Nokia to Offer Its Maps for iPhones and Android Phones
Nokia still hasn’t found its way to a successful comeback in the smartphone market. But the company is hoping to get its tentacles into competitors’ phones through mapping applications, a move it hopes will help it improve its maps.
The company said on Tuesday that in the coming weeks it would release a maps app called Here in Apple’s App Store. It will be a free download for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch owners. Nokia also said it would release a toolkit for programmers to make Nokia-powered mapping apps for Android phones. And it is forming a partnership with Mozilla, the browser company, to develop location features for its new operating system, called Firefox OS.
Thanks for the info.
In the AppStore. I'm going to give it a go...
edit to add: so far, I'm unimpressed...
Do you know when it will be available for Android phones?
Hopefully Nokia's app will make it much easier to find Finnish food.
The key question: Is it any better than Apple's map app?
Not from what I've seen thus far.
It shows up now in the Google Play store, but the title says "Unofficial", and the description says "until Nokia posts it themselves".
It also has a rating of 2.1, which would seem to me to be a pretty good reason to avoid this version.
With best wishes,
- Tom -
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