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Nokia’s iOS Maps App Alternative ‘HERE Maps’ Launches

Nokia’s iOS Maps App Alternative ‘HERE Maps’ Launches

Nokia announced last week that they were working on a new iOS mapping app. Today, we get to see the fruits of their labor. Nokia’s new HERE Maps app for iOS has launched.

The new app offers users walking, driving and public transportation directions, with the usual map, satellite, and traffic views when viewing the maps.

Nokia has based the app on its world-class NAVTEQ mapping data, that it says is used in 90% of in-car navigation systems in the world.

Features include:

  • Map views – Pick the map you need from map view, live traffic view, public transport line view or satellite view
  • Save map areas & wander without data coverage
  • Maps, search and place coverage for nearly 200 countries
  • Step-by-Step voice-guided walk navigation
  • Walk navigation through pedestrian routes, parks, alleyways, and more
  • Public transportation and driving directions

The app is attractive, and seems intuitive to use. I’ll be putting the app through its paces for the next few days, and will have a comprehensive review for you later in the week.

This is Nokia’s first attempt at an iOS client for its mapping service, so it will be interesting to see how it compares to Apple’s built in iOS Maps app.

The app is available in the App Store as a free download. (DIRECT LINK)

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