Ovi Maps is one of the most successful services that Nokia delivered for their consumers. It supports both mobile and non-mobile version, and today, they are happy to announced the latest Ovi Maps version 3.06 where upgrades and new features have been added to give the most efficient mobile use of the service.
The latest addition to Ovi Maps 3.6 is the Check in feature where you can check in on many social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter, and share your places right from your phone. It goes as a social location feature where your friends, families and you can enjoy the free service. It is also a version that optimized for Symbian^1 and Symbian^3 devices of Nokia to give efficient use.
Visually refreshed main menu and icons,
New maps with public transport lines (as a new map layer) for subways, trams and trains in 80+ cities around the world. Just click the map toolbox icon and select Transit lines,
Improved search experience – find places and addresses around you – or anywhere in the world – fast and easily. Browse places or enter a keyword in the search box. Now with suggestions and “did you mean?” functionality,
New place pages with description, reviews, pictures and places nearby. Interact with places in a whole new way – you can check in, contact, navigate, save, rate, share, report or see place on the map,
Share a place – send a place to your friends via SMS or Email. The SMS contains the address and a link to the place page with description, ratings, contact, URL and a mini map. The link opens up on the mobile browser (also on non-Nokia devices),
Check in – keep your friends up-to-date with where you are and what you’re up to. Check in to places and share it with your friends on Facebook and many more social networks. See places you’ve been to in your check in history,
New Drive assistance mode with live traffic flow – after clicking Drive, you’re instantly in drive assistance mode with live traffic flow and more. Once you start moving, get safety camera alerts and speed limit warnings,
More folder with many rich content services relevant to your location. Personalise your Ovi Maps by selecting the services you’d like to keep on your main menu for instant access.
Currently it is on Beta version and supports Symbian^1 and Symbian^3, and you can download it free from Betalabs and the final version will be out before the year’s end.
Ovi Maps v3.6 beta for Nokia N97, Nokia N97 mini, Nokia C6 here
Ovi Maps v3.6 beta for Nokia X6, Nokia 5800XM, Nokia 5235, Nokia 5230 & Nokia 5230 Nuron