Nokia has officially launched its HERE mapping app for Android out of beta after more than three million downloads, and the company has also confirmed that an iOS version of the app is “almost here.”
Now that Nokia has sold its handset business to Microsoft, the Finnish tech titan has been focusing more on the software side of things of late, and HERE maps has featured prominently. Originally available for Windows Phone, the app launched on Android in private beta last year, before launching to the public on Google Play in December — however it very much remained a beta product.
Nokia’s HERE maps is one of the fore main online mapping companies globally, alongside Google, TomTom, and OpenStreeMap. One of the major selling points of HERE is that you can download entire maps of countries and regions to your device, and use it offline — all for free.
Now, three million downloads on, Nokia clearly has enough confidence in its Android app to call it a final product.
Like this story? Want to learn more? On February 23–24, our fifth annual VentureBeat Mobile Summit will tackle 6 big opportunities for business to leverage mobile to grow. The invitation-only Summit will gather the top 180 executives at the scenic Cavallo Point Resort in Sausalito, Calif., to discuss issues like this. Request an invitation.