Nokia Transit app comes to Lumia devices, we go hands-on

Nokia Transit is the third in a range of app debuts/updates from the Finnish company in the past week. We got a chance to play with it a few weeks ago at the Lumia 800 launch, but it is now available in the Windows Phone Marketplace for all users rocking a Lumia device.


The app is pretty simple, but provides some great coverage for Canadians. It is able to find your location via GPS, and you input an end goal (or another start location) and let it do its magic.

Nokia Transit has coverage for Edmonton Transit, Toronto Transit, GO Transit, York Region Transit, Hamilton Street Railway, Halifax Metro Transit and Winnipeg Transit, with more being added in the coming months. As a resident of the GTA who relies on both York Region Transit and the TTC, the app works wonders.

After inputting your start and end goals, you get a breakdown of your possible options in an attractive Metro-styled grid, on which you can scroll horizontally to find a time that works for you. Theoretically, the app allows you to pin your favourite combination on the home screen but it appears not to have been enabled yet.

The app plugs into Nokia Maps, and does a great job of highlighting in different colours the various public transit systems. You’re able to press the “Legend” button at any time to orient yourself with Nokia Maps, which works much more smoothly than Bing Maps.

If you use public transit at all, and own a Lumia 710 or 800, the Nokia Transit app is essential. Download it for free from the Windows Phone Marketplace.

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