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Jolla native app for HERE maps [subjective]

asked 2014-11-19 15:40:15 +0300

jotab14 gravatar image

updated 2014-11-19 16:46:54 +0300

HERE maps are "de-facto" standard for off-line navigation (personal view only). Based on previous decade long use of Ovi Maps (aka Nokia Maps) ;)

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I would rather say "Jolla native app for OSM maps".

ortylp ( 2014-11-20 15:13:01 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-11-19 16:31:00 +0300

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You can use OsmAnd - the de-facto standard for Android with Open-Street-Maps and Offline or Online Turn Navigation: works like a charm :)

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Thanks for sharing! Have been spoiled by HERE Map Android Beta. Unlimited global map downloads for off-line use. No charges for current beta version. However, accuracy and precision in Asia has been confirmed. Really the same quality as Ovi Maps. Not open source like OsmAnd.

jotab14 ( 2014-11-19 16:44:54 +0300 )edit
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answered 2014-11-19 16:45:39 +0300

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The Jolla Map application use Here as backend but due to license regulation its not allowed to use this offline.

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Thanks for the explanation!

jotab14 ( 2014-11-19 16:47:45 +0300 )edit

Where did you get these information from? What about changing the backend to use OSM instead?

schmittlauch ( 2014-11-20 11:16:54 +0300 )edit
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answered 2014-11-19 16:52:33 +0300

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updated 2014-11-19 16:52:59 +0300

Thanks to Sailfish OS's capability to run Android apps you can use HERE for Android beta. At least for now. Works like charm on my Jolla so I expect it to work like charm on Jolla Tablet too.

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Thanks, Oleksii. Much appreciated!

jotab14 ( 2014-11-19 16:55:22 +0300 )edit
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answered 2014-11-20 11:13:52 +0300

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updated 2014-11-20 11:16:05 +0300

Can you explain the license regulation which restricts offline use? Surely there is scope for renegotiation of licenses? Does anyone know if this capability will be on the newly announced Nokia tablet? Is this restriction to give Nokia an advantage over the competition? My reason for wanting a Jolla device is for native Jolla apps. If I wanted to run Google apps I would buy an Android.

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maybe you can convert this "answer" to a comment.

prometoys ( 2014-11-23 00:26:15 +0300 )edit

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