On the final day of Nokia’s own Nokia (NYSE: NOK) World event in Stuttgart, Germany, the handset maker announced it was making its maps available to developers so that they could integrate directions into their applications and mobile internet services. Nokia executives also answered journalists’ questions about the company’s struggling marketshare in the U.S. and about its acquisition strategy going forward. Release.
Ovi APIs: Nokia has opened up access to new APIs and a developer kit today that will allow developers to integrate maps into their service or application. Niklas Savander, Nokia’s EVP of Services, said to North American journalists in a conference call today that features will include walking or turn-by-turn directions. “We believe that this is the first step on the journey. We are not saying that navigation and map APIs are the only ones we