Since the release of Windows 10 Mobile Microsoft is now also offering a build in Maps app for their users. The app is partly powered by Microsoft and by HERE, together it has almost all the cool features you have been used to from HERE Maps and HERE Drive from Windows Phone 8.1. There has been added better system integration, so that you can find your downloaded maps in the system settings of you phone now and of course it is a Universal Maps app which can be used on your PC, Tablet and Phone.
However, seems like there are a lot of users who want to continue to use the HERE app collection on their Windows smartphones and therefore a lot of complaints have been submitted lately about these services. The HERE team had responded to these complaints and explained that technical problems in the store and their services are the problem which prevents them from re-publishing their apps.
If you have been one of these users who were eagerly looking forward to the day on which these apps are available again, this is a good day for you. WindowsTeca has reported today that these apps are back in the store again and can be downloaded. Seems like the HERE Team has fixed the technical problems on their side and the apps are now working together with Microsoft’s store system again.
In Windows Phone 8.1 the HERE Apps Suite is a very essential services which is needed since Microsoft is not caring for a solid navigation and maps app on this version of their operating system. In Windows 10 Mobile on the other hand Microsoft is working together with HERE to bring the best experience possible to their own universal maps app. Do you think the HERE Maps app is still needed on Windows 10 Mobile? Drop me a comment below with your opinion on this and stay tuned for more Microsoft related news in the future.