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HERE app now includes reversible lanes across all platforms

Navigation apps are becoming more competitive by adding features and other goodies that will one-up their competition. One of the more aggressive apps to do so is Nokia's HERE, and this week, what they are adding are the reversible express lanes that some cities employ to help curb the rush-hour traffics in highways and expressways. They are actually the first app to do so, and they're doing it in real time of course, providing even more helpful information for drivers and passengers as well.

HERE looking at making 3D transit visualizations

HERE has been a pioneer in making transit directions and information an integral part of their app, and others are following suit. But the team over there are not content on resting on their laurels and are in fact thinking of ways to make their app more relevant to consumers, specifically the commuters who have become reliant on HERE to go about their regular routine or even when visiting an unfamiliar place. Now, the software engineers are thinking of adding something in the future: 3D transit visualizations.

HERE improves on offline maps in Africa, transit routes everywhere else

Nokia's HERE navigation maps app has been doing offline mapping since before everyone thought it was cool. And now that Google Maps is set to have offline navigation as well, expect that HERE will further improve the customer's experience in order for people to still prefer using it more than any other maps app. The latest update brings even more improvement when it comes to mapping out areas in Africa and letting it be available offline, as well as improving on actual transit routes.

Nokia rumored to be selling off maps business

While the navigation app HERE has been a pretty popular alternative to those who aren't fond of Google Maps or Apple's Maps, rumors are swirling about that its parent company Nokia is looking at selling off the business. The Finnish OEM has been in the red for sometime and they need the funds that will be gotten from the sale in order to reduce their debt and get away from their "junk status" rating.

HERE adds even more transit updates to navigation app

Not everyone who uses navigation apps have cars or take cabs or car services. In fact, a lot of people who use it take public transportation. One of the best apps out there, HERE, has taken note of that and they have continued improving the transit routes in whatever country they're in. Currently they have information for over 950 urban areas around the world and they've recently added and improved on more areas.

HERE graduates from beta to full version for Android

While a lot of people who were dissatisfied with their device's built-in map or even Google Maps were able to enjoy Nokia's HERE navigational app, it was still in its beta version for some months. But now, the developers are pleased to announce that HERE has finally graduated to full production for release for your Android devices. The change brings major updates of course for your navigational experience to become better, whether you're driving or commuting.

HERE Maps update: navigation, water, and transit improved

Nokia's HERE maps have been pretty useful for a lot of users who travel a great deal (some would say even more than that other map). A new update from the navigation app sees even more additions and improvements to maps from various countries and cities, including reflecting current changes in roads and constructions, more accurate renderings of bodies of water, and better information for those commuting instead of navigating by cars.

Nokia’s HERE map app now available on Google Play Store

Nokia's HERE map app has been gaining ground as an alternative to Google Maps, but one thing that might have prevented more people from getting it for their smartphones is that you had to sidedownload it from their website. But all that is about to change as you can now download the app directly from the Google Play Store, although it is still in beta version.

HERE navigation app updated for Android Lollipop

There will be an avalanche of apps hurrying to update their codes to play nice with Android 5.0, one of those is Nokia’s HERE maps and turn-by-turn navigation app. The app was once locked down to the Windows Phone OS, but Nokia chose to release it in beta for Android recently. Now it’s getting updated for Lollipop.

HERE update: building footprints, better Chicago transit info

Nokia's mapping app HERE continues to try and best the previously unbeatable Google Maps and this latest update will bring them even closer to that goal. Their blog post says the new features per continent is "too many to practically list," but two new special ones are worth talking about. HERE can now give you a more accurate footprint of buildings in areas in several countries, while the Chicago transit system is getting a more visually accurate feature.
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