1. saintforlife's Avatar
    Why do they have to be 3 stand alone apps? Would be much easier if they could all be launched from within a single application like Google Maps on Android. Can some explain the thinking behind this?
    04-07-2012 06:52 AM
  2. Djole77's Avatar
    this will happen in the future just like they did it on symbian
    04-07-2012 07:57 AM
  3. palandri's Avatar
    this will happen in the future just like they did it on symbian
    I have a Nokia N8 and it works well on Symbian.
    04-07-2012 08:04 AM
  4. ryouzaki's Avatar
    this is true. maps, drive and transit were rolled out one after the other. it's only natural to assume we are soon going to get the awesome unified experience they already have on symbian.
    04-07-2012 08:37 AM
  5. jtke's Avatar
    Originally on symbian Nokia Maps had navigation integrated, but later navigation was separated into the Drive -application. The idea was to make starting navigation easier.
    04-07-2012 09:07 AM
  6. Dave Blake's Avatar
    I think what you are looking at is app limits at work. Apps must be limited in size to run on the 256 devices. That said I will never have need for the Transport app so why have it clouding my Drive experience.
    04-07-2012 09:17 AM
  7. palandri's Avatar
    Originally on symbian Nokia Maps had navigation integrated, but later navigation was separated into the Drive -application. The idea was to make starting navigation easier.
    LOL! I didn't even notice that. It shows you how often I use navigation on my N8. I've pull up maps and checked the setting and saw the drive setting, so I didn't give it a 2nd thought. I see it separated now. I am running Symbian^3 Belle.
    04-07-2012 09:28 AM
  8. kenosando#AC's Avatar
    I am hoping that it will integrate with Nokia Maps + Bing search. Right now, apparently, when you do a Bing search and get local resuls, only Nokia Maps comes up as an app to use, no Drive. When you open Maps, you see a link to get direction, but it just uses the Maps, not Drive. It seems there is no shared info between Maps and Drive like there was on Symbian. Hopefully, it's moving in that direction, because the Symbian version will do live traffic and reroute you.
    04-07-2012 09:34 AM
  9. tissotti's Avatar
    Isn't transport already integrated on a way to Nokia Maps? Just depends on your country/region if it shows up.

    Also one thing to keep in mind is that Nokia Maps costs for other Windows Phones and you can buy it from Marketplace.
    Nokia Drive is all exclusive to Nokia with free offline navigation, voice guidance. So there's one reason for it to be separated.

    Myself actually quite like that they are 2 different apps as it's easy to start and you have those big buttons right away on Nokia Drive.
    Last edited by tissotti; 04-07-2012 at 10:03 AM.
    04-07-2012 09:35 AM
  10. PG2G's Avatar
    I think if Windows Phone 8 uses app-to-app communication via charms like Windows 8 (as rumored) then it won't be too bad to have them seperate
    04-07-2012 10:00 AM
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