Location based services and Maps company MapmyIndia has now added real time traffic information to its maps. At the time of writing this article, the traffic data seems to be available only on MapmyIndia's mobile apps across Android, Windows Phone and Windows 8 and is not present on its web interface. Its worth noting that MapmyIndia has been offering online traffic updates with BirdsEye tie-up since 2010. However, the service was not quite real time and hadn't been integrated to MapmyIndia's web and mobile apps. Also, the service offered traffic data for only three cities - Bangalore, Delhi NCR and Mumbai. Its not clear on what is the current status of this partnership and we are awaiting a response from MapmyIndia on this. Update: MapmyIndia has said the tie-up still exists, strangely though the company also added that the traffic data is provided by MapmyIndia itself. Hence, we are not sure of what is BirdsEye's role in this partnership. We've asked for a clarification and will update once we hear back. MapmyIndia also mentioned that it aggregates this data from a variety of sources which includes an extensive network of on ground probe data. It also claims to have tie-ups with various Government agencies for real time events/incidents based data. Select Cities only? We checked MapmyIndia's Android app and noticed that one can tap on the traffic signal icon to load the live traffic layer or remove it. While the app provides real time traffic data for cities like Bangalore and Delhi, we couldn't find any traffic data for…
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Updated: MapmyIndia Adds Real Time Traffic Info To Mobile Apps; Select Cities Only?
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