Nokia released a new, free maps application for iOs recently. The new application is called âHereâ and this time it seems like Nokia beat Google who are also planning to release their maps application on the iOS store.
Some of the new and noteworthy figures that âHereâ is expected to have is that if you specify where you live, the application will download map images in advance so that you do not have to wait for the images to download if you are somewhere without a Wi-Fi connection or a cellular signal.
Many people have stared at their map waiting for their tiles to download for some time,â Stephen Elop said.
We’re able to put that computational mapping data onto the devices, so thatâs a significant improvement. For the location platform to be at the highest quality, one needs scale, and you need as many different people contributing as possible. Of course, Nokia will build apps, some of them unique to Lumia devices, that gain a competitive advantage for Nokia,â he added.
Elop went on to say that âPeople want great maps, and with HERE we can bring together Nokiaâs location offering to deliver people a better way to explore, discover and share their world. Additionally, with HERE we can extend our 20 years of location expertise to new devices and operating systems that reach beyond Nokia. As a result, we believe that more people benefit from and contribute to our leading mapping and location service.â
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