Nokia planning HERE apps for iOS and Android according to job postings
0. phoneArena 05 May 2014, 00:05 posted on
According to a report published on Sunday, Nokia could be looking at offering native iOS and Android apps fir uts HERE maps offerings. This is based on a pair of job postings for iOS and Android software engineers. One opening is for an iOS/Android developer for a team that produces industry leading mobile SDKs. The person for this opening should have experience "shipping" one or more iOS or Android apps in the App Store or Google Play Store...
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1. Gemmol (Posts: 788; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)
I see no problem with this, I really like Here Maps and Navigation on my 1520, this would be pretty good to have on my note, since I like it better than google maps
9. sks1969 (Posts: 90; Member since: 04 Mar 2012)
Pretty soon, it is bye bye "data stealing google maps" I don't mind paying Nokia for this service. It is better than having myself tracked and paying for data usage
16. jroc74 (Posts: 5996; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
If you seriously think Nokia maps doesnt track you....I feel extremely sorry for you...
How else would a maps, GPS app be effective if it doesnt track you....if you mean offline mode...Google has that too. Not as good as Nokia's but still. And you have to be tracked at least once for offline to work....to get the map download.
19. chocowii (Posts: 436; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)
Google lives with ads. Everything you do on those Google apps like Maps, will colect usage data on the map and will help you receive better ad suggestions.
22. jroc74 (Posts: 5996; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Post I responded to never mentioned ads...only being tracked.
A maps, GPS, navigation app that doesnt track you is a poor app.
23. Dastrix (unregistered)
You never mentioned ads, but you can't seriously mention Google without mentioning ads.
24. jroc74 (Posts: 5996; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
I can, I do it all the time....
Other seems to only mention ads when mentioning Google..
18. bigdawg23 (Posts: 446; Member since: 25 May 2011)
I stopped using Nokia Here Maps on 1020 because it wants to send me on long out of the way routes, I took my 1020 into Microsoft and they found no issues, Meanwhile I showed them a route that should have been 85 miles and 2 hours become 176 miles and 4 hour trip.
2. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Until Apple is able to get iMaps ready for prime time, there is an opportunity for Here. I hope Nokia is able to connect the dots. Now that they are free of Benedict Arnold Elop.
3. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1178; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
my friend moved from a lumia 800 to a note 3 and he prefers everything on the note except for maps this is a treat for him and since i'm getting a jolla soon porting here on there would be a treat !
and now that nokia broke free of MS chains they can bring their great software products to all platforms
21. muhsen (Posts: 280; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)
Well, anything from the era of the lumia 800 is pretty inferior to the note 3.....lumia 800 or not
25. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1178; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
well duh but he's just saying that there are features that he didn't know existed and he loves
he says that he's still willing to give WP a chance in the future but doesn't think wp8.1 is there yet :)!
4. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)
Didn't Nokia already remove Here maps from iOS, because they weren't able to update it to work properly with iOS 7? Well, anyway good that they are bringing it back, Here Maps is a very good alternative to both Google and Apple Maps. I wish all the luck for real, non-M$ Nokia.
7. pokharkarsaga (Posts: 382; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)
Non MS Nokia should also start making affordable android phones like Motorola Moto G.
5. FriendsOfSamsung (unregistered)
Looks like Nokia has stop making the phone and try to sell the apps instead, since the lumia lineup has sold to M$...
Poor Nokia, ended up just like BlackBerry
12. brrunopt (Posts: 742; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)
nokia has a big and profitable business outside the phone making business , Here is one..
14. papss (unregistered)
You can't talk sense to this troll.
20. znellu (Posts: 74; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)
LOL, after all he is "Friends of Samsung"...
6. SIGPRO (Posts: 1387; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)
Here maps is the best navigation app, no other navigation app comes close!
Google maps and imaps sucks!
8. breathlesstao (unregistered)
I know it's a different branch, but I wonder how they're gonna pull this off now that they're even more off to M$... then again, if memory serves me right, this isn't the first time we've seen this, so why exactly is it news again?
10. 12Danny123 (Posts: 87; Member since: 18 Aug 2012)
I find it likely you would have to pay money for this..... For buying HERE Drive+ it was around $20 bucks in my country.
Still nice that WP users can get it for free
13. Chrisyahya (Posts: 59; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)
so awesome! i love HERE maps because its offline map availability.
15. papss (unregistered)
HERE is the best mapping service I've ever used. Good for them... Spread the wealth
17. sip1995 (Posts: 1565; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)
Okay Nokia made a move for other platforms like Microsoft with the Office for iPad......NOW it's time for Google to make an app for Windows Phone.