HERE maps for Android updated, leaves Beta


This week the folks
behind the app HERE –
from the ol’ Nokia crew –
have update their app
directly out of Beta
mode. This means it’s
the first full release of
the HERE maps app for
Android and prepared
to be truly worthy of
the 3-million downloads
its already received.
Users are invited to
check out improved
routing, new
interactivity with maps –
like contact info,
photos, reviews, 3D
venue maps, and a new
“visual polish” to make
sure you understand
how important and
shiny it is.

A number of bug fixes
have been implemented
with this release as
well. You’ll be able to
download maps for
offline use in an
instant. You’ll be
viewing all of this in
what product team
head Niko van Eeghen
suggests is the group’s
effort to do “a lot with
the fit and finish to
make everything

One of the most radical
updates to the system
is in 3D Venue Maps.

This system allows you
to see not just one level
of building, but
multiple. As you’ll see
here in the Arena de
Barcelona, you’re able
to select a level, then
map out your venue
inside that unique



It’s really quite
astounding how simple
it all looks for such a
complicated system.


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