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Friday, December 27, 2013

Nokia Pulls HERE Maps from Apple App Store

The official statement from Nokia to India Express, which broke the story on Christmas:

We have made the decision to remove our HERE Maps app from the Apple App Store because recent changes to iOS 7 harm the user experience. iPhone users can continue to use the mobile web version of HERE Maps under m.here.com., offering them core location needs, such as search, routing, orientation, transit information and more, all completely free of charge.

Commenters/bloggers suggest other reasons for the removal might include:

  • lack of users
  • lack of Nokia interest in competing with Apple, whose Maps product is getting pretty good
  • Apple has limited Nokia's data collection about users making the app less usefull

- India Express via @cageyjames

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