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NewsPoster May 5, 2014 07:00 AM
Nokia job listings suggest return to iOS, Android for Here maps
Nokia could be preparing a new version of its <a href=" ia.2520.tablet/" rel='nofollow'>Here</a> mapping app for iOS and Android. Two job postings spotted on LinkedIn are searching for Android and iOS developers to work on the company's Here teams, and could signal a return to the platforms after the company sold its mobile phone business to Microsoft for approximately <a href=" crosoft/" rel='nofollow'>$7.2 billion</a>.<br />
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The advertisements spotted <a href="" rel='nofollow'>by</a> <em>Nokia Power User</em> are for postings in Frankfurt, Schwalbach, and Berlin. <a href="" rel='nofollow'>One listing</a> asks specifically for an Android developer to work with the Community Mapping Product Team in the Here Core Platform Group to create an "entirely new type of community-driven mobile app targeting a global audience." The <a href="" rel='nofollow'>second</a> is looking for an "Android / iOS developer" that is fluent in the "latest Java capabilities and improvements" on both platforms, though they will report to the Here Platform for Business teams. <br />
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While a new mapping application could help Nokia in its post-acquisition state, the job listings could be interpreted to mean Nokia is looking to expand its mapping capabilities, creating an entire mapping suite with "advanced location-based services."<br />
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Nokia had previously made its Here maps available on iOS, pulling it <a href="" rel='nofollow'>late last year</a> over changes in iOS 7. It was thought to have been developing an Android version, though it has yet to be released.
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