Release Notes

July 2018 Release Notification

By Rebecca Amir | 06 July 2018

This month's updates to the HERE Platform services include a balanced mode in truck routing and scooter routing as a new beta function of the SDK.

Updates are related to the following services: Geocoder API, Geocoder Autocomplete API, Routing API, Traffic API, Places API, Mobile SDKs for Android and iOS and Map Data.

Summary

  • Basic Environmental Zones support in Routing
  • Balanced mode and fast speed profile in Truck Routing
  • New HERE Mobile SDK release
  • New HERE Platform Self-hosted Q2/2018 release.

Routing API

Version 7.2.94

  • Added environmental zones to supported zone types
  • Improved support for balanced mode in truck routing
  • Introduced the fast speed profile feature for trucks
  • Introduced a new resource for querying supported routing zones.

HERE Android SDK

Starter Edition version 3.8

  • No new features were added in this release.

Premium Edition version 3.8

  • Added a new cartographic POI category for EV Charging Stations
  • Added scooter routing as a new beta feature. Scooter routes are optimized for scooter and motorbikes by avoiding highway and having less impact in time-to-arrival than car routes when traveling through an area with high traffic.
  • Added turn-by-turn navigation support (beta) for scooter routes
  • We support extended maximum zoom level as a beta feature. This is turned off by default. Once turned on, maximum zoom level is extended to zoom level 23
  • Added the ability to query for the estimated data size of selected area or route before prefetching
  • Added support for displaying drop shadows on polylines
  • Added the ability to retrieve the URI of a venue space's icon.

Note: This is the last release where offline routing supports on demand map data downloads. Starting from the next release, map data must be downloaded before handed for offline routing to work properly.

HERE iOS SDK


Starter Edition version 3.8

  • No new features were added in this release

Premium Edition version 3.8

  • Added new carto POI category for EV Charging Stations
  • Added scooter routing as a new beta feature. Scooter routes are optimized for scooter and motorbikes by avoiding highway and having less impact in time-to-arrival than car routes when traveling through an area with high traffic
  • Added turn-by-turn navigation support for scooter route
  • We support extended maximum zoom level as a beta feature. This is turned off by default. Once turned on, maximum zoom level is extended to zoom level 23.
  • Added the ability to query for the estimated data size of selected area or route before prefetching
  • Added support for displaying drop shadows on polylines
  • Added the ability to retrieve the URI of a venue space's icon.

Note: This is the last release where offline routing supports on demand map data downloads. Starting from the next release, map data must be downloaded before handed for offline routing to work properly.

Map Data for Mobile SDK

Version 8.30.84.156 (June 2018)

  • Inclusion of basic Scouter routing attributes for routing use cases.
  • Speed limit changes in France
  • Fixed issue with shown private petrol station POIs
  • Fixed issue with casino POI categorized as amusement-park
  • Fixed issue with missing Town names in South Africa when zoomed out

The following services had new releases with minor changes:

  • Geocoder API (Version 6.2.161)
  • Geocoder Autocomplete API (Version 6.2.161)
  • Traffic API (Version 6.0.75.1)
  • Places API (Version 2.63.0)