Nokia’s back in November 2012, rebranded its mapping service as Here Maps, with the native iPhone and iPad application arriving soon after with maps for around 200 countries, voice-guided walking navigation, public transportation directions and offline capability.
Nokia released it here maps after apple removed default google maps app from iOS 6, and infamous iOS 6 mapgate debacle was known to everyone , so Nokia released it App Store. But after some day Google releases it native Maps App. After that everyone forgets Here Maps, Nokia didn’t even pushed an update after that. Now Nokia has pulled its app from App Store, citing reasons as “iOS 7 harms user experience”.
After pulling the app, Nokia spokesperson said in a written statement provided to Engadget:
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.
iPhone users can continue to use the mobile web version of HERE Maps under m.here.com, offering them location needs, such as search, routing, orientation, transit information and more, all completely free of charge.
Nokia didn’t specified how the user experience was harmed. May be Nokia thought that instead of pushing an iOS 7 update to the unusable App , pull the app.