Finnish handset maker Nokia today launched a new app ‘City Lens Point’ which allows users to search places as well as get directions and reviews to popular restaurants and shops.
The application has been launched for its Lumia series of phones and other smartphones.
“Using the augmented reality app,when the user holds their device up,the City Lens overlays information about restaurants,shops,hotels and other popular destinations
nearby,” Nokia India Director Sales V Ramnath said.
It also allows one to make reservations or navigate to the location via turn by turn walking map,he added.
“This application from Nokia’s Location service bouquet allows users to sense the world around and discover places by simply holding up their smartphone instead of having to perform web searches. It’s simple and it’s spontaneous,” Ramnath said.
The free application is available for Lumia 800,710 and 900,while it is also available for Nokia’s other smartphones like Nokia 700,701 and N8.
Location and commerce solutions on Nokia smart devices
* Nokia Maps & Drive: Nokia Maps is a free mapping solution and service by Nokia for its mobile phones and Smartphone devices. In India,Nokia maps are available for over 4000 cities including over 7 crore points of interest across the country. Currently maps are available for 100 countries in over 50 languages,including Hindi. The maps also have a search feature covering millions points of interest globally allowing easy search for locations and the best directions to get there. The solution benefits from both 2D and 3D map views.
* Nokia City Lens: City Lens is a new way to find information and services on the go. It is a fun and easy way to discover what is around you. Simply launch the app on your phone and City Lens will display the points of interests in the camera viewfinder. It connects you to what youre looking for and more exactly when and where you want it. In India,City Lens is available for all mapped cities.
* Nokia Traffic: Nokia Traffic is a real-time traffic service on Nokia smartphones for its users in Delhi and Mumbai. Recently released in India,the application is available to any smart-phone that has Symbian and Microsofts Windows operating systems free of cost. All one needs to pay is data services charges from telecom service providers. This live service offers detailed info about traffic speeds on motorways,as well as on main and secondary roads.