Yesterday, Nokia has finally made available the Here mapping app for Android users on the Google Play Store, after the app has been previously available just for Samsung devices and as a side download. And when it made the official announcement, Nokia also said that a new app is on the works for iPhone and iPad users:
"Following the positive reviews of HERE for Android, a lot of people have expressed their interest in an iOS version of our app. We really appreciate this interest and demand. Our iOS app development team is working hard on this and we plan to officially launch HERE for iOS in early 2015."
Nokia's Here mapping and navigation app is one of the best of its kind and it will definitely be a worthy addition to the iTunes Store. Here are the main features of the Android app, which should make their way to the iOS version, as well:
I've tested the new app on my Android smartphone and have been pleasantly surprised by it. So let's hope that Nokia will bring the same level of expertise when building the iOS app, as well.
- Always know where you’re going: Turn-by-turn drive and walk voice guidance even without an Internet connection
- Maps that always work for you: Interactive maps of more than 100 countries that you can save and continue to use offline
- Choose the fastest transport option: Integrated public transport maps, directions and information for more than 800 cities in more than 40 countries
- Avoid delays: Real-time traffic and road closure information in more than 40 countries around the world
- Plan trips before you go: Personalise maps from your phone or here.com and store all the places you’d like see for when you get there
- Meet friends here and there: Glympse lets you share your location and what time you’ll get there by SMS or email.