Nokia releases HERE Maps app for iOS

20 November, 2012 - Paul Dixon
Nokia HERE iOS app

While we wait for Apple to iron out the kinks in its Maps app, and for Google to put the finishing touches on its standalone Google Maps app, courtesy of Nokia, there’s now another mapping service to try. The Finnish smartphone maker has today released HERE Maps – a free app for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Created using HTML 5, and based on NAVTEQ mapping data, HERE Maps boasts voice-guided walk navigation, public transport and driving directions, and the ability to save maps for offline viewing. It has coverage for around 200 countries.

App Store feature list:

  • Map views – Pick the map you need from map view, live traffic view, public transport line view or satellite view
  • Save map areas & wander without data coverage
  • In selected countries, access community maps created and updated by users
  • Maps, search and place coverage for nearly 200 countries
  • Search with history and suggestions
  • Share places with just a tap, including the location and how to get there, over SMS, email, or social networks
  • Organize places you love into Collections
  • Sign in to HERE Maps with your Nokia Account or Facebook login
  • Sync with – Access your Collections anywhere
  • Step-by-Step voice-guided walk navigation
  • Walk navigation through pedestrian routes, parks, alleyways, and more
  • Public transportation and driving directions

Nokia HERE Maps is available to download from the App Store. Alternatively, you can try the service via your favourite mobile browser by going to

HERE Maps - Nokia gate5 GmbH

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