1. BluetoothFairy1's Avatar
    I noticed my here app lost its transparent tile and upon launch it warned me to use a newer version and wouldn't launch. Windows store doesn't even show the HERE app!!! Does it mean that a new UWP is coming out or did MSFT ditch HERE, god forbid?
    11-20-2015 08:08 PM
  2. bucfan11's Avatar
    the default "Maps" app that is preinstalled is "HERE" maps. I can not tell any difference between them, open "Maps" and click on "about". It says HERE Maps.
    11-20-2015 08:15 PM
  3. vEEP pEEP's Avatar
    what about for driving navigation?

    does maps keep your favourites from HERE?

    Thanks,

    Mr. V
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    11-20-2015 08:24 PM
  4. BluetoothFairy1's Avatar
    the default "Maps" app that is preinstalled is "HERE" maps. I can not tell any difference between them, open "Maps" and click on "about". It says HERE Maps.
    I do see one big difference. Windows maps uses favorites you have added in Cortana's notebook and not those from your HERE accnt. But it appears that windows uses HERE maps as its data source. It used the same download map file.
    11-21-2015 05:41 AM
  5. BluetoothFairy1's Avatar
    what about for driving navigation?

    does maps keep your favourites from HERE?

    Thanks,

    Mr. V
    Nope. Not for me. Windows maps uses as your favorites any location you have added in Cortana, under her Places section of her notebook.
    HERE has its own library when you sign up into it using the old Nokia accnt.s fast as I can tell they don't sync.🙁
    Last edited by BluetoothFairy1; 11-21-2015 at 05:56 AM.
    11-21-2015 05:44 AM
  6. BluetoothFairy1's Avatar
    UPDATE: I just found out that HERE Drive + is busted too!!! The app actually starts but lost access to the GPS sensor. Oh this is bad!

    I do hope this is not the end of HERE on Windows
    11-21-2015 05:48 AM
  7. bucfan11's Avatar
    You can use "Maps" for navigation too. It is identical to HERE Drive. While I did not use favorites on my Nokia account I do use them on Cortana so it is better for me. Just to be clear here MS Maps is a clone of HERE Maps and HERE Drive.
    11-21-2015 08:12 PM
  8. BluetoothFairy1's Avatar
    You can use "Maps" for navigation too. It is identical to HERE Drive. While I did not use favorites on my Nokia account I do use them on Cortana so it is better for me. Just to be clear here MS Maps is a clone of HERE Maps and HERE Drive.
    Windows maps is not even close. Although it is the same offline mapping file, it is a bare bones app.
    You cannot adjust speed limit warnings for highways and school zones, you cannot tweak navigation routes to avoid tollways, etc., you cannot set up your commute as a live tile to glance at your traffic every morning as I did until yesterday. HERE was awesome. Windows maps reminds me of the time when Apple released their first maps, half baked...
    11-21-2015 09:13 PM
  9. bucfan11's Avatar
    I never used those features, did not know they were there but you are correct. I am fine with MS Maps but if I do not need additional features. Has anyone heard when HERE will be back in Windows store?
    11-22-2015 06:25 PM

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