Release Notes

December 2019 Release Highlights

By Raymond Camden | 17 January 2020

Welcome to the latest announcements for the HERE Location Suite (which also just so happens to be the first of 2020!) This post covers the D112 release of the HERE Location Suite.

This release includes updates of: Fleet Telematics API, Mobile SDKs for Android and iOS and Map Data for Mobile SDK. This release is mainly a maintenance release.

The release highlights are:

  • Two New Authentication Types for improved security
  • Toll system transponders support in Fleet Telematics API
  • New Mobile SDKs for Android and iOS with routing and navigation based on custom map data support, school zone warner, avoid countries during route construction and other improvements

You will find all API documentation on the Developer Portal.

For more detailed information about the major improvements of the HERE Location Suite Services and Products, see the sections below:

Fleet Telematics API (Version 3.0.26)

New features:

  • Routing avoid tunnels (activate e.g. by &mode=fastest;truck;traffic:disabled;tunnel:-2)
  • Specify which toll system transponders you have, to enjoy the cheaper tariffs (activate e.g. by &tollPass=SunPass,E-Z Pass)

HERE Android SDK

Starter Edition version 3.14:

  • SDK Starter edition Version 3.14 is deprecated. Only critical defects will be fixed in future releases.

Premium Edition version 3.14:

  • Added a warner that informs about school zone restrictions ahead
  • Implemented routing and navigation based on custom map data. The feature provides an opportunity to add private roads for your facilities, block road links that may be closed for short term construction works, etc. This is a Beta feature.
  • Added ability to use real-time traffic information during offline mode
  • Improved turn-by-turn navigation for trucks: added ability to get a distance to truck restrictions on a route during navigation
  • Allowed calculation of the distance to geofence within the offline mode
  • Added ability to retrieve current country information from geo-coordinates (like country code and measurement system)
  • Extended routing options with the possibility to avoid specific countries during route construction
  • Provided API to disable map marker jumping during dragging
  • Implemented resorting algorithm for list of points of map polygon to avoid self-intersection figure
  • Implemented font auto-resizing to fit fixed-size truck restriction icon

HERE iOS SDK

Starter Edition version 3.14:

  • Added support for new devices: iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPad 7
  • SDK Starter edition Version 3.14 is deprecated. Only critical defects will be fixed in future releases.

Premium Edition version 3.14:

  • Added support for new devices: iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPad 7
  • Added a warner that informs about school zone restrictions ahead
  • Implemented routing and navigation based on custom map data. The feature provides an opportunity to add private roads for your facilities, block road links that may be closed for short term construction works, etc. This is a Beta feature.
  • Added ability to use real-time traffic information during offline mode
  • Improved turn-by-turn navigation for trucks: added ability to get a distance to truck restrictions on a route during navigation
  • Allowed calculation of the distance to geofence within the offline mode
  • Added ability to retrieve current country information from geo-coordinates (like country code and measurement system)
  • Added a callback that informs about country border crossing
  • Extended routing options with the possibility to avoid specific countries during route construction
  • Provided API to disable map marker jumping during dragging
  • Implemented resorting algorithm for list of points of map polygon to avoid self-intersection figure
  • Added API to retrieve bounding box for map polygon
  • Implemented font auto-resizing to fit fixed-size truck restriction icon

The following services had new releases with minor changes:

  • Map Data for Mobile SDK Version 8.30.103.151 (December 2019)
  • Other HERE Location Services got support of a new way of authentication with an API Key or token.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

Announcing Two New Authentication Types:

  • Starting December 11, HERE has introduced the use of API Keys or OAuth 2.0 Tokens for improved security, as announced on our developer blog.
  • Existing accounts using APP CODE credentials will continue to be supported.
  • For HERE SDK for IOS & Android (Lite & Premium Edition), only APP CODE credentials are supported.
  • All other newly generated apps will require API Key or OAuth 2.0 Token credentials.

More detailed information about all authentication types for HERE services can be found at our Authentication and Authorization Developer Guide.

System status page now available

  • System status for HERE Location Services can be found at status.here.com. You can also use the system status API to check for any events impacting HERE services.