App of the Week – HERE
Published on October 20, 2014
Windows Phone users are no stranger to HERE maps - a fast, accurate mapping device which is always ready to use, even without an internet connection. Android users are now invited to the party with a new beta release of this popular app.
It's offline navigation (including turn-by-turn voice guidance) is certainly a leading feature of this maps app. There are maps available for download on 100 countries, and public transport maps available for over 800 cities in 40 countries.
Other unique features include the ability to pre-plan a journey on beta.here.com, personalize a map using "collections", and share your real-time location with friends via Glympse (which is private, secure, and safe.)
Oh, and don't worry - HERE also has live traffic info, making it a true competitor with Google Maps and Waze.