The mapping division of Nokia has been on a roll these past few months continuously working on making the whole experience much better on Nokia devices. But that hasn’t stopped them from further improving on the HTML5 version of Nokia Maps that was launched for iOS and Android.
Infact, its progressed by leaps and bounds, a far cry from the somewhat limited experience it offered a few months ago. The new version of Nokia Maps mobile accesible at m.maps.nokia.com brings offline mapping to your navigation experience, and lets you download maps of your local area over WIFI before heading out to save on data costs.
Next, in addition to walking and driving directions, it now also offers public transport directions as well. A very welcome functionality indeed.
That’s not all, now it also offers guides and information about your location, along with a points of interest (POI) database that shows nearby venues for shopping, entertainment, food and so on, bringing the Nokia Maps experience on Android and iOS fairly close to the standalone version available on Symbian and the MeeGo Harmattan powered Nokia N9.
The Nokia Maps mobile experience on the iPad is very good because of the better HTML5 support, the larger screen and it to my mind it can give the inbuilt Google Maps app a real run for its money. Maps is one of Nokia’s core strengths and its been improving all the time, if you want evidence, I recommend you check out the HTML5 version of Nokia Maps on m.maps.nokia.com from your iOS or Android devices.