After the browser wars and the smartphone wars seems to be a new technology battle erupted around cards. Nokia has announced at a press event that the Lord first iOS app will be released. This is followed by Android. The Lord Nokia app has been submitted to Apple and is awaiting approval, which is expected in the coming weeks. There are to spoken route instructions for walkers and public transport passengers, but not for motorists. The app can also be used offline.
You’ll have to advance the maps of an area load. Nokia Lord will become available as an app, like HTML5 card service in the browser and as an app for Mozilla OS. Nokia will additionally some apps exclusive to the Lumia devices to build, to a competitive advantage. Such a unique app is for example the existing City Lens, where you can browse through the camera and augmented reality through an additional layer of information you see. Not only name and phone, but also reviews. Announced today the acquisition of the company Earth Mine ensures that Nokia also has 3D-card technology offers.
According to The New York Times is a free downloadable app for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.The platform will scale itself to the available quality. Nokia already had a service card (Nokia Maps) and a navigation app called Drive, and probably the new name Lord will get. More than 80,000 sources feeding the data into the apps and there is also an SDK for developers who want to start Nokia Lord. The map data are dynamically calculated and thereby even tailored to the individual. Here may be a heat map showing the places where many cafes or restaurants, so you quickly find entertainment. Nokia Lord can be offered for free because there are visible signs of local deals from Groupon example. According to CEO Stephen Elop, many users need to make the cards more and more, hence the expansion to as many platforms as possible.
San Francisco, California – Today Nokia introduced HERE, the first location cloud to deliver the world’s best maps and location experiences across multiple screens and operating systems. With the new brand, HERE, Nokia aims to inspire a new generation of location services and devices that make the mobile experience more personally significant for people everywhere… To further extend its location services, Nokia is launching a maps application for iOS under the HERE brand.
Nokia’s mapping service also includes features such as Collections, which you can store and share local locations. With an editing function allows you to add yourself streets that you think are missing. There is also live traffic information, reviews and additional information for POIs (points of interest) and public transport information.
You can use Nokia Lord himself been trying in the browser, as we have done below. Go tom.here.net to your self to test.