German automotive consortium owned HERE Maps has ended support for devices running Windows 10, the company said in a blog post; starting March 29, all HERE branded apps will be pulled down from the Windows 10 app store. HERE maps will continue to live on Windows Phone 8 devices, but the company stated explicitly that it will not be releasing new updates/features for any Windows Phone platform. In the past few months, HERE branded apps were live on Windows 10 devices using a workaround. The company said that ending support was Windows 10 was a business decision since the app needed developing from scratch. However, Windows 10 users can rely on the pre-installed version of Windows Maps app for navigation. According to the company, Windows Maps contains several HERE elements, since Microsoft in 2014 developed the app using assets it received from the HERE brand. HERE maps in India: After the Lumia brand found a sizable market in India, Nokia’s India division introduced a new venue-based map service called ‘HERE Venue’ in June 2013, which offered details specific to a venue including specific stores, product offers, floor levels, elevators and restrooms within a mall. In October 2013 it said that it would be launching a community mapping pilot program in India, wherein it would combine its industrial data collection methods with a crowd mapping initiative. Other developments from HERE: -In July 2015, German automakers Audi, Daimler AG and BMW AG bought Nokia’s digital mapping service Nokia HERE for about $2.7…
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