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tympg
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HERE for Android Beta

Postby tympg » Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:06 pm

Nokia (the part that was not taken over by Microsoft) has released their HERE map app for Android, although it's still in Beta.

HERE for Android webpage: http://here.com/beta/android/?lang=en-GB
(Click on the blue "Get the app now" to download the APK which is 30+MB in size. It is not yet available in Google Play.)

Features
  • Offline navigation: Interactive maps and turn-by-turn voice guidance are still available even without an internet connection.
  • Maps to download and to use offline for nearly 100 countries.
  • Public transport maps and directions for over 800 cities in over 40 countries, also when you're offline.
  • Live traffic info for more than 40 countries.
  • Plan your journey on beta.here.com, then find your way there using your mobile.
  • Personalise your map by creating Collections of your favourite places.
  • Share your location with family and friends in real time as you go via Glympse. It’s private, secure and safe.

What I like about HERE is you can have true offline navigation unlike Google Maps which at the moment is not possible to download offline maps for Malaysia. For Nokia HERE, you can download whole countries' maps for offline use.

Also, navigation accuracy is superior to that of Google Maps in my local area (this is partly because Google's Malaysia map provider MapIT is really hopeless).

Downside is Live Traffic is only available for Klang Valley, SG & JB. And I think for User Interface, Google Maps is still more slick than HERE; for instance in Google Maps you can do 1½ taps (double-tap but stay on the screen on the 2nd tap) then move up or down to zoom in or zoom out with one finger.

As for POI database, neither Google Maps nor Nokia HERE is perfect; what's missing in one may be available in the other and vice versa and sometimes the POI location is a bit off (contributor fault I guess).
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sobamy
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Re: HERE for Android Beta

Postby sobamy » Thu Oct 23, 2014 10:02 pm

Thank you for sharing bro. Will try it out. Navfree maps which can be downloaded free from Google Play Store is another good one - uses GPS and not data connection unlike Google and Waze.
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Re: HERE for Android Beta

Postby jchoong » Fri Oct 24, 2014 6:02 pm

Thanks for the HERE Beta apk. I have just installed and played with it for a short while - looks good. In Spore, can also search by Postal Code - that's great!
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Re: HERE for Android Beta

Postby ahza » Thu Oct 30, 2014 6:26 am

Thanks for sharing. Btw could not install on my phone (Zenfone 5). Offlinemap which has free version on play store can dl map from google, bing and other site but not the whole country, or our community map sadly.

edit: 3rd time try - able to installed properly link with my acc. Voila my poi ported

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Re: HERE for Android Beta

Postby jankalman » Wed Nov 26, 2014 10:12 pm

Huh, but there is an another software, you can download it through play.google! ;)
https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... sygic.aura
I tried this one, it is brilliant!

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Re: HERE for Android Beta

Postby moeyhc » Thu Nov 27, 2014 9:47 am

Thanks for sharing Bro...
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yc1437
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Re: HERE for Android Beta

Postby yc1437 » Sat Nov 29, 2014 12:50 am

I own Sygic, nice interface but the map is terrible especially wrong road in my area, Penang

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Re: HERE for Android Beta

Postby yc1437 » Sat Nov 29, 2014 12:51 am

Tested Here map, the roads :/ the map is comprehensive, but again lack of POI.

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Re: HERE for Android Beta

Postby eddy_duyung » Sat Nov 29, 2014 10:54 pm

HERE applications is using NAVTEQ maps,same as previously Nokia Map on Nokia Symbian.This map still cant beat MFM bro...MFM map still on the top.I have NAVTEQ map on my Garmin.So i'm abort to download the map,BTW TQ for the informations,might usefull for others to use this applications.
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Re: HERE for Android Beta

Postby klchua » Sun Dec 21, 2014 9:39 pm

yc1437 wrote:I own Sygic, nice interface but the map is terrible especially wrong road in my area, Penang

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Sygic still need to be online for search?


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