Nokia pulls HERE Maps from Apple App Store

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 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.

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.

source: IndianExpress via NokiaPowerUser



6. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 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.

11. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

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

12. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

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

3. illusionmist

Posts: 157; Member since: Jan 29, 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?

4. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 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.

2. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 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?

9. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 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...

10. Topcat488

Posts: 1426; Member since: Sep 29, 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...

1. noteseries

Posts: 80; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

nokia maps n drive is the best

5. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Best and Tit for Tat.

8. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 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.

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