Nokia Here app now available in Apple App Store

20 Nov 2012

Nokia’s new mapping app Here Maps is now available for free in the Apple App Store. The app provides various layers including satellite and provides road, walking and public transport route information.

Nokia last week announced a revamp of its mapping strategy, including the acquisition of Earthmine and the making available of its mapping tools to Android developers, is the opening barrage of a strategy focused on returning Nokia to profitability and retrieving its reputation as a smartphone innovator.

An unofficial version of the app appeared in the Google Play Store last week.

The iOS app is based on HTML 5 and includes voice-guided navigation.

Nokia also announced a deal to bring location experiences to the Firefox OS next year.

Nokia explained the acquisition of California-based Earthmine will see its reality capture and processing technologies become an integral part of HERE’s 3D map-making capabilities. The acquisition is expected to close by the end of this year.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years