Nokia has reached a major milestone for one of its apps. According to the stats on Google Play, HERE Maps has successfully been downloaded between “1,000,000 – 5,000,000″ times, so the actual downloads could be much higher.
HERE Maps was originally made available on Samsung’s Android-powered Galaxy smartphones and on its Tizen-based Gear S smartwatch. It was later brought to all through Google Play for devices running Android 4.1. HERE Maps directly competes with Google Maps and Apple Maps and offers complete maps navigation, along with offline viewing.
As for HERE Maps coming to iOS, Nokia previously stated, “following the positive reviews of HERE for Android, a lot of people have expressed their interest in an iOS version of our app. We really appreciate this interest and demand. Our iOS app development team is working hard on this and we plan to officially launch HERE for iOS in early 2015.”
Update: According to a post by Nokia, “Many of you know us for the Android app we recently released on here.com and Google Play. In 12 weeks it has been downloaded almost 2.5 million times. In many countries it’s the top app in the Travel & Local section and it’s been featured by many blogs as one of the best Android apps of 2014.”