Here’s a video showing “A day in London with Nokia’s location based apps”. Pinning locations to homescreen is really useful for me. Saves having to open up the app and search.
You know what, it’s great to go around London on foot, travelling the underground to zip from one exciting place to another. Nokia Transport for the underground is pretty neat. Im not sure how well that works as the tube can be confusing.
When you are walking around, what else is a nice thing to have? Turn by turn, walk navigation with voice. Where is that, oh Nokia Location based apps? Have a guess what amazing everyday phone can’t do that and what oldie could.
What I don’d like is how we had to keep opening app after app after app to get the aim of the video done. I sometimes dislike having to open Nokia maps in order to do something Nokia Drive can’t.
Separating one major app into many can make it easier for users to get what they need to do but it could also add another layer of complexity.
What essentially are people trying to do? Get from A to B. They may need to get there through various routes that would require features from old Nokia maps (walk nav), Nokia transport for public transportation, city lens for some cool augmented reality thing. Where is the integration of that experience. This video feels disjointed, it feels unnecessarily complicated. As much as they hate the idea of having one main super location app, I think most people who want to find out where they need to go and how to get there would rather not be an app alchemist.