NOKIA has launched Here, the re-branded version of its mapping application, on Apple iTunes for iPhone, iPad as well as iPod touch. Available for free on iTunes, the app is compatible with devices running on iOS 4.3 or later versions. You can simply visit this link to download the app.
The app comes with features like driving directions, live traffic view, satellite view, public transport line view and offline view, among others. Other notable features of the maps app include step-by-step voice navigation, navigation information through pedestrian routes, parks etc.
Maps in Nokia Here will include location and navigation data from approximately 200 countries. The Finnish manufacturer, whose mapping capabilities stem from its acquisition of Navteq, will also leverage on crowdsourcing in some nations, where community maps will be created and updated by users, hinting at its push towards more user engagement with its services.
Users can share places and locations with friends via SMS, email and social networks. They can also categorize places of interest into ‘Collections’ and access the same via Here.net.
The availability of Nokia Here on iTunes is a big announcement after Apple removed Google Maps as its default navigation application. Apple had introduced its own maps when it launched iPhone 5, but this app was panned worldwide due to incorrect information and poor navigation capabilities.