Release Notes

April 2018 Release Notification

By Rebecca Amir | 16 April 2018

This month’s updates include a new release of the HERE Mobile SDK, and extended support for common street abbreviations in the Geocoder API.

Updates are related to the following services: Geocoder API, Geocoder Autocomplete API, Routing API, Places API, Positioning API, Custom Location Extension, Custom Route Extension, Geofencing Extension, Platform Data Extension, Route Match Extension, Toll Cost Extension, Waypoint Sequence Extension, Mobile SDKs for Android and iOS and Mobile SDK User Interface (UI) kit.

Summary of updates:

  • Geocoder API extended common street abbreviations support in queries for another 4 countries
  • Enhanced support of Ireland postal codes in Geocoder Autocomplete API and Places API
  • New HERE Mobile SDK release
  • HERE Mobile SDK User Interface (UI) kit update
  • New HERE Platform Self-hosted Q1/2018 release

Below, you can find detailed information on these major improvements of the HERE Location Suite services:

Geocoder API

Version 6.2.155

  • Improvements to support common street abbreviations in queries in the Baltic countries Estonia and Lithuania, as well as in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Geocoder Autocomplete API

Version 6.2.155

  • Changes have been made for Ireland to return postal codes in suggestions for addresses.

Routing API

Version 7.2.91

  • We introduced the Avoid Turns feature which enables computation of routes avoiding complex U-turns.
  • We introduced Route ID feature in CalculateMatrix which enables reconstruction of routes summarized in matrix entries.
  • We added support for a vehicle type in Traffic Restrictions to avoid car routes being affected by truck specific traffic events.
  • We fixed an issue of pedestrian maneuvers being provided in the truck routing mode.

Places API

Version 2.60.0

Map Data updates (January 2018), including:

  • HERE Core map data (administrative units, cities, roads, point addresses and extended postal codes)
  • New feature: Enhanced support for Republic of Ireland postal codes

Positioning API

Version 1.5.0

  • We added a new optional client element in the locate request body. The information about the client hardware and software can be used to further improve the positioning service quality

HERE Android SDK

Starter Edition version 3.7:

Premium Edition version 3.7:

  • Street Level Imagery is now marked as a deprecated feature and is no longer available for evaluation. Customers using Street Level Imagery in deployed applications may continue to use the feature. Please contact your HERE representative for more details.
  • We added support for the arm64-v8a architecture.
  • Added Map Data Prefetching as a beta feature. This feature allows users to download map data by specifying a route or a bounding box, rather than by a region using the map loader, or by panning the map.
  • Added the ability to customize route outline colors.
  • Extended options to configure voice guidance prompts.
  • We have changed the map display so that the HERE logo is not displayed when the logo size takes up more than 1/8 of the screen width or screen height.
  • We deprecated extended Venue Zoom Level support as higher zoom levels are now supported in the map view when a venue is selected.

HERE iOS SDK

Starter Edition version 3.7:

  • Added support for restricting the results returned by Autosuggest. By default, Autosuggest will return address, place, category, chain and query results. Using the "result_type" parameter, the client can request that only a subset of these are returned.

Premium Edition version 3.7:

  • Street Level Imagery is now marked as a deprecated feature and is no longer available for evaluation. Customers using Street Level Imagery in deployed applications may continue to use the feature. Please contact your HERE representative for more details.
  • Added Map Data Prefetching as a beta feature. This feature allows users to download map data by specifying a route or a bounding box, rather than by a region using the map loader, or by panning the map.
  • Added the ability to customize route outline colors.
  • Added support for software rendering the map to bitmaps when running in the background. For more information, see NMAMapView softwareRenderToBitmap.
  • Added the ability to manually request traffic updates using a set of geocoordinates and a radius.
  • Extended options to configure voice guidance prompts.
  • We changed the map display so that the HERE logo is not displayed when the logo size takes up more than 1/8 of the screen width or screen height.
  • We deprecated extended Venue Zoom Level support as higher zoom levels are now supported in the map view when a venue is selected.

HERE Mobile SDK User Interface (UI) kit Version 1.3.0

  • Accessibility support for iOS and Android (fully localized)
  • More than 100 bugfixes and improvements

Download the zip packages here:

The following services had new releases with minor changes:

  • Custom Location Extension (Version 2.5.4)
  • Custom Route Extension (Version 2.5.4)
  • Geofencing Extension (Version 2.5.4)
  • Fleet Connectivity Extension (Version 1.3.10)
  • Platform Data Extension (Version 1.6.20)
  • Route Match Extension (Version 2.5.4)
  • Toll Cost Extension (Version 2.5.4)
  • Waypoint Sequence Extension (Version 3.0.10)