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Maps API support for Nokia devices

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Created: symbianyucca (01 Feb 2012)
Last edited: hamishwillee (31 Jul 2012)

Nokia has devices with multiple different Operating systems, and some of the OS’s are having multiple different platform versions, this article is summarizing the Maps API support for different Operating systems and platform versions we have.

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Meego

There is only one Nokia Meego device, and as stated in Develop for the Nokia N9 it supports Qt 4.7.4 and Qt Mobility 1.2, which means that it does have full Qt Maps API support, as well as it also support QtQuick Maps API as well.

Examples for this Qt Location Maps API could be found from Qt Maps Examples article. And examples for QtQuick Maps examples can be found from QtQuick Maps Examples article.


Symbian^3

As Symbian^3 with Anna, Bella etc. are supporting Qt 4.7.4 and Qt Mobility 1.2 it supports QtLocation Module with full Qt Maps API support, as well as it also support QtQuick Maps API as well.

Examples for this Qt Location Maps API could be found from Qt Maps Examples article. And examples for QtQuick Maps examples can be found from QtQuick Maps Examples article.

And of course there are full support for API supported by 3rd edition S60 devices, such as Map Image API and Maps API for Java ME.


Symbian 5th edition

As shown in Qt support for symbian page Symbian 5th edition is supporting Qt 4.7.3 with Mobility 1.1.3, Which means that it supports QtLocation Module with full Qt Maps API support

Examples for this API could be found from Qt Maps Examples article.

Note that as 4.7.3 has Qt Mobility 1.1, and the Qt Mobility 1.2 was included with Qt 4.7.4, the QML Maps API is not working with 5th edition devices as mentioned in Location QML Plugin page.

And of course there are full support for API supported by 3rd edition S60 devices, such as Map Image API and Maps API for Java ME.

Symbian 3rd edition

As Symbian 3rd edition only supports Qt 4.6 there are no Maps APIs with Qt that are supported, anyway with both Qt and Symbian you can use the Map Image API.

With 3rd ed FP2, you could also use this API inside WRT widget, as shown in this example.

As the Symbia also supported Java you can use the Maps API for Java ME API for making Mapps application for it.

Series 40

With Series 40 devices, you can use Maps API for Java ME.

Currently the API is hosted at Nokia project site. List of examples for the API is available at Examples for Maps API for Java ME article.

Another option would be to utilize Map Image API. With this API you would use HTTP query to fetch an image from the Map Image API server.


Windows phone 7

With Nokia WP7 devices, you would basically use same Bing Maps API as you would use with other WP7 devices from other manufacturers.

Examples for this API could be found from Maps Examples for Windows phone article.

Web browser support

There is also Ovi Maps API which is meant to be used with Web browsers, anyway it is not designed to be used with Mobile browsers, thus it should be solely be used for application development targeting non-mobile device‘s Browsers.

Examples for this API could be found from Maps Examples for Ovi Maps API article.

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