Google adds NYC mass transit to Maps for mobile

Google adds NYC mass transit to Maps for mobile
For those that live in the New York City area and find it challenging to navigate through the maze of transit stops, Google Maps for mobile is a necessary tool. Yesterday, the company announced Google Maps for mobile with public transit directions. The application is available for download at http://m.google.com/nyc, and is compatible with Blackberry, Windows Mobile, Symbian Series 60, and many Java-based phones. Check out the press release below:

Now that Google Maps can give you subway, train, bus, and ferry directions in New York City, it's a handy tool for planning a night on the town. But what if your plans change while you're at dinner?

Luckily, Google Maps for mobile can give you the same public transit directions right on your cell phone! You can plan trips throughout the New York metro area, including turn-by-turn walking directions. With the My Location feature, most cell phones can automatically set the starting point for your trip, even without GPS. And satellite view and Street View (on selected devices) can show you a preview of where you're going.

With Google Maps for mobile in your pocket, you can go wherever the evening takes you, secure in the knowledge that it'll be easy to figure out how to get there. Google Maps for mobile with public transit directions is available for Blackberry, Windows Mobile, Symbian Series 60, and many Java-based phones. Download it by visiting http://m.google.com/nyc in your mobile phone's browser.

Source: Google Mobile Blog via SlashPhone

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4 Comments

1. unregistered

What about Philly?

2. unregistered

isn't philly a suburb of new york?

3. unregistered

FAR FROM A SUBURB HUN!!

4. allboutvzw

Posts: 10; Member since: Apr 10, 2008

Um NO, Philly is in Pennsylvania. It's about 2 hours from the city of New York but it's not a suburb, it's in another state

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