Last week, Nokia announced that they would be launching extending its mapping service to iOS with a new free app. Nokia's new HERE Maps app for iOS launched last night, promising offline mode, transit and walking directions: Features include: o Map views - Pick the map you need from map view, live traffic view, public transport line view or satellite view o Save map areas & wander without data coverage o Maps, search and place coverage for nearly 200 countries o Step-by-Step voice-guided walk navigation o Walk navigation through pedestrian routes, parks, alleyways, and more o Public transportation and driving directions The Verge spent some time with the new app, and came away with mixed impressions. Nokia's iOS map launch is significant due to the issues many users have had with Apple's Map application that ships with iOS 6. Apple's solution has drawn considerable criticism due to incomplete data and poor coverage in many areas. Nokai's HERE Maps is available as a free download from the App Store [iTunes link]. Article Link: Nokia Launches Free Mapping Alternative for iOS: 'HERE Maps'