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.
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.
Samsung to Offer Nokia's HERE Maps to Galaxy Devices
Nokia and Samsung today announced that HERE Maps will soon be available to Samsung's Galaxy smartphones for free. HERE Maps allows users to download entire countries or regions, which makes the maps available even when the device is offline.
Nokia Improves HERE Transit Maps for Android and iOS
Nokia recently announced a moderate improvement to HERE Transit Maps for Android and iOS devices. Nokia focused its efforts on adding more timetables and routes to public transportation schedules.
Google Maps Improves Local Transit Accuracy and Availability
Google today improved Google Maps by expanding the number of regions in which it offers local transit directions. Google added real-time transit info from 25 new partners across six new areas, including the U.K., Netherlands, Budapest, Chicago, San Francisco, and Seattle.
Nokia Forms Alliance to Standardize Mobile Transit Tickets
Nokia's HERE Maps division and other companies today announced the Open Mobile Ticketing Alliance, a new organization they hope will create a single, global standard for NFC-based mobile transit tickets. The goal of the OMTA is to develop a "register once, travel anywhere" system that's interoperable with payment vendors and transit operators around the world.
Just in time...
And now, it will have HERE Transit.