Welcome to the Developer's Guide for the HERE SDK for Flutter, version 18.104.22.168 (Explore Edition). Here you can find all necessary information to start building immersive location-aware apps for iOS and Android today!
Due to the rapid development of Dart and Flutter also our HERE SDK APIs may change for new releases without prior notice or a deprecation process. We expect that this will happen only for rare exceptional cases - if at all. For the majority of cases the HERE SDK for Flutter will follow a deprecation process and upcoming breaking changes will be communicated via Release Notes and in the API Reference documentation.
The new HERE SDK for Flutter enables you to build powerful map applications for iOS and Android from a single codebase written in Dart. Bundled along with it are many HERE assets, available for customers to integrate with their own apps. It consumes data from the HERE platform incorporating microservices and highly modularized components. The HERE SDK for Flutter belongs to the HERE SDK product family, which also includes the HERE SDK for iOS and the HERE SDK for Android.
We have made the HERE SDK for Flutter available in two different editions:
A few of the premium features that are available exclusively as part of the Navigate Edition:
Both, the Explore Edition and the Navigate Edition, include the HERE Rendering Engine which offers visually appealing true 3D maps that provide a smooth map experience and highly performant map rendering tailored for high-end devices. Benefit from premium features such as multiple map view instances, an integrated tool chain for map customization, full 3D camera control and seamless map scheme switches.
Internally, each edition of the HERE SDK 4.x shares a set of common modules. For example, the
SearchEngine is part of a module that is used by all editions. Therefore, such functionality and the related APIs are the same for all editions. Other modules are exclusive for some editions. All features of the Explore Edition are also available for the Navigate Edition because the Navigate Edition includes all modules that are also integrated into the Explore Edition.
If you are still unsure what edition you should choose, try to answer the following questions:
A more detailed overview of the available features of this edition can be found in the feature list.
In addition, the 4.x version of the HERE SDK is available as Lite Edition, natively for iOS and Android, featuring a light-weighted map renderer optimized for older and less powerful devices. You can learn more about all available HERE SDKs on developer.here.com.