Since the dawn of iOS 6, many have shown their displeasure with Apple's new Maps application as its offered nothing but headaches to its users. With Google's Maps application reportedly soon to be released, Nokia has jumped at the chance to offer an Apple Maps alternative with its Here Maps application.
Aside from its terrible choice in name, Here Maps is a free application that offers a number of features that will please nearly every type of traveler. The app is powered by Navteq as it offers real-time traffic data within a particular area, step-by-step voice navigation for pedestrians as well as turn-by-turn driving directions. Here Maps also allows users to share maps they've created with their friends and even make notes of points of interest along the way.
Seeing as the application is completely free, I'll certainly be nabbing it for my next trip anywhere just to see how well it performs compared to other map applications. Unfortunately for Nokia, I'm sure a lot of people will ditch Here Maps as soon as Google Maps hits iOS.
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