If we return with time to 2012, you'd keep in mind that Nokia launched an iOS app referred to as Here, which is a mapping service software, however Apple pulled it from the App Store as a result of it was buggy and sluggish.
Nokia, which bought off its handset division to Microsoft, stored its Here mapping service. The forthcoming GPS navigation app can be distinctive in that each the maps themselves and searches would work with out an Internet connection.
Anyway Nokia now planning to relaunch Here Maps for iOS and Android earlier than the top of this yr. The apps will probably be obtainable free of charge, and their key promoting level can be that they might work offline, with none web connection. Google Maps does allow you to save a map for offline use, however Nokia says their app would supply extra options in offline mode.
Nokia’s new apps could have features that rivals lack, together with the choice to completely obtain maps for offline-use, in addition to search with out an Internet connection, Mr. Fernback stated. Google Maps permits for extra restricted offline performance.
Map navigation works by means of satellites so as soon as a map is downloaded it will possibly work with out an Internet connection.
“We have made the choice to take away our Here Maps app from the Apple App Store as a result of current modifications to iOS S hurt the consumer expertise,” the Finnish firm stated on the time.
Will you give Nokia’s navigation app a whirl when it arrives?
[The Wall Street Journal