MapmyIndia, which provides mapping solution and is based in India, today announced the launch of its real time traffic services on the free MapmyIndia App on Windows Phone, Windows 8 for tablets / PCs and Android platforms. Users can activate the service by updating the map application on their respective phones. Available to users across the country, the service claims to deliver accurate, comprehensive and real-time traffic information. The updated app will allow users to look at traffic situation in real time and plan routes accordingly.
MapmyIndia will aggregate this data from a vast variety of sources, including an extensive network of probe data on ground. It also has tie-ups with various government agencies for real time events/incidents based data.
Rakesh Verma, managing director, MapmyIndia said, “Location is at the heart of everything we aim to do in MapmyIndia. Through the use of location-based technologies, MapmyIndia has been empowering consumers, enterprises and Governments in India, increasing productivity in the process. It’s our constant endeavor to introduce new features such as live traffic updates on your phones, which will benefit Indian consumers tremendously as it has done for consumers in rest of the world.”
Joseph Landes, general manager- developer and platform evangelism, Microsoft Corporation (India), said, “There is tremendous usability for intelligent apps that leverage location based services. We are excited to add real time traffic update capability to the MapmyIndia app for Windows 8 and Windows Phone devices.”