Nokia Maps is Released for Android and iOS
Nokia Maps and its turn-by-turn navigation, voice-guided service is now released for Android and iOS. The service employs HTML5 Web technology, instead of the usual application formats. Device running Android 2.3 and above as well as later iOS versions can access the service on m.maps.nokia.com. Before using the service, the company will ask for permission whether it can access your location and this will be repeated each time the website is accessed.
If it’s routing and precise mapping you’re after, then you should use the service. When accessed on an iOS device, Nokia Maps looks roughly similar to the pre-installed Google Maps, but with additional features, such as voice guide. Users only need to download a 1.9Mb audio file to enable the voice-guide service. At this point, users can only employ it for walking directions since it was originally designed for urban uses. Users can use different view modes, such as Live Traffic view, Public Transport View, Satellite View, and the default Map View. Finding your current location is easy, you only need to tap the green button located at the bottom left of the app, while the Search bar is located at the top. You can search for specific businesses, get routes from your current location, share on social networks and add favorites. Nokia Maps has a useful feature called “Nearby places”, which allows you to find public transportation, sights, shopping centers and restaurants within walking distances.