HERE beta adds long-press contextual menu, intermediate stops display

Navigation app HERE seems to be updating their app almost every week for the past months. Today, the new features they’re adding are courtesy of the testing and feedback from the users of the beta for Android version of the app formerly owned by Nokia. HERE users will be able to enjoy long-press contextual menu and the display of intermediate stops in the transit routes, both to help you navigate around your city or a strange city more easily.

HERE adds one more country in city-to-city full transit coverage

While a lot of navigation apps available cater to those driving or riding private vehicles, as well as car rentals and services like Uber, there is a huge number of the population that actually use public transport and who still need an app’s guidance. That’s why apps like HERE that have a transit aspect are very important, especially if you’re not familiar with the schedule and means of public transport in a city. HERE has added one more country in their growing list of areas that have city-to-city full transit coverage.

There’s now a place like Home on HERE for Android Beta

As the Wizard of Oz, or rather Dorothy, taught us, there really is no place like home. And before, navigation app HERE literally didn’t have a place like home on their app. But now, at least in the Android Beta version, you now can put your most frequent destination just one click away from every place you go to and from. HERE has made it easier for its users to go home however or wherever they may be coming from.

HERE map updates Android app for the whole world

As more people discover that there are other maps out in the digital world other than Google Maps, HERE continues to improve its services by adding more countries, cities, and places to its mapping service. Today, they’ve announced a worldwide update to their Android app, even as mother company Nokia has also confirmed that they are selling the service to the automotive “Consortium” made up of some of the leading car companies in the world.

German trio Audi, BMW, and Daimler set to buy Nokia HERE

With news of Nokia going back to the phone business, we can't help but wonder what will happen to Nokia HERE. The company is open to expand the HERE business even if it's already doing good. The technology is already being eyed by several car makers like Audi, BMW, and Mercedes. It has done well with the HERE maps. The mapping app only became available for Android last year but it has already proven to be a success even if it only went from beta to full version last February.

HERE opens up Android Public Beta to testers

In their quest to become the best map and location app in the market, HERE has been adding features left and right in order to give users what they want, what they need, and even what they didn't think they needed. But even though their current app is pretty neat already, they want to accelerate the improvement process by releasing a public beta program so those interested in testing out new features can do so and give feedback immediately.

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.
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