Get Groupon Now! deals with Nokia Maps
By Pino Bonetti, Aug 1, 2012
If you were thinking that after a new beta of Nokia Pulse, a new version of Nokia Transport and an update to Nokia Drive, that the summer of updates to location-based apps for Nokia Lumia was over, think again.
Today we’re releasing a new update to Nokia Maps, with Groupon Now! deals and the highly requested journey planner.
Discover more and save more with daily Groupon Now! deals
- 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
Nokia Maps’ mission has always been to make you feel like a local anywhere, every day. True to this motto, and after working for the past few months with Groupon, Nokia Maps now shows offers you can enjoy here and now.
Groupon Now! on Nokia Maps is a great way to get nearby deals on demand that you can buy and use the same day. You can buy them and use them right away for instant gratification. We think that this is a perfect way to try new places or find great offers around you, in your home city or when traveling.
Finding, buying and redeeming Groupon Now! deals is easy. When looking for something on Nokia Maps, you will be shown relevant deals among the usual search results clearly marked with the green G of Groupon. All deals on Nokia Maps come with an exhaustive description and when you have selected one, you will be redirected to the Groupon mobile site.
Because Groupon Now! deals are geographically limited, this feature is currently available only in the US.
Travel smarter with advance route planning
The ability to easily create a route between any two points has been one of your most requested features since we introduced Nokia Maps for Nokia Lumia. With this new version, you can plan your trips in advance, directly on your smartphone.
After you have set the starting point and destination, you can select your favourite way to connect the dots: on foot, by car or by public transportation (where available). The best thing is that you can also share it with friends.
Nokia Maps runs on the Nokia Lumia 610, Nokia Lumia 710, Nokia Lumia 800 and the Nokia Lumia 900. The Windows Phone Marketplace will notify you of the available update or download it today, for free, from the Nokia Collection on your phone.
Important notice: there might be a publishing delay (1-2 days) on Windows Phone Marketplace in your country or region. The new version of Nokia Maps is labelled as 126.96.36.199, so check for that version when you launch Windows Phone Marketplace. If you see 188.8.131.52, then it’s the old version of Nokia Maps. Just wait a bit until the Windows Phone Marketplace page updates. Thanks for your patience.