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Nokia Pulls ‘Here Maps’ App From App Store – Says iOS 7 Harms User Experience

Nokia Pulls ‘Here Maps’ App From App Store – Says iOS 7 Harms User Experience

If you’re a user of Nokia’s ‘Here’s Maps’ iOS mapping and navigation app, this is going to sting. The company has pulled the app from the App Store, saying changes to iOS 7 – Apple’s latest mobile operating system – have damaged the user experience.

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Nokia’s statement to The Indian Express, via TNW:

“We have made the decision to remove our Here Maps app from the Apple App Store because recent changes to iOS 7 harm the user experience. iPhone users can continue to use the mobile web version of Here Maps under m.here.com., offering them core location needs, such as search, routing, orientation, transit information and more, all completely free of charge.”

Here Maps launched a little over a year ago, back when Apple was experiencing some growing pains with Apple Maps, the native mapping and navigation solution it introduced with the debut of iOS 6.

A Nokia spokesperson told TNW the Here Maps would continue to be developed as a cross-platform service: “In addition to Windows Phone, (we) have an Android SDK for OEM’s and also offer Here Maps for Firefox OS. The team also recently announced a Here developer offering for Tizen. The Here team will continue to consider their options for iOS.”

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