With all the leading smartphone platforms coming with their own voice-guided turn-by-turn GPS navigation app for free, Google Maps is still the leading free navigation platform given the market share that Android has picked up. Yet, despite Google Maps being a common tool online and Google Maps with Navigation being a much sought after experience on Android and now on iOS as a third-party client, there’s still room for improvement. Here are three ideas that Nokia had implemented on its Here Drive+ app, which is available as a free solution for the company’s range of Lumia and Asha devices, and as a paid option for Windows Phone 8 devices from other manufacturers.1. [...]
Nokia’s newly rebranded HERE Maps app is now available in the App Store for iPhone and iPad while Google is still working on its iPhone Maps app.
The new HERE Maps app uses the same Nokia and NAVTEQ mapping data as Nokia’s previous maps service, but now its available as a free app instead of a mobile website. HERE Maps offers driving, walking, and public transportation directions in the same app, though there are a few limitations.
HERE Maps offers turn-by-turn directions for walking, including audio cues for when to turn. The walking directions even include shortcuts like parks and other public spaces. The app doesn’t offer turn-by-turn directions for [...]
Today Nokia announced that it will bring its mapping service to the iPhone, Android, and Firefox OS under the name Here Maps.
The new Here Maps service is available online now at Here.net and the app will come to the iPhone first in the coming weeks. The app uses the same HTML5 code as the website so the features of the website will carry over to the app.
Here Maps offers functionality similar to the Nokia Maps app available for Lumia owners. Users can download sections of the world map to view when offline with up to four zoom levels. That app also has specific turn-by-turn walking directions that take into account shortcuts through public spaces or parks which other [...]