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Nokia’s Here Maps is Now Available in The App Store

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Nokia promised to port its “Here” mapping service on iOS and the good news is that just a week after making this promise the maps application is available in the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

Nokia Here

Nokia’s Here mapping service was first spotted in the App Store by The Next Web, and it packs turn-by-turn walking navigation, which is currently unavailable for Apple Maps (for iPhone 4 or iPhone 3GS owners). While the app covers about 200 countries, it also includes features like multiple view options (Map, Satellite, Public Transportation and Live Traffic view) and you can see the traffic incidents — by toggling on the option to display them — as the service claims it will notify you if there is an accident, construction, congestion or other incidents on the road that you plan to take.

The Finnish company’s mapping service is one of the first no-cost rivals to Apple Maps, which heavily affected the iOS 6 user base. Google is also planning to launch a standalone iOS app in the near future.

If you haven’t done it yet, download Nokia’s Here mapping service from the App Store by following this link and then let us know what you think.

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  • Stark

    What do you mean turn by turn is unavailable? I used it this morning.

  • FragilityG4

    Who’s Nokia?

  • Todd

    First thing I notice about this app is that it does not automatically orient the map according to the direction you are facing, it always remains in a “north on top” orientation (unless I just haven’t found that option yet).

  • warpdrive

    Lol. Looks like they are using the WAZE maps. I can see un-eaten dots in my neighborhood.

  • Todd

    This statement confused me as well, turn by turn navigation is available in Apple Maps.

  • Turn by turn isn’t available for iPhone 4 (I’ll update it accordingly, thanks!)

  • MleB1

    Not bad, but the maps (from an esthetic, informative and visual Q point-of-view) could afford to be a lot more colourful – along the lines of Google and, yes, even Apple Maps – while the iPad version has unfortunate banner ‘ads’ on the bottom and map icons for stuff I never asked for.

  • It’s quite pixelated, as as if they tested this on the iPhone 3GS.

  • yearoftherat

    Horrible attempt. I’ll stick to Waze

  • It’s…not pretty.

  • well

    I guess Apple Maps isn’t too bad after all.

  • Yep

  • Horrible, truly horrible!

  • Breathless

    Don’t get why people hate apple maps. I guess it all depends on where you live. A recent new delvopment near my area is known to apple maps but not Nokia maps. Plus it does look dated like iPhone 3G and 3GS days.

    Oh we’ll at least it’s free and just in case I don’t find somewhere with apple maps ill use Nokia maps.

  • einsteinbqat

    The visual is not great, but it does the jobs. You get itinerary for car, walking and public transportation (at least for Montreal), live traffic, map of the metro and train, and don’t get yanked out of the app into another one like Apple Maps (public transportation). So far, apart for the visual that could greatly be improved, Here does work better than Apple Maps on Montréal.

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