Nokia Here lands on the App Store, offers a worthy alternative to Apple Maps

Nokia Here lands on the App Store, offers a worthy alternative to Apple Maps
Nokia Here has just landed on the App Store, and it comes with the promise to make you "feel like a local anywhere you go." Nokia here basically brings the Navteq-based maps to iOS in a native shell, and that is a great thing.

The app is missing some typical gestures you might be used to (like double finger actions, rotating two fingers to pan around and so on), but has one of the best and most detailed maps for a ton of countries across the globe. Best of all, it also comes with voice-guided car and on foot navigation.

It has the typical maps and satellite views enriched with traffic information and public transportation information.

We found it misses a bit in terms of points of interests, but if you care about having accurate maps for a lot of countries, this is definitely great news. Hit the source link below to get it.

source: iTunes



1. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Nokia Here FTW !!!

2. lallolu

Posts: 732; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

can it be used offline?

5. teckem

Posts: 15; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

Of course....

20. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

time to say goodbye to apple maps and the so-called google maps!

3. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

Loving the meego-belle + wp inspired UI. Hope it would lure some iOS users.

4. chunk1x

Posts: 248; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

Nokia maps rules!!!

6. thelegend6657 unregistered

Why not just use ? i been using it from my ipod for a while now

7. KParks23

Posts: 722; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

Why do all that s**t when u can just hit the app?

12. avmitking

Posts: 19; Member since: Aug 29, 2011

it is also available on Android, but few people doesn't notice this. But right now it is available only on Amazon app store. can anyone download and share. I can't access Amazon app store from my location.

13. Roomaku

Posts: 278; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

Come on Google get on it! what could be funny is if Google had message that appeared in iOS on web Gmaps that said "Want a real google maps experience? Try the Nexus 4 today, the playground is open"

16. MattAdorno

Posts: 19; Member since: Jul 24, 2012

I'm definitely going to give this a whirl.

17. blackspot

Posts: 102; Member since: Nov 14, 2012

Great job, Nokia!

19. bbonline

Posts: 38; Member since: Feb 24, 2011

There's no option for voice-guided CAR navigation, only walking. The article should be updated.

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