iTunes News: Nokia pulls Here Map from iTunes

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Unfortunately, for the fans of Nokia Here Maps, the Finnish communications and information technology multinational corporation has decided to remove their Here Maps iPhone application from iTunes, as the company is claiming that few elements of iOS 7 are harming the “user experience”.

The app features Maps for around 200 countries, including navigation and traffic data in many countries (including India).

Originally, Nokia had released this app to fill the empty space which Apple left by the removal of Google Maps as a hard-coded app and replacement for the then buggy Apple Maps service. But, recently it was Nokia’s Here which was been labelled as buggy, with the Indian Express continuously saying that in recent times it was unusable.

The Indian English-language daily newspaper also claims that the app was tested on three Apple devices and it was unusable on all of them.

The information about the Finnish multinational corporation withdrawing the app from iTunes was also first published by the same site.

Nokia, in a statement which was made to the Indian Express, stated that release of iOS 7 was the problem. Nokia in the same statement said that “We have made the decision to remove our Here Maps app from the Apple App Store because recent changes to iOS 7 harm the user experience”.

The company’s officials also added that “iPhone users can continue to use the mobile web version of Here Maps under m.here.com., offering them core location needs, such as search, routing, orientation, transit information and more, all completely free of charge.”