HERE maps and navigation app was launched in October last year, while the company had unveiled the app in 2012 but only for Android users.

Akin Android, the iOS users will be able to download and use the app for free. The app can store maps of up to 118 countries on the device and can browse the maps in the offline mode too. You need to be worry free if you don't have mobile data network.

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The application offers the option of public transport directions for pedestrians, the ability to pull in live traffic data when online, global voice-guided turn-by-turn navigation, real-time traffic information in 40 countries and quick comparisons between driving, public transport and walking routes for trip planning.

And this is not all, the app supports cross-device syncing which will enable users to save a point of interest on their iPhone and later retrieve the information when required on iPad.

The company also enthused a few enhancements to the maps for Comoros, Fiji, Gambia, Liberia, Djibouti, Eritrea, Madagascar, Sierra Leone and Somalia. The app users will also be able to see greater number of small in-land water bodies which were not included earlier.

By launching the app, Nokia has successfully taken on it's rival Google Maps. HERE was originally unveiled in 2012. In August 2014, app was launched for Samsung's flagship Galaxy range Android smartphones before the company decided to launch the beta version in Google Play Android app store

The company has started rolling out the updated version of HERE map app, it will still take some time to reach all users across the globe. HERE comes in at 60.4MB and can be downloaded from the iOS App Store for free.