Dec 11, 2014
We’ve been pretty pleased with Nokia’s HERE Maps; the navigation software is generally regarded as the best utility outside (and, maybe, for some folks, even including) Google Maps.
Now, HERE is available for compatible devices directly from Google Play.
Listed as a beta, it offers the things we have come to love from HERE, things like offline functionality and voice navigation. Per the app page:
â€¢ Always know where youâ€™re going: Turn-by-turn drive and walk voice guidance even without an Internet connection.
â€¢ Maps that always work for you: Interactive maps of more than 100 countries that you can save and continue to use offline.
â€¢ Choose the fastest transport option: Integrated public transport maps, directions and information for more than 800 cities in more than 40 countries.
â€¢ Avoid delays: Real-time traffic and road closure information in more than 40 countries around the world.
â€¢ Plan trips before you go: Personalise maps from your phone or here.com and store all the places youâ€™d like see for when you get there.
â€¢ Meet friends here and there: Glympse lets you share your location and what time youâ€™ll get there by SMS or email.
HERE is available for free.