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.
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.
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.
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.
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.