Great for exploring new places
Nokia has updated its HERE Maps software to include LiveSight augmented reality. The update is now live and can be installed for compatible devices from the Windows Phone app store.
Using LiveSight, Nokia HERE Maps provides an overlay of interest points based on your current location. The 3D interface, which can be likened to Google Street View, shows small icons for things like restaurants, cafes, museums and photo opportunities – basically anything that would show up on your 2D version of HERE Maps.
Another nice addition to LiveSIght is the compass, which shows the direction that you’re facing in to assist with navigation. Previously LiveSight has only been available as part of the Nokia City Lens app, but it can now be used with the customisable Nokia HERE Maps.
While Nokia’s HERE apps are intended for use on the Nokia Lumia range, they are also available for other Windows Phone handsets and iOS. There’s also a browser-based version of HERE maps, so you can give it a go on Android and BlackBerry devices (as well as various desktop browsers) by visiting m.here.net on your device.