Nokia Here Maps heading for iPhone and Android return, according to job ad

Nokia is looking to reinstate its Here Maps service on iPhone, iPad and Android as a standalone application. At least, that's what can be surmised from a company job advert listed on LinkedIn.

The Finnish firm, which now no longer manufactures mobile devices after a successful sale of the division to Microsoft, pulled the iOS version of its Here Maps app from iTunes at the end of 2013 because of incompatibility issues with iOS 7. An Android version of the application, which was shown to Pocket-lint in 2012, also never materialised.

READ: Here Maps by Nokia for Apple iOS pictures and hands-on

Instead, iOS and Android users wanting to access Nokia's map service - which many believe to be superior to Apple's at least - have had to do so via their mobile device's browser. Nokia Lumia smartphone owners have a dedicated, fully-functioning native app already, naturally.

The job listing is for the Here part of Nokia's business and is looking for a software engineer that "will design and build advanced location-based services applications for the Android and iOS platforms" among other tasks.

Hopefully, that will mean a return of the popular mapping system to multiple devices sooner rather than later.



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