Nokia today through its conversation blog announced that its location-based service, Nokia Drive now available to all Windows Phone 8 partners. Nokia Drive is one of the key experiences on company’s Lumia smartphones offering a turn-by-turn navigation for people in over 110 countries. This means that from now on Windows Phone 8 partners and developers can use Drive to build location-based apps. Some statistics from Nokia regarding their location platform include:
- Maps Data available in over 190 countries in more than 50 languages and navigation in more than 110 countries.
- Nokia collects information from Nokia Drive users and local authorities to provide traffic alerts in 26 countries, and also allow dynamic rerouting.
- Nokia has venue maps in over 4,600 shopping malls, train stations, airport, sports venues, etc. in 35 countries.
- Nokia supports multi-modal routing: by car, on foot (including footpaths, shortcuts, etc. in over 400 cities) and by public transportation (over 100 cities).
(Image Source: Nokia Conversation Blog)