Nokia has released a new version of Here Maps for iOS devices and expanded its user base to iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch owners.
The Finnish map maker unveiled its new mobile mapping service last week and touted it as a key Windows Phone 8 feature. It announced at the launching event to build Here Maps for iOS in an attempt to penetrate the Apple App Store before the revival of Google Maps on the platform. Nokia’s mobile maps app comes at a time when iOS users are picking apart Apple Maps for its mediocre performance and features.
Nokia Here Maps for iOS is now available to download for free from the App Store. It outmatches Apple Maps with its live traffic information, step-by-step voice-guided walking navigation and public transportation and driving directions.
“Here Maps helps you feel like a local anywhere you go. See where you are, search and discover nearby places, and get a feel for the place. Collect places to remember or for later discovery. Explore new destinations and know instantly how to get there on foot, by car or on public transport. Here Maps is based on the world-class NAVTEQ mapping data used in 90 [percent] of in-car navigation systems in the world,” says Nokia on its short description page.