Here maps get a redesign and a new name ‘Here WeGo’

By : |July 29, 2016 0

Nokia’s Mapping business, Here which was acquired by a consortium of Geman carmakers last year, has been rebranded as ‘Here WeGo‘. Not only the name but many new features and design tweaks have also been added to the app.

HereWeGo is already available for Android and the new functionality will also be added to the upcoming iOS update, and its default web address will become herewego.here.com, the company said on its blog.

With the latest update, new transport options from car-sharing firm Car2Go are now added on the ‘Route Comparison’ screen of the app, besides the already existing car, public transit, cycling, and pedestrian options. These options will only be available in the cities where Car2Go operates and the new app provides you with an in-app option of booking a car on the spot as well.

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“We will be adding taxi information for more cities and more car sharing services over coming months,” the company said.

The rebranded app has also eliminated its ‘find a route’ icon and directly takes the user to choosing the mode of transport after selecting the desired destination. According to the company, this move will save users time by getting them straight to the primary function of the app.

The bicycle routing has also been improved with the update and now includes elevation profiles to judge the amount of effort required to reach the required destination.

The app has now been provided with a lighter colored background that aids readability as there is more information on the screen and also lets the new icons shine a little more.

The company’s Director of Consumer Experiences Patrick Weissert was quoted as saying on its official blog, “We’re in the midst of a massive change – a mobility revolution – and the new app reflects this.”

Most of the new features for the mobile apps will also be made available on company’s Web app soon.

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