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Nokia Launches Maps App For iOS Devices

Reports have been circulating that Google Maps is coming back to the App Store to help give iOS users an alternative to Apple Maps.B ut in the meantime, Finnish smartphone company Nokia has released its mapping app Here Maps in the App Store.

Like Google’s app, the free app lets you search maps and discover nearby businesses.  You can create personalized maps and share them with others, and you can search the app to access other users’ maps. The app uses NAVTEQ mapping data, which is used in a majority of in-car GPS systems globally. The tool lets you explore an area and get directions for walking, driving or taking public transportation.

Apple Insider has more: “The Finnish company also noted that future updates will come with 3D capabilities akin to Apple and Google’s solutions, which will come from technology acquired by earthmine.”

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