Nokia Launches Nokia Here For Apple And Android

 

  • Free iOS app
  • Based on HTML5
  • Offline maps

Nokia has up the ante on its mapping and location services with the launch of an iOS app and Android SDK, collecting them all to go under Nokia Here.

 

  • Free iOS app
  • Based on HTML5
  • Offline maps

Nokia has up the ante on its mapping and location services with the launch of an iOS app and Android SDK, collecting them all to go under Nokia Here.

The new service will have Nokia’s Windows Phone and web maps, as well as some Android and iOS apps as well. According to Nokia, this will be the world's first location cloud working across various platforms and operating systems.

Here is a free iOS app based on HTML5 and will bring offline maps to Apple gadgets.

The app will be "scheduled to be available for download" in the coming weeks.

However, unlike the app’s iPhone version, the Android app won't actually be made by Nokia. It has contracted external devs to work their coding magic on the location services and the will release the SDK for Android in early 2013.

Moreover, the service will be hosted in the cloud rather than forcing downloads to devices like Tom Tom and other sat-nav apps.

CEO Stephen Elop explains that the move allows Nokia to "extend our 20 years of location expertise" to the rival operating systems and devices.

You can check out the new service at here.net.

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