Nokia Maps and Voice Guidance on iPhone OS and Android
One of the most popular services on the smartphone is available at all times of the maps to move around. The Finnish manufacturer Nokia does not want to be missing a crucial piece of the market and thus has announced the launch of Android and iPhone OS versions of its mapping service known as Nokia Maps.
The service, initially as a service based on HTML5 and accessible at m.maps.nokia.com, allows you to search using voice guidance functions. Once you link to the page of Nokia Maps, the user must give the OK to allow access to its position. To find a site navigation is simple, because you just type the destination address bar and select what you want.
So far, probably, nothing revolutionary, but from this point forward, the service proves to be innovative Nokia: After you download an audio file of around 2 MB, just wear headphones to be guided step by step voice guidance. Nokia Maps, in fact, was designed primarily for urban use, and the voice navigation works only for walking. There remain, however, some doubts on the function developed by Nokia.
First of all, because we must use it to give it access to its position (but this is a critical step for a service like this), and secondly for the 2 MB file that you should download. Not to forget the background processing that could limit the ability of multitasking smartphone.
Perhaps we are still far from the equivalent service of Google Maps for iPhone OS and Android, but Nokia Maps is still a viable alternative, even in anticipation of the attempted expansion of the Finnish company with the agreement signed with Microsoft. Maps, moreover, represent an absolute Nokia strength since the acquisition of Navteq, and today’s moves are nothing if not the consequences of the operation that ended years ago.