Release Notes

May 2017 Release Notification

By Rebecca Amir | 08 May 2017

A series of enhancements and updates to the HERE Platform services are now available on our production environment. These enhancements are related to the following services:

JavaScript API, Geocoder API, Geocoder Autocomplete API, Traffic API, Data Lens, Public Transit API, Custom Route Extension, Custom Location Extension, Fleet Connectivity Extension, Platform Data Extension, Route Match Extension, Waypoints Sequence Extension and Mobile SDKs for Android and iOS.

The release is mainly a maintenance release.

Summary of enhancements:

  • Initial launch of Custom Route Extension
  • Geocoder: added support of new Armenia Intermediate Map
  • Major release of Public Transit API following refactoring of all endpoints to a new format.
  • Introduced new road layers in Platform Data Extension

Below you can find detailed information on these major improvements of the HERE Platform for Business services:


Custom Route Extension API

Version 1.0

  • CRE allows for calculating routes with custom deviations and preferences. The service is available through a routing interface that connects with the HLP Router for the standard route calculation, but provides custom routes while taking into account all custom data.
  • For more information, see the Custom Route Extension Developer's Guide

Geocoder API

Version 6.2.135

  • Added support of small municipalities for the district level of the administrative hierarchy in Peru.
  • Updated Armenia maps to include additional administrative levels and the local language.

Public Transit API

Version 3.0.0

This is a major release following refactoring of all endpoints to a new format. In other words, the API endpoint format have been changed from https://transit.api.here.com/metarouter/rest/routeservice/v2/<resource>
to:
://transit.api.here.com/v3/<resource>

Key changes are:

  • all endpoints now start with version, that is /v3/, followed by a resource name;
  • the versioning now applies to the whole API and not for individual endpoints;
  • the documentation versioning will correspond to the API versions.

However for now the coming releases will continue to support all deprecated endpoints (with old parameter names).


Custom Location Extension API

Version 2.1.1

  • Improved performance of the substring search expressions COL_NAME.indexOf("my_substring") >= 0 and COL_NAME.startsWith("my_prefix") for updatable layers.

Platform Data Extension API

Version 1.6.10

  • Introduced new layers ROAD_NAME_FC1 ... ROAD_NAME_FC5. This makes the NAMES column in the ROAD_GEOM_FCn layers obsolete.
  • The NAMES column in the ROAD_GEOM_FCn layers is deprecated and will be removed by May 2017.

The following services had new releases with minor changes:

  • Java Script API (Version 3.0.13.1)
  • Geocoder Autocomplete API (Version 6.2.135)
  • Traffic API (Version 6.0.63.0)
  • Data Lens (Version 2.4.0)
  • Fleet Connectivity Extension API (Version 1.3.1)
  • Route Match Extension API Version 2.1.14
  • Waypoints Sequence Extension API (Version 2.2.9)
  • HERE Android SDK Premium Edition (Version 3.3.1)
  • HERE iOS SDK Premium Edition (Version 3.3.1)

HERE Platform for Business Team