A pair of LinkedIn job listings identified by Nokia Power Customer is being taken an indication that Nokia’s RIGHT HERE mapping and area services might be returning to iOS, however Nokia’s Pino Bonetti points out that the firm is merely looked at providing SDK devices to enable third-party developers to integrate RIGHT HERE maps into their applications.


Hello there men, simply to make clear, a mobile SDK is not an application.

We are providing tools to our partners so that they can create applications with our charts. We already revealed this on our blog site (BELOW Three Sixty) and you can already view some action: Amazon is using our charts in their Kindle Fire, Deutsche Telekom is utilizing our maps for their Landing Control application on iOS and Android.

With Microsoft having closed its purchase of Nokia’s tools unit late last month, a scaled-down Nokia will certainly require to look at other locations where it holds a leadership advantage, and HERE is one way Nokia can take advantage of its NAVTEQ mapping proficiency.

As for a standalone RIGHT HERE app for iOS, it does not show up that Nokia has any sort of public plans to go back to the system. Nokia’s RIGHT HERE Maps app was previously available to iOS owners, but the app was pulled by Nokia last December due to compatibility troubles with iOS 7. The firm put the blame for the extraction on Apple, declaring that adjustments in iOS 7 “injury the customer experience.”

The job listings find knowledgeable developers to deal with the firm’s mobile engineering group as they help in the structure of “innovative location-based services applications for the Android and iOS systems.”

As an Android / iOS designer you will certainly be a vital member of our increasing mobile engineering group, establishing industry-leading mobile SDKs / applications. This is a seasoned position that calls for fluency in the current Caffeine capabilities and enhancements in the Android and iOS SDK. The suitable candidate is encouraged to check out and provide the most effective possible remedies to our consumers.

Formerly called Nokia Maps and Ovi Maps, the BELOW solution utilizes the Nokia-owned NAVTEQ mapping data source to supply navigation solutions, transit charts and points-of-interest info. Nokia HERE is one of 3 business devices remaining after Microsoft obtained Nokia’s mobile gadgets and services company.

HERE is trying to gain traction in a congested iOS industry dominated by competing Google Maps, iOS Maps and various other third-party apps from Navigon and TomTom. After a rocky beginning in iOS 6 and some improvements and aesthetic modifications in iOS 7, Apple is reported to be bolstering its Maps application in iOS 8 with new transportation details, broadened sights, and boosted cartography.

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