Maps and location-based services company, MapmyIndia has launched realtime traffic updates on its free MapmyIndia app on Windows Phone, Windows 8 and Android platforms.
MapmyIndia claims that the service will deliver accurate, comprehensive and realtime traffic information, and allow users to look at traffic situation in real time and plan routes accordingly. The service can be accessed by updating the MapmyIndia app on respective devices.
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, the service is available only in Delhi-NCR, Mumbai and Bangalore, but MapmyIndia intends to offer realtime traffic updates in other cities in the future.
The company informs that it will aggregate this data from a vast variety of sources, including an extensive network of probe data on ground. MapmyIndia says that it has tie-ups with various Government agencies for real time events or 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."
The MapmyIndia apps on Windows Phone, Windows 8 and Android offer maps that come with house number details, landmark-based driving directions with 'search for places of interest along the route' and 'search nearby' across a hundred categories of establishments.
Realtime traffic updates are also offered by Google Maps but there are no native apps for Windows Phone or Windows. Nokia's HERE maps that are available on Windows Phone devices and are preloaded on Nokia's Lumia Windows Phone do come with the realtime traffic updates feature.