HERE SDK for Android (Starter Edition)

HERE Android SDK Developer's Guide

Feature List

The main features offered by the HERE Android SDK are listed below.

Note: The HERE Android SDK is designed for standalone Android APK development. If you plan to use the HERE SDK for platform-embedded app development (apps that ship with the device ROM), see Service Support to contact us for more details .


  • Dynamically download maps for more than 190 countries in over 60 languages
  • Map styles: normal street map, satellite map, transit map, and more
  • Touch gestures (including pan, flick, and pinch zoom)
  • Overlay objects on the map such as polylines, polygons, icons, and routes
  • Overlay custom raster tiles on the map (for example, to display heat maps)
  • Ability to render raster tiles and map objects interleaved within different map layers


  • Search through a broad set of geographical content across the globe (including streets, address points, and categorized places)
  • Search for a specific place or explore by categories
  • Access rich details for a Point of Interest from third-party content sources (including images, ratings, reviews, and editorials)
  • Perform geocoding and reverse geocoding lookups


  • Online Car and Pedestrian Route Directions
  • Specify preferred route type (fastest or shortest) and route options (such as avoiding toll roads, motorways, and parks)
  • Alternate routes