HERE Maps suite returns to the Windows Store

Since November, the popular HERE Maps app collection has been removed from the Windows Store, due to technical difficulties between the two that prevented developers from publishing their apps. This caused a lot of confusion with users that were prompted to update the apps, but were ultimately unable to.

Well for those of you on Windows smartphones, you'll be happy to know that the app collection has finally returned to the Windows Store. Seems whatever technical issues they had are now ironed out.

For those of you unfamiliar with HERE Maps, it grew from what was once Ovi Maps and then Nokia Maps. Previously owned by Nokia following the purchase of Navteq in 2008, HERE Maps made downloadable maps cool long before Google Maps did, making it a big selling point for the service. Last year, Nokia sold their mapping division to European car manufacturers.

When the apps disappeared from the store, current users were still able to use them, but they were unavailable for anyone who didn't already own them. It was encouraged to use the Windows Maps in the interim, an app similar to and powered by HERE.

You can download HERE Maps, HERE Drive+ and HERE Transit in the respective links, or by visiting the Windows Store. It is also available on Android and iOS.

Source: WindowsTeca via OneTechStop

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