Nokia Navigation Concept - Drive, Maps, Transit and City lens in one place
When it comes to mobile mapping services, Nokia is the king. Nokia Maps has been Nokia’s killer location based service for years and now and together with Nokia Drive is offering free navigation for everyone. With the new Windows Phone 8 update Nokia Drive will become in every Windows Phone device. The new Windows Phone 8 will support offline maps, turn by turn directions, and will give developers access to map control and use the high quality global NAVTEQ mapping data. The basic idea in my concept is the availability Nokia Maps, Drive, Transport and City Lens to work together as one application. I named this app – Nokia Navi. Enables rich, customizable location-based navigation system with complete functionality for Maps, Positioning, Places, Directions, Traffic and more.
Currently there a lot of expensive navigation applications with bad and confusion interface and overloaded menus. Although I’m addicted, I think that Nokia Drive is the best navigation app in the market. It is quick, simple and does what it was designed. Nevertheless, I have some ideas that make it even better and I’ll show them in this concept.
Windows Phone needs a professional ideas and professional concepts for applications to increase the target potential users of OS’s. This is the second PRO concept, so it’s take me more time to complete and finish the whole idea. Nokia Navi is the ultimate navigation system concept for regular and professional users. There will be two major work modes – Basic for regular user and Advanced for special vehicles and route types.
One of the new features is the navigation through the lockscreen. This is useful as a multitask mode – lockscreen with combination of Music, Weather, Notifications and even answering a call without leaving the navigation. You can choose what to see – bigger Map, or bigger Music with swiping between panels at the lockscreen. The lockscren can be turn always on, or can be activating with voice.
Here is Home screen of the app – this is the simple mode with combination of Calendar’s schedule – you can see the next meeting, and the fastest/shortest way. Also there is a button for quick mode change, voice and text search, etc. Also Nokia Navi become smarter – you can applying rules on your phone. A rule is composed of a trigger and an action – for example “When I’m close to Miller St Bookstore, remind me to buy the Steven King’s new novel.” This will beat everything.
The Nokia’s Navi world is not flat, it’s 3D – a unique mapping-experience for your Windows Phone. A feature you all were asking for was the possibility to search for local attractions, restaurants, and shops, and get directions in the world’s most famous cities in photorealistic 3D views. When you find the place you are looking for, you can obviously plan a route there with walk or drive directions. Everything in 3D. For more flexibility, you can switch anytime between 3D and 2D views.
In the visual experiences Windows Phone is the king. A huge base of POIs with rich contacts information, photos, work time, prices, reviews and more. Just type on a restaurant for example, and will have a quick access to the main info, phone, web and more:
And here is the routing and the Navigation itself:
I’m really hope so to enjoy this concept and the ideas for better navigation, and will be great if Nokia take some of them.
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