Nokia had a quite bad encounter with its Right here Maps on iOS late in 2012. I reviewed the app in the past and also found it wanting in almost every means.
Now the business says to the Commercial Journal it prepares to try once more with a new, enhanced navigation application for iOS.
The app will certainly originate from the part of Nokia that Microsoft did deny. Nokia has been quite active in mapping for years, often in business setups. But Nokia executive Sean Fernback said to the Journal that the company wishes to be in the customer area.
He included that he believed people were seeking an “option to Google and also Apple navigation apps”, as well as the Nokia app will certainly permit customers fully download maps so the application can be made use of when there is no information connection. Google and also Apple do something comparable, although Apple’s implementation gives users hardly any control over what is cached.
I’m unsure customers are shouting for another mapping remedy. Google Maps is extremely popular, and also after a truly rugged start, even more individuals seem pleased with Apple Maps, specifically the way it incorporates with Siri.
The brand-new app, which does not have a release date, will be based on the Here mapping modern technology that the old app was based upon. Nokia expects the app to roll out just before the end of this year. When I tested the original version, the points-of-interest data source was quite thin, as well as the satellite pictures ran out day compared with Apple as well as Google.
Competitors is constantly good, however Nokia stumbled very badly the very first time out. I’ll review the application when it appears and also see if Nokia has actually found out any type of driving lessons.