Huawei presents its Petal Maps in an even more advanced and innovative version. The latest updates to the popular app include not only navigation in augmented reality (AR) walking mode, but also real-time location sharing for users and a benefit system that rewards regular use of Maps Petal.
Since its inception in 2020, Petal Maps has grown rapidly and today offers innovative travel and navigation experiences to 28 million users in over 160 countries. They are designed to make navigation as comfortable to use as possible and provide innovative solutions through the use of the latest technologies.
Fluid AR technology makes walking more intuitive
Exploring new places can be a lot of fun, especially when directions to get there are specific and uncomplicated. In traditional navigation applications, even when location and direction are displayed, most users have trouble orienting themselves when faced with intricate networks of roads and alleys.
Petal Maps has a solution for this – using intelligent image recognition technology and introducing the following functions: navigation in augmented reality – Augmented Reality (AR) Walking Navigation. Thanks to this, users can overlay route directions on their surroundings using the smartphone’s camera, which allows them to reach their destination without any problems.
The Petal Maps application, recognizing the current location and countless data from the environment on an ongoing basis, can make the direction of arrows, road and street names and other key information perfectly synchronized with what we see around us. This ensures consistency and smoothness of use between the virtual map and the real environment. In the new version of Maps Petal, we can also switch between flat and panoramic navigation, depending on the route and needs.
New functions make it much easier to reach the designated destination, unlike traditional location applications.
Sharing the location of your group’s users in real time
With the new Real-Time Team Location feature, we can share our precise, current location with others. So we can instantly see how close our friends are, especially when we meet in a busy place or visit the city for the first time.
It’s also worth trying Map Petal’s personalized recommendations through Nearby Life services. Thanks to them, we can discover nearby museums or the best restaurants in the area.
Earn rewards by discovering new places
As part of the benefit program, users who regularly use Maps Petal can go to the next level and earn badges for various types of activities, such as walking, cycling or leaving reviews about the places they visit. In addition, users receive a weekly activity report, showing data such as hours spent walking and kilometers cycled over the past week.
We always try to provide our users with the best possible experience using our tools. That is why we are constantly developing Maps and increasing their capabilities, introducing more and more innovative technologies to our offer and increasing the level of satisfaction with their use. With its latest features, the updated Petal Maps will invite you on an even more enjoyable journey –
concludes Witold Walczak, Country Head Poland, Device Ecosystem Development & Operation.
Learn more about Petal Maps and the latest updates here.
Huawei press release