Like many of the readers here, I’m into maps, mapping technology and anything location-aware it seems. A recent visit to the California HQ of HERE (think Nokia maps) provided me with a glimpse inside the company and an up close look at the technology they use to create and deliver such an awesome in-vehicle mapping experience.
What can you accomplish with the pretty incredible camera packed inside the Nokia Lumia 1020? Check this out… Paul Trillo and his awesome team are back again! This time they are armed with 50 connected Lumia 1020’s, a Microsoft Surface tablet and a custom app to create ‘Living moments’ to stunning effect!The ‘bullet’ effect is a technical first; offering 100% mobility through the streets of New York, capturing the essence of the city and its ‘living moments’
A new, mobile, in-car experience comes via Nokia and Alpine to deliver hands-free mobile services (music, web, navigation) to the driver, enter Nokia Car Mode. Nokia Car Mode features an optimized user interface simplifying the access and use of Nokia Drive (voice-guided car navigation with Nokia Maps), traffic updates, music and voice calls while driving. Nokia Car Mode, built with Qt, will be available for download from Nokia’s Ovi Store in Q4 2011 for Nokia smartphones based on Symbian Belle – such as the recently launched Nokia 600, Nokia 700 and Nokia 701 – as well as the Nokia N9.
Nokia Car Mode is the first commercially available solution supporting MirrorLink, formerly known as Terminal Mode. MirrorLink is a standard smartphone-to-car connectivity platform driven by over 20 major global brands from across different industries within the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC). With MirrorLink, smartphones can be connected to in-car displays, car controls systems, and car audio systems. Thus consumers can control their smartphones via the car dashboard, as if the device and its apps were integrated into the car itself – See more details HERE.
A note from Nokia reps this week informs me that the Nokia viNe application will be rolled out to Joe public very soon… possibly even this week. viNe is a web service that enables users of the application to share their journeys, along with media collected along the way, with others. As a long-time Sports Tracker user, N95 enthusiasts, and evangelist of all things mobile and geospatial, I was provided with a pre-release version of viNe – details and a complete “How To” install and use the application are provided in this article … enjoy! Enter Nokia viNe 101 – Please note, for the purpose of testing I was running Nokia viNe which came pre-installed on a Nokia N82 supplied by Nokia. As of today I am now running viNe on a Nokia N95 8GB without any issues or problems. For the full article and complete viNe “How to” see:
Nokia has rolled out a new Beta mobile email service, enabling users to quickly and easily setup mobile email (a free service) on your mobile. Available for most E series devices and high-end N series units (like the N95, N82 etc…) Simply run through the email setup screens, enter your email account parameters (mail server, port, username etc…) you may need help from your ISP to get this if you aren’t familiar with how to do this, then voilla… you’re ready to receive your email while on the road… best of all it works and its free! I ran this service on the Nokia E71 while on a recent trip to Finland and it was a breeze and enabled me to easily stay in the know about what was happening at the office while I was away… see http://email.nokia.com
Note: as always, be aware of data charges if you are roaming or don’t have all u can eat data plan! The “free” part of the service will end when the app comes out of Beta.
Once the SMS comes through you are ready to download, install, then setup…
Once downloaded the installation is fast and painless. The check your application folder, enter your password in the setup module then check your email!