NOKIA updates HERE maps for Android with interactive 3D maps, ditches BETA label. Today Nokia release a new version of the HERE for Android with some significant improvements, new features and bug fixes. After more than 3 million downloads, HERE maps ditches the 'beta' label with this version, as the app is now mature and stable enough to stand as a full production release: look at our app, all grown up!
In the beta version, when you asked for a route, the app gave you three car routes. If you wanted public transit or pedestrian routes, you had to switch to the appropriate tab. This was a bit slow and inconvenient for people who don’t use a car all the time.
Now, the fastest routes from all three transport modes show up straight away. Then you can sweep right or left to see alternative routes, if the first one isn't to your satisfaction.
The new version of HERE for Android offers far more information at the tap of a finger. For example, tapping on a restaurant when your phone is online will bring up contact info, photos of the food and reviews.
As well as regular Points of Interest, you can tap on traffic information. If you tap on a road closure, if the information is available to us, you can see the length of the closure, and which other streets are affected by it.
3D Venue Maps
Maps of locations like shopping malls and airports are now available in HERE for Android. These are now fully three-dimensional, too, so you can spin them round to match the direction from which you entered the venue and switch between floors to see what’s on different levels of the mall.
You can now download country maps in the background, with a progress shown in the notification drawer.