HERE Maps for Android teaser 002

HERE Maps had been available in the App Store briefly before it got pulled in December 2013 because “iOS 7 ruined the experience”. Nokia later admitted the app was “a rushed product” that “went horribly wrong” because it was “never thoroughly proven.”

The Finnish firm has now officially confirmed that HERE Maps will return to the iPhone in early 2015 following today’s release of HERE for Android and a relaunch of a new web-based experience over at here.com.

“Our iOS app development team is working hard on this and we plan to officially launch HERE for iOS in early 2015,” said the team. The revamped iOS navigation app will be joining several big-name mapping products in the App Store from the likes of Google, Garmin, TomTom and many more.

The iOS edition of HERE Maps will arrive following a successful Android beta trial. “A lot of people have expressed their interest in an iOS version of our app,” Nokia underscored.

Here’s the Android app in action with offline navigation, turn-by-turn directions and more.

HERE for Android includes:

  • Turn-by-turn driving and pedestrian navigation, including voice guidance with spoken street names
  • Interactive maps of more than a hundred countries around the world that you can save and use offline
  • Integrated public transport maps, directions, and information for more than 800 cities in more than 40 countries
  • Real-time traffic and road closure information in more than 40 countries around the world
  • Planning ahead with ratings and reviews from Trip Advisor, Lonely Planet, and more
  • Meeting friends with Glympse, a way to share your location securely and privately

There’s no guarantee all the Android features will be ported to iOS.

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For those of you interestedws in HERE, Nokia has posted a series of stories that take a closer look at the app’s voice-guided navigation, how to manage your offline maps and getting around the city with up-to-date public transit information.

Are you looking forward to seeing HERE on the iPhone again?

[Nokia]

  • Ali

    Turn-by-Turn and Offline maps would need to be included for me to even try!

    • Hi Ali, I’m Jere from the HERE team. Where are you located? We have offline navigation for 118 countries and territories.

      • BoApp head

        is Vancouver included?

      • Vancouver, Canada is included for sure 🙂

      • Ali

        USA. The article said that it is not certain what features will come to iOS, so that is why I said that.

      • We have not announced any details or features about the app yet but I would say it’ll be worth a try. (I’m biased 🙂

  • coLin

    It’s good to have Google Maps alternatives, since Google bought all other maps companies. lol

    • Rowan09

      There are alternatives. If Here maps is anything like what it was the first time, no thank you. I use Open Street Maps (Skobbler GPS Nav) because it’s open source and includes offline mode with turn by turn for areas Apple or Google maps does not have much info.

  • rockdude094

    Whoaaaaaaaaaaa its gonna be ‘Here’ 😀

  • Cristian Kovacs

    i was pretty excited to have it first time it came out and when it flopped it was heartbreaking so yes, i am ready for the offline maps.

  • Tim

    TomTom has been working wonders for me, I would like to see how HERE maps would compare

  • Bart.

    Nokia has the best maps Imo.

  • Sedat Gul

    Cool

  • Casey

    I use CoPilot – low cost and works fantastic.