One of the exclusive features that were available with Nokia Lumia devices i.e. Nokia Maps is soon coming to iOs and Android devices in the form of HERE. Nokia defines HERE as the world’s first location cloud that delivers a location platform, location content and location apps across any screen and any operating system. HERE is coming to iOS as a HTML5-based app and on Android as HERE Maps API which will help partners develop apps using the API.

HERE Maps for iOS

HERE Maps for iOS devices will come with some great features like ability to save offline maps for an area & can use it later at up to 4 different zoom levels on your device letting you explore these maps even when you have no working data connection. It also comes with voice guided turn-by-turn walk voice navigation guides for the best route for walking for pedestrian routes, through parks, down alleyways, and more. But the voice navigation only works for journeys on foot.

It also provides data related to public transportation and driving directions in over 500 cities along with live traffic information.Apart from these features, it comes with standard features like top places, favorite places etc helping you organize your favourite places by categories.

On an iPad it automatically displays up to 25 best places near you in a scroll window at the bottom of the screen. You can tap any of those places to get more details or if you wish, you can filter them based on categories like shopping, going out, sights and more.

HERE Android API

HERE map API for android will be available to Nokia partners to help them build features in apps letting users interact with extruded 3D buildings, search for specific buildings and preview their routes in detail to more realistically show where they’re going.

Looks like they are not going to release native Nokia Maps app for Android, instead will wait for its partners to build apps based on HERE Android API.

Source: Nokia Conversations