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  1. iamtim's Avatar
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    When I got my first WP8 device, the Nokia Beta apps were the cause of much heartache and battery drain. When I got my current 920 a couple of weeks ago, I instinctively nuked HERE Maps and HERE Drive just in case.

    Well, now I need a map app, heh.

    So, WPC readers, I ask you: HERE Maps or MapQuest? Or maybe another map app that I'm not familiar with?
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    I think you need to give HERE another shot, it's always done well for me, but I'll admit I don't have to use it that much cause only losers get lost in Iowa.

    Heck, it won't even let me use the commute function because I live too close to work..haha.
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    How has HERE left you wanting? I've encountered one or two instances where I was lead to the wrong place because of funky address formatting, but other than that it's been really solid. Hell, I finally used the Transit app today and it rocked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WhyFiNYC View Post
    How has HERE left you wanting?
    I... I didn't say it had?

    Back in November 2012 when I first got a WP8 phone, HERE Maps and Drive were in beta and causing all sorts of battery problems. I nuked and never used them. When I got my new 920 two weeks or so ago, having been on an iPhone for a few months, I nuked them both assuming the situation was the same.

    Now I find myself in need of a mapping app. So I'm asking for recommendations for one. :)
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    Why dont you re-download them again and givw a new try? Those battery problems back then with the beta were solved by disabling the backround task. I assume that is not needed anymore as its out of beta.

    I moved from Lumia 920 to Ativ S (way better battery), which left me looking for a navigation app. I bought GPS Voice navigation for 7 or something like that. Really good, you can use maps of you choise, google, bing, here etc. I download Nokia's maps to my device and it is true offline navigation. I love the app! But I dont think you need it, you can use Here drive! Btw, Here is now available for me too, but costs a lot, 35. I will be back to Nokia pretty soon I guess so Il get it for free then.
    Last edited by Loco5150; 08-16-2013 at 05:04 PM.
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    You should give Here Maps another go; it's worked great for me so far. If you find it still drains your battery, just block it from running in the background.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iamtim View Post
    I... I didn't say it had?
    Oh, so draining your battery wasn't something that left you wanting...? Got it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WhyFiNYC View Post
    Oh, so draining your battery wasn't something that left you wanting...? Got it.
    They never drained my battery; as I said in my first reply to you, the reply you quoted, "I nuked and never used them."
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    The battery drain issue was a bug that was fixed early on. Give HERE another try.
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    The software isn't in beta anymore.

    Give it another try.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iamtim View Post
    They never drained my battery; as I said in my first reply to you, the reply you quoted, "I nuked and never used them."
    Ah, so a reputation that you never personally confirmed is what left you wanting. Got it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WhyFiNYC View Post
    Ah, so a reputation that you never personally confirmed is what left you wanting. Got it.
    Dude, really? Why are you winding me up like this? Did I accidentally kick your puppy or something?

    II've never been left wanting because I've never needed a mapping app. Now I do, so I'm asking for recommendations. It's really as simple as that.
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    I also recommend the HERE Apps. They use the same maps as a source. I use them on my Samsung ATIV without issues. I also spent the money to unlock the global license. I think it was about $20. They have come quite the way since the beta versions.
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    Not that it much matters, but I'm giving MapQuest a try before I try the Nokia HERE stuff.

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