Nokia's mass transit and walking navigation arrives to iOS and Android, priced $3.99 by Garmin

Nokia's mass transit and walking navigation arrives to iOS and Android, priced $3.99 by Garmin
Garmin will offer public transport and walking directions supplied by Nokia as an in-app purchase in its iOS and Android applications. The service costs $3.99 ($2.99 for a limited time) and is branded as Urban Guidance.

Nokia has been mapping the world's largest cities public transport networks to provide timetables and route information for metro, buses, trams and so on for a while now, and finally this unique service is arriving to iOS and Android from Symbian and Windows Phone

The package also includes pedestrian navigation, which takes into account the lesser speed, and shows bridges, stairs and walkways, as well as offers shortcuts across the park, for example.

Garmin's new Urban Guidance add-on can be added to its StreetPilot Onboard and Navigon apps for iOS, and to Navigon for Android, offering specific POIs that can be enjoyed better by the walking types. How much is Garmin paying Nokia for its Transit and Pedestrian Content (TaP) access wasn't disclosed.

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13 Comments

1. MeoCao unregistered

Why Android needs this paid app? We have free Google maps.

2. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

Of course, because it has at least something more to offer.

4. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

I wont be paying for something that probably offers less. I support google

13. Alistaire

Posts: 132; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

cos in google maps, there are always hidden walkway and stairs/bridges ...etc... and Nokia Maps has them. I'm using both, but now pretty much rely on Nokia Maps and Nokia Drive. Been using it in NYC, London, Paris, Singapore, Milan and Frankfurt. So far, very accurate.

6. StephenElop

Posts: 14; Member since: Sep 27, 2012

Like all Android fans, they are all cheap ass that can't affort even a dollar for apps.

7. asingha94

Posts: 295; Member since: Apr 08, 2012

so ryt!!!lol!!but true!!!

3. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

hey diversity is good and nokia's mapping features are second to none. But they should bring it down to $0.99 as my friend above quotes we have Google Maps and its pretty damn good!

5. AliNSiddiqui

Posts: 382; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

I don't get it.. Is this free Nokia Maps or what?

8. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

No one is forcing no one to buy the app... If an Android or iOS user wants to buy it, it's his/her choice. I'm sure it's not $3.99 for nothing. I agree Google maps is cool, but Nokia maps is not bad either...and i'm sure the price will fall.

9. muhsen

Posts: 281; Member since: Jun 07, 2012

not bad???! nokia maps is the best, there's not a single blog or reviewer who found otherwise!!

10. danny_a2005

Posts: 358; Member since: Oct 06, 2011

do they work in latinamerica?? cause google maps does..

11. iguano

Posts: 101; Member since: May 10, 2012

i live in venezuela... google maps dont work here, neither in costa rica, where a friend live... and yes... nokia maps work here in south america and centroamerica and africa too ;)

12. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

nokia maps is better just accept it! and nokia maps is available to more than google's maps! nokia should make aq big loads of money out of this!!!

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