GLOBAL – Want to know an easier and faster way to search for places on Nokia Maps? We now have an Open Search plugin for our maps, allowing you to search for places directly from your browser’s open search field without having to go on maps.nokia.com first.
Open Search is a technology that allows websites and search engines to show search results in an aggregated and easily accessible format. Directly on one’s browser, you can choose and add a number of different search engines to use, making the ability to find the right information within the right websites a lot quicker.
With Nokia Map’s Open Search plugin, you will have to go to maps.nokia.com for the first time.
With FF and IE browsers, the search field recognizes that you’re on maps.nokia.com, thus when you click on the drop down arrow on the search bar that that lists all the different search engines, you will see an “Add Nokia Maps” link.
Click on that for a one time installation and in the future, you have the possibility to search directly from your browser’s search bar for places within Nokia Maps without having to go on the maps website first. For Chrome users; however, since there is no search bar, you will have to start typing maps.nokia.com in the URL bar, and like other Open Search sites, press “Tab” in order to search within Nokia Maps.
Our Nokia Maps Open Search plugin is available for the latest version of FF, Chrome, IE 7 and 8.
I already have this installed in my browser and it saves me an extra step everytime I search in Nokia Maps. Why don’t you install it in yours and try it out? Let us know what you think of it.