Nokia HERE Maps launches on iOS
Good news if you own an iPhone 5 but aren’t too keen on Apple Maps. Nokia has just launched its own navigation app, HERE Maps, on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.
The app lets you save maps for later viewing, see what you searched for earlier, and share your maps on Facebook. It features step-by-step and turn-by-turn voice-guided navigation, just like a satnav. And with 200 countries mapped, you shouldn’t find yourself feeling lost very often.
Head to the iTunes App Store and you can download it now for free.
The offline maps may be a little limited though, as you can only download 10MB of data. So don’t expect to find your way everywhere without having to use a connection. But still, offline mode is very handy if you’re going abroad, as you can snaffle a map in the UK to use on your hols without incurring a huge bill for data.
Apple replaced Google Maps with its own mapping app for the iPhone 5. Apple Maps has met with almost universal scorn, with entire towns being in the wrong place. Google is rumoured to be working on a new version of its mapping app for the iPhone 5, but until then, this looks the best bet for lost Apple fans.