Nokia rebrands its popular location service to "HERE", available for iOS and Android. Also introduces LiveSight

Nokia has re-introduced its mapping and Location based services as "HERE".
At an event in San Francisco, Nokia unveiled the new HTML5 supported platform.
The "Here" platform will be available for iOS and Android users even in offline mode and their developers will soon get the SDK to be able to apply the Nokia Here to their apps!

Nokia is also partnering with Mozilla to bring the Here Maps to the Firefox OS.

Here are the main features of Here...

Save and share places that are meaningful to you, and take them with you anywhere, anytime, on any device.
Real 3D experience:
Explore the world without leaving your living room. All you need is a web browser and wanderlust!
Explore around you:
See what’s nearby in a flash. Explore and discover places near your location – easier then ever before!
Change the map now
Help build the world’s freshest, most up-to-date maps. Add or edit roads and paths and share your work with the whole world.

You can read the full press release HERE

Nokia also announced the LiveSight, which is technically Nokia City Lens and with some added perks,
What is LiveSight?
Nokia introduced LiveSight(TM), a technology based on a highly accurate, 3D map of the world.  LiveSight(TM) provides the most precise and intuitive augmented reality experience and uses a phone’s camera viewfinder to make discovering the world as easy as lifting up a phone. Nokia City Lens, which was developed exclusively for Nokia Lumia devices, is the first application providing a LiveSight-enabled experience

It looks like Nokia is not letting anything go regarding its location services and is firing on all cylinders.

source: WMPU
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