For iOS and Android owners who use the Nokia Maps mobile website on their handsets, the company has a new walk navigation feature in store. Obviously, the service will also be extended to individuals who utilize it on smartphones being offered by the Finnish manufacturer.
The walk navigation attribute has been introduced so that the facility can guide travelers to their destination by means of turn-by-turn directions. Apart from the voice guidance-based directions service, the system offers access to a Places directory and general map reading as well.
“To help you share the places and routes you have found with Nokia Maps, we have introduced m.maps.nokia.com for your friends with an iPhone, iPad or Android (2.3) device. There’s no need to be stuck with other mapping services anymore. You can also access Nokia Maps’ extensive Places directory and high quality directions on m.maps.nokia.com and, from today, you’ll get voice-guided walk navigation too,” announces the company through a post on its official Nokia Conversations blog.
To bring Nokia’s virtual maps into action, the website will ask users for permission to trace their current location and utilize details about it. After that, the desired destination can be typed in the address bar. Although designed to serve appropriately for journeys on foot, walk navigation also functions for driving routes and public transport. Map view options like the default one, Satellite view, Public transport view, and Live traffic are also provided.
The Nokia Maps walk navigation facility for iOS and Android can be directly accessed through the dedicated mobile website.