Nokia Ports HERE Transit to Its Asha Platform
Nokia today announced the availability of HERE Transit for select Asha devices. HERE Transit is the public transportation leg of its HERE mapping and routing suite of apps. HERE Transit will allow Asha device owners to plot trips via public transportation, including buses, subways, and trains. The app provides timetables, ETAs, and walking routes from transportation stations to the journey's actual end point. HERE Transit is available to the Asha 500, 501, 502, and 503. It can be downloaded from the Nokia Store for free.
Google Maps Will Now Tell You When to Get Off Your Bus or Train
Google has updated Maps for Android with a new feature meant to ensure people don't miss their stop when using public transportation, such as buses or trains. Google says the new tool supplies not only departure times and ETAs, but it can also alert people when it is time to get off a bus or train in order to make a transfer or arrive at their destination.
Google Maps Transit Navigation Adds Wheelchair-Compatible Routes
Google today updated Google Maps public transit navigation with support for wheelchairs. The company asked its Local Guides to begin adding wheelchair/accessibility data to Maps last fall.
Apple Maps Gains Transit Directions
Apple today announced that Apple Maps in iOS 9 will support transit information and directions. The update supports multi-modal trips, including walking, subway, and ferry segments.
HERE Maps Updated for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone
Nokia today updated its HERE Maps products for the Android, iOS, and Windows Phone platforms simultaneously. Nokia says there are "millions of changes" to the maps, but calls out a few specifics.
New Yorkers Can Now Buy Train Tickets From Smartphones
Commuters who ride select Long Island Railroad or Metro-North routes can use the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's new eTix app to purchase, activate, and use train tickets. The MTA says mobile ticketing is available to those who ride LIRR's Port Washington branch or Metro-North's Hudson Line, with support for all branches/lines due by the end of August.
Just in time...
And now, it will have HERE Transit.