HERE for Android no longer in beta, scores nice new features, iOS version coming soon

Just recently, HERE Maps on both Android and Windows Phone got updated with better object representation in maps - water bodies are much more accurate now, for example. Well, the ink is not dry yet, but a new, way more major update just hit the Android app.

From the get-go, the app is no longer in "beta" phase; on the contrary, the developer considers that it's stable and mature enough to be regarded as a full-fledged release. Apart from this "graduation", HERE has scored a few pretty notable improvements: for example, the improved routing option will now provide you with the three fastest pedestrian, driving, and public transportation routing alternatives to the desired location, all on one and the same page. That's unlike the solution in the "beta", which defaulted to the car-only option and required users to change tabs.

Another improvement is the improved map, which is much more interactive and information-rich than before. As the developer puts it, tapping on a certain location will now provide you with "contact info, photos of the food and reviews". 

Similar to Google Maps, HERE will now allow you to view certain buildings and points of interest in 3D. The whole user interface has also been enhanced and streamlined in order to improve the overall experience, which is certainly a commendable thing. Bravo!

Last, but definitely not least, comes the information about the iOS counterpart of Nokia's HERE Maps. All things considered, it should be coming pretty soon.

Download: HERE (Android)

source: HERE



1. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Great going.

2. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Now they have to improve the quality of their maps, which I find lackluster.

3. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

installed it, tried to make an acount but it didn't let me do it, gave it 1 star and then uninstalled

4. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

lol, dont know why, but it made me laugh

5. techguyone

Posts: 214; Member since: May 18, 2013

Shame you cant have the MAPS screen in landscape, despite being asked for the last 6 months, sucky when your phone is on a landscape cradle in your car. How hard could it be to implement that?

6. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Can't wait for the iOS release. HERE Maps on Android was phenomenal.

7. alannyny

Posts: 30; Member since: Jun 27, 2012

Needs screen dimming.

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