We do have HERE integration on Jolla from the day one.
Not the most promising feature other than a contract with a Swedish company that made the available open HERE integration services look like a Sailfish Silica application.
It isn’t an offline mapping solution and it doesn’t support public transportation. Not being offline is okay as a lot of other mapping/navigation solutions are not offline either. But you see, this is HERE maps, formerly known as Nokia Maps which brought offline mobile navigation solution to life from the very old Symbian days to MeeGo and then changed to HERE Maps Windows Phone, iOS and now a beta version on Android!
On Jolla however, it’s just called “Maps”, which doesn’t even remotely indicate to HERE Maps which would have been nice to see, and as mentioned, it’s not what you expect from a “HERE” maps client but it is what it is and it definitely is better than having nothing.
Now though, HERE Maps is available on Android, in beta phase of course, so why not testing it on Jolla?
It’s not the fastest Android app in the world and certainly not the lightest. But it gets the job done as you want it to!
The ability of downloading offline maps and using them while not online of having a limited amount of mobile data is a huge plus that we all would love to see on Jolla’s native Sailfish OS HERE client, but it surely will be there after the more important things gets done.
There is also a sweet Drive mode which allows you to use it as the good old driving navigator on Nokias that almost brought me to N9’s Nostalgia!
What do you guys think of this nice new app (although Android)?
Do you think that we’ll have these features baked into our beloved Sailfish OS in the near future?
Let us know in the comments section.
For Downloading this app you can use Aptoid from Jolla store or Click Here to download the APK and install it manually.