia to be taken to the download page.