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Updated Location Finder, Integration Added with HERE Apps

Location Finder

Location Finder is really a Home windows Phone application which goes beyond determining where you stand but additionally provides geocoding, reverse geocoding, Live Tile support, the opportunity to generate directions to saved locations and Skydrive backup for locations.   

The Home windows Phone 8 form of the navigation application was up-to-date yesterday to version 5.5 and adds integration with Nokia’s HERE applications as well as your Home windows Phone Peoples Hub.  You might also need the obligatory performance improvements and minor bug fixes but integration would need to function as the key phrase with this particular update.

To begin with, Location Finder’s interface was tweaked very slightly allow it a little cleaner appearance.  Nothing earth breaking, just cleaner.  The large change using the version 5.5 update is by using integration.  You have the capacity to:

  • Update a previous address Book Connection with the address information out of your current location.
  • Launch Nokia’s HERE Transit out of your Saved Locations screen.
  • Launch Nokia’s HERE Drive+ out of your Saved Locations screen.
  • Instantly generate “Travel To” voice command for saved locations additionally to “Drive To” and “Walk To” voice instructions.  The “Travel To” command launches Nokia’s HERE Transit application.

Another feature from the version 5.5 update is really a treatment for the crashes problem familiar with non-British locales when starting a saved location.

Location Finder
Location Finder's Webpage, Map Screen and Save Locations

Overall the up-to-date form of Location Finder provides the Home windows Phone 8 application a little more muscle into it.  The application can prove useful when you really need to keep in mind a particular just right the street or perhaps when going through the outdoors and you have to remember in which you setup camping.

There's an effort version readily available for Location Finder using the full version running $.99.  Again, the version 5.5 update only is applicable towards the Home windows Phone 8 form of Location Finder.  The Home windows Phone 7.x version remains at version 1.6.

You'll find Location Finder here within the Home windows Phone Store.

QR: Location Finder

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Nokia Introduces Advertisements To HERE Maps on Windows Phones


Nokia has formerly implemented advertising on the internet form of here.com, however the services are available too on Microsoft's mobile OS. Nokia has become obviously moving to mobile to supply relevant adverts searching results, showing customers with related companies or sights. It's non-intrusive advertising with a few decent functionality to provide, but customers are are mixed around the idea.

Continue reading for all those particulars.

HERE's Pino Bonetti has confirmed the introduction of ads over on the discussion board:

"After moving out ads (e.g. with Groupon) on here.com, we're presenting them on Home windows Phone 8 applications too. In the particular situation of HERE Maps, we're exhibiting in your area relevant advertisements searching results and nearby places [...] if you wish to see what their offer is about, you are able to click the banner to spread out the browser."

HERE Maps Places

The issue many seem to be asking is, "is Nokia right to do this?Inch A lot of our own visitors are questioning the implementation of advertising in something that they think they have taken care of with the prices from the Home windows Phone itself (Here's promoted included in the set of features).

Personally, while so Nokia offers HERE included in the overall Lumia experience, this is an exterior service and I am not really fussed whether Nokia selects for everyone me relevant adverts or otherwise. Nokia also is not function as the first company to push advertising on the service, as Google frequently will the same.

The advertising – whilst we have not experienced it ourselves by yet – seems to become non-intrusive and limited in character. There's not adverts for games, dating sites or charge card companies. rather, they are local, relevant adverts that may end up being rather helpful. Here's free of charge, and that i don't really observe how some light advertising will modify the services in an adverse way.

But if there is a choice to buy a regular membership to get rid of advertising? It is a possible route, but offering Because a totally free plan to Home windows Phone proprietors with the features is one thing we are sure a lot of us enjoy, even when there's a billboard every now and then. 

Perhaps you have experienced any ads while using the HERE services in your Home windows Phone? If that's the case, tell us within the comments and make certain to include your input in the thread on the forum.

Thanks, unstoppablekem, for that tip!

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Nokia’s Repressed iOS Map App Pulled Off From App Store

Nokia’s HERE Maps application for iOS burst to the scene in late 2012 among the drama which was unfolding around Apple’s iOS mapping application debacle. Google’s mapping solution have been ousted from Apple’s mobile products and also the Cupertino-based company rushed out its very own Maps application instead. It had been a tragedy. As the world anxiously waited for Google Maps to create its triumphant go back to iOS, Nokia beat Google towards the punch and launched HERE Maps, an iOS port of their fantastic mapping application for Home windows Phone, also it appeared as if the organization may have new existence like a mix-platform company.

Two days later, HERE Maps ended up from the top-1000 free applications around the iOS application download charts. A couple of several weeks later, Nokia’s mapping boss quit because the application ongoing to flounder. Now, Nokia confirmed it has drawn HERE Maps from the Application Store completely also it blamed iOS 7 for the choice to achieve this.

“We have made a decision to get rid of our HERE Maps application in the Apple Application Store because recent changes to iOS 7 harm the consumer experience,” Nokia stated inside a statement carrying out a report from Indian Express. “iPhone customers could make use of the mobile web form of HERE Maps under m.here.com, providing them location needs, for example search, routing, orientation, transit information and much more, all completely totally free.Inches

Nokia’s HERE Maps application will survive like a web application but so far as iOS is worried, it’s likely basically dead for the moment thinking about the a large number of terrific native mapping application options which are still alive and well within the Application Store.

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