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Nokia pulls HERE Maps from Apple App Store

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Nokia pulls HERE Maps from Apple App Store
A published report on Friday cites a Nokia spokesman as saying that the Finnish based manufacturer has pulled its HERE Maps out of the Apple App Store. In a statement, a Nokia spokesman said that changes in iOS 7 "harm user experience". The app became available on the platform in November 2012 as a substitute for the troubled Apple Maps. The latter was so full of bugs when first launched, that Apple CEO Tim Cook suggested that iOS users try alternatives including Nokia's mapping service.

Nokia also noted that Apple iPhone users can still use Nokia HERE by directing their browser to m.here.com to use the mobile version of the mapping service. The HERE Maps app on iOS was described as being full of bugs. Zooming in on maps would freeze the app or not allow users to set the app on a medium zoom setting.

"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."-Nokia statement

HERE Maps is one division that will be staying with Nokia after the deal with Microsoft is closed. Microsoft has signed a ten-year license for the software, which is pre-installed on Nokia Lumia handsets.

Nokia has pulled HERE Maps from the Apple App Store

Nokia has pulled HERE Maps from the Apple App Store


source: IndianExpress via NokiaPowerUser

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posted on 27 Dec 2013, 01:57 7

1. noteseries (Posts: 76; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)


nokia maps n drive is the best

posted on 27 Dec 2013, 03:48

5. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2662; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Best and Tit for Tat.

posted on 27 Dec 2013, 06:47 1

8. Ashoaib (Posts: 2107; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Good idea, let apple have its own maps. Apple love to control and bound its users to its products anyway, so let them be on their own. Google should pull back its maps as well.

posted on 27 Dec 2013, 02:09 3

2. ihavenoname (Posts: 1400; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


Nokia, what BS this is? This is clear publicity stunt to WP and try to harm iPhones' image. Well, this is not the right way, because now you are only making Nokia brand image worse to iOS users. And if the App was full of bugs, why can't so big company owned by software giant fix them?

posted on 27 Dec 2013, 06:33

7. lyndon420 (Posts: 1741; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


I agree somewhat. Pulling the app and blaming ios for it is easy...besides, apple needs to work on thier own mapping solution(s). I think its time that the different app stores should be populated with apps from their own platforms...besides, how many apple apps do you see being ported over to Google's Playstore or to Windows app store etc etc? I wish Google would stop porting their apps over to other platforms and just focus on their own platform/devices from now on. If apple maps still sucks, then get a Garmin or TomTom - or an Android phone running Google Navigation ;)

posted on 27 Dec 2013, 06:54 5

9. Ashoaib (Posts: 2107; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


How is it a stunt to harm apple's image? if ios is lagging so whats wrong in saying that it is lagging? Ppl criticise andriod alot did it stop users to use it? why ios cant be criticized if it has a flaw? Apple love to bound its users to its products anyway, forcing in a sweet very indirect way which ppl dont feel, so lets apple be on its own creepy map...

posted on 27 Dec 2013, 07:32 2

10. Topcat488 (Posts: 1150; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


Why can't a BIG company like "Apple" make their own MAP APP! Quite blaming other manufactures for Apple's laziness. 0.o sigh...

posted on 27 Dec 2013, 02:30 4

3. illusionmist (Posts: 118; Member since: 29 Jan 2013)


You either go Google Maps if you want complete and decent data coverage, or Apple Maps if built-in is your way and data happens to be good enough in your neighborhood (its turn by turn is awesome as well). Who uses HERE Maps on iPhone?

posted on 27 Dec 2013, 03:27 5

4. ihavenoname (Posts: 1400; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


I tried it, it's ok. But I'm pissed how Nokia blames iOS7 eventhough Nokia can't even make the app work properly. Almost all app developers have updated their apps work perfectly on iOS7, so I don't know if Nokia(Microsoft) is lazy, incapable or childish to update the app.

posted on 27 Dec 2013, 04:59 6

6. fireblade (Posts: 700; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)


Can't use Here maps? There are alternatives to Here Maps like Garmin, Sygic, Google Maps, Navigon, Waze & etc. Sorry Nokia & MS, you are not special.

posted on 27 Dec 2013, 10:35 1

11. elitewolverine (Posts: 1610; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


you do know ms has no ties to Here maps, other than liscensing the product for use...guess you are special

posted on 29 Dec 2013, 22:17

12. -box- (Posts: 3797; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Garmin uses Nokia's map data, and have for years.

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