Nokia planning HERE apps for iOS and Android according to job postings

Nokia planning HERE apps for iOS and Android according to job postings
According to a report published on Sunday, Nokia could be looking at offering native iOS and Android HERE mapping applications. This is based on a pair of job postings for iOS and Android software engineers found on LinkedIn. 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.

The second opening is for an Android  Mobile App Developer for HERE crowd mapping. This positions requires the person getting the job to meet with developers, product managers and work across the entire life cycle of an app: concept, design, build, deploy, test, release to app stores and support. The job also requires one to keep up to date on the new mobile technologies. The reference to crowd mapping indicates an app similar to Waze, that would use reports from users to help determine the fastest traffic routes to a specific location.

In case you didn't know, HERE is one of the divisions that remains in Finland, now that Microsoft has closed the acquisition to purchase Nokia Devices and Services. It looks like Nokia is going to become very aggressive in an industry where it is considered to be one of the best mobile mapping application providers.


source: LinkedIn (1), (2) via NPU

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25 Comments

1. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 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: 108; Member since: Mar 04, 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: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 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. Cmon....

19. chocowii

Posts: 478; Member since: Jan 30, 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: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 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: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

I can, I do it all the time.... Other seems to only mention ads when mentioning Google.. Wonder why....

18. bigdawg23

Posts: 467; Member since: May 25, 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: Dec 22, 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: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 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: 281; Member since: Jun 07, 2012

Well, anything from the era of the lumia 800 is pretty inferior to the note 3.....lumia 800 or not

25. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 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: Aug 18, 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: 546; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Non MS Nokia should also start making affordable android phones like Motorola Moto G.

11. 12Danny123

Posts: 87; Member since: Aug 18, 2012

They can't

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: Aug 15, 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: 82; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

LOL, after all he is "Friends of Samsung"...

6. SIGPRO

Posts: 2813; Member since: Oct 03, 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: Aug 18, 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: Apr 28, 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: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 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.

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