21 Nov '12, 5pm

Nokia’s HERE Maps For iOS A Disappointment

Nokia has many fans around the world who believe that its mapping service is the best one out there. And in selected ways it might be. Nokia offered “offline” maps well before Google. The company is also the go-to mapping provider for third parties, such as Yahoo and Yandex . In addition, Nokia plays an increasingly important role on the back end for Bing Maps both on Windows Phone 8 devices and on the PC . Nokia subsidiary Navteq was once one of the primary data providers for Google Maps until Nokia acquired the company for roughly $8 billion in 2007. All this suggests that Nokia’s splashy new mapping app for iOS, HERE , would be top-notch. While the larger screen versions of Nokia Maps (on the PC and iPad) are better, the iPhone version is quite poor in terms of user interface and overall user experience. I have only been using it for a short time and haven’t used it in ...

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