Hi. My name is Al Kallel, product marketing lead for Public Transport at Nokia. My job requires quite a bit of travelling.As a result, I often find myself in cities around the world that I’ve never visited before. So I know firsthand the challenges of finding my way in a new place, especially when it comes to getting around on public transport. Making sense of local maps, transport systems, holidays, and more is a real challenge abroad, especially with a language barrier. With information in bits and pieces, it’s a trick simply finding the nearest bus stop, let alone figuring out if I have time for coffee on the way.
This is how Public Transport app has become my lifesaver and handy tour guide wherever I go. I can simply type in where I’m going and instantly see all the ways to get there and when I need to leave. If I have gone that route before, it is just a tap away – no need even to type! I can even get walking directions to the nearest stop—especially handy for when I’m in an unfamiliar neighborhood. What’s more, I can save my favorite destinations right on my application home screen—such as from the hotel to the office—where a single tap shows me how much time I have until the next bus or train.
And if I decide I have time for that coffee, it helps me find that too.
No more wondering where the nearest stop is. No more running to the bus stop. No more waiting around. Nokia Public Transport gives me the information I need to make the most of my time.
Try it now on your Symbian phone by downloading the Nokia Maps Suite from Nokia Beta Labs or at maps.nokia.com. And let us know what you think. The current version maps has public transport routes in over 460 cities in 46 countries, and up-to-date time-table information for 71 cities. So even visiting someplace new, you can feel like a local.