At last, the much-awaited map application of Nokia for the iOS has finally landed AppStorelandia! You can now stop using the still-messed-up Maps native iOS app of apple start using Nokia Here.
[stextbox id=”info”]With the new brand, HERE, Nokia aims to inspire a new generation of location services and devices that make the mobile experience more personally significant for people everywhere.[/stextbox]
I immediately downloaded the app on my iPad and tested it right away. I also used my PC to access Nokia Here using Google Chrome. The experience is just seamless, somewhat perfect. Thankfully, both the app and browser versions are running on HTML, so expect it to be really fast and very responsive with good connection.
Nokia Here also allowed me to login using my existing Nokia and Facebook accounts so I can share my activities on the web.
One of the unique things about Nokia Here is Collections. It allows you to ‘Collect’ your favorite locations. It’s saved to your account so you can always check it out anytime you want. I really hope that Nokia would soon gamify it to spice things up and makes it even more exciting to use.
Unfortunately, Maps Creator isn’t available yet on the browser version but that’s something to look forward to in the days to come. Currently, I highly doubt if they can surpass Google’s mapping community. If the app and the browser version click, I’m very optimistic that Here might stand as one of the best free map apps for iOS.
Apparently, the app isn’t available for Android devices yet. But upon checking Amazon, it seems like it’s available through Amazon AppStore, thus Kindle Fire users from the US and other supported countries may be able to download the app.
Giancarlo Viterbo is a Filipino Technology Journalist, blogger and Editor of gadgetpilipinas.net, He is also a Geek, Dad and a Husband. He knows a lot about washing the dishes, doing some errands and following instructions from his boss on his day job. Follow him on twitter: @gianviterbo and @gadgetpilipinas.