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Nokia’s map app boss quits following worldwide collapse in the charts

By on March 27, 2013 at 5:47 PM.

Nokia’s map app boss quits following worldwide collapse in the charts

Last November, Nokia’s (NOK) HERE map app had a big debut by becoming a top 5 iPhone application in America on its launch day. The last three months have been cruel, however. Following mixed reviews from major tech sites, the HERE app plunged in the app charts across the world. Google (GOOG) Maps became a smash hit on iOS devices across the world. Today, Nokia’s biggest map app success is found in Mozambique, where it reigns at No. 526 in the iPhone download chart. Finns may still carry a torch for Nokia, but they aren’t dumb — HERE is just at No. 663 on the Finnish iPhone app market. The app is moving up the charts in Laos and Cape Verde, though it can’t quite break into top 600 in either market. It is in danger of dropping out of the top 1000 chart in Yemen and Albania. More →

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Nokia’s Here.net shows its ambitions to become the Twitter of mapping

By on November 13, 2012 at 2:57 PM.

Nokia’s Here.net shows its ambitions to become the Twitter of mapping

Nokia (NOK) made its biggest positive media splash in years by unveiling a new mapping service today. The Here.net service is going to be available on Apple’s (AAPL) App Store, there will be a toolkit for Android developers and a Firefox OS project. Nokia is buying a company called earthmine in order to speed up 3D mapping development. By next year, Nokia will be collecting 3D mapping info in more than 30 countries. A Nokia app called City Lens is already enabling Lumia users to dabble with augmented reality. Point your phone to a restaurant and see customer reviews pop up. More →

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