Release Notes

We are pleased to announce the availability of version 4.12.1.0 (Navigate Edition) of the new HERE SDK for Flutter.

This is a stable release. We are constantly working on new features, stabilizing APIs, improving our KPIs, and evaluating your feedback.

Changes

This section documents major changes to this release that may require you to update your applications.

Version 4.12.1.0

New Features

  • EV routing: Added PostAction.chargingDetails to get ChargingActionDetails, which supports additional parameters for EV charging such as arrivalChargeInKilowattHours and targetChargeInKilowattHours. The latter indicates the kWh level to which a vehicle's battery should be charged at a stop.
  • Added support for our new web-based unified HERE Style Editor that is available on the HERE platform. With the HERE Style Editor you can create highly customizable map styles. Note that custom map styles that have been made with the legacy desktop editor need to be migrated to the new HERE Style Editor format. Get in touch with your HERE representative to convert your existing styles. The HERE Style Editor is available via self-serve on the HERE platform.
  • Replaced MapScene.Layers with a more flexible solution: All map layers can now be enabled or disabled as MapFeatures specifying one ore more MapFeatureModes. Pass a map of key / value pairs to the new MapScene method void enableFeatures(Map<String, String> features). Hide a layer via void disableFeatures(List<String> features). Query supported map features via Map<String, List<String>> getSupportedFeatures() and check currently active map features with Map<String, String> getActiveFeatures(). Note that this is a beta release of this feature.
  • Guidance: Added EXIT_ROUNDABOUT as first maneuver when starting in a roundabout.
  • This version of the HERE SDK is delivered with map data version 47.
  • Added a simplified way to initialize the HERE SDK manually. Using the default automatic initialization is still possible, but has been deprecated. Added SDKNativeEngine.makeSharedInstance() to safely initialize a shared instance of the SDKNativeEngine. Calling this method also gracefully destroys any previous instance (if any). In order to deactivate auto-init, it is also required to remove credentials from AndroidManifest or plist and to set them instead via SDKOptions. As a result, the HERE SDK SDK will not be created automatically at startup.
  • Search: Added TextQuery.includeChains and TextQuery.excludeChains that support search filtering by adding a list of PlaceChain items. More information on chain IDs that correlate to specific places such as shops or stores can be found here.
  • Added map layer options for truck related vehicle restrictions. Added class MapContentSettings to Navigate variant, with the following methods: void filterVehicleRestrictions(TruckSpecifications truckSpecifications, List<HazardousMaterial> hazardousMaterials, TunnelCategory tunnelCategory) void resetVehicleRestrictionFilter() which controls filtering of displayed vehicle restrictions on the map when the MapScene.Layers.VEHICLE_RESTRICTIONS layer is visible. Note that this is a beta release of this feature.

API Changes - Breaking

  • Removed the previously deprecated DynamicRoutingEngineListener. User instead DynamicRoutingListener.

API Changes - Deprecations

  • In rare cases an application using the HERE SDK may crash due to a Storage.LevelDB error or the initialization of the HERE SDK may fail with a failedToLockCacheFolder error. Added the class 'LockingProcess' and related functionality to prevent such crashes.
  • Deprecated all constants defined in MapScene.Layers. Instead of using those constants with MapScene.setLayerVisibility(), use the newly introduced MapScene.enableFeatures() and MapScene.disableFeatures() with the constants from MapFeatures and MapFeatureModes. Note that unlike layer visibility state, a map feature state is reset on loadScene().
  • Online RoutingEngine: Deprecated RoadFeatures.DIFFICULT_TURNS. Use instead RoadFeatures.U_TURNS.

Resolved Issues

  • The response time to calculate routes with the RoutingEngine has been heavily improved.

Known Issues

  • Navigation: Outlines for MapPolyline lines can show a minimal gap at certain zoom levels. As a workaround use a round LineCap style.
  • MapDownloader: The sizeOnDiskInBytes property of Region and InstalledRegion slightly differs.
  • By default, MapScene.Layers.trafficFlow is no longer visible on the map. This is a license issue which affects all Navigate and Explore Edition users. Please contact us and ask for a HERE SDK license update to get traffic flow data. Your credentials will then be enabled to get access. Explore users can go directly to developer.here.com (instead of the HERE platform self-serve portal) as only the self-serve portal is affected.
  • The jamFactor indicating TrafficSpeed is currently calculated linear without taking road types and other parameters into account.
  • Currently, Flutter 3.0 is not yet supported due to a known issue with platform views. We are awaiting a possible fix for the Flutter engine.
  • MapViewPin instances do not disappear after tilting and panning the map far away: The pins still show up above the horizon.
  • MapDownloader: It is not possible to delete a Region when another download was interrupted. Workaround: The app needs to be restarted.
  • When a feature configuration is applied, then the MapDownloader does not accurately show the updated size of a Region. This does not affect the actual size on disk.
  • Using JunctionViewLaneAssistance can slow down the time until guidance starts when no suitable map data is available in the cache.
  • An unexpected large number of mountain peak labels is present on the map of USA, which reduces map readability and to a smaller extent performance.
  • MapPolyline instances ignore alpha color settings and will appear fully opaque.
  • Flutter's hot restart feature does not work when the map is moved. This results in an application freeze.
  • An inner city Route for trucks carrying dangerous goods may not result in an error message.
  • RoutingEngine: The route import feature via a list of Locations cannot be used yet commercially and requires custom access credentials. Please contact your sales representative to get access.
  • Offline maps: When the same Region is downloaded multiple times, then multiple attempts to download the data are being made instead of answering with an error that a download for this Region is already in progress.

Changes from Previous Releases

This section documents major changes from past releases. We encourage you to use the latest release, 4.12.1.0.

Version 4.12.0.0

New Features

  • We have launched a web-based HERE Style Editor to create custom map styles. The editor will be available for use with the upcoming release of HERE SDK 4.12.1.0.
  • This version of the HERE SDK is delivered with map data version 45.

API Changes - Breaking

  • Removed previously deprecated MapScene.setLayerState(String layerName, MapSceneLayerState newState). Use MapScene.setLayerVisibility(...) instead. Removed previously deprecated enum MapSceneLayerState, use VisibilityState instead.
  • Removed the previously deprecated MapCamera.animateToAreaWithGeoOrientationAndViewRectangle(GeoBox target, GeoOrientationUpdate orientation, Rectangle2D viewRectangle, int durationInMs) method. Use one of the other available methods instead.
  • The style for MapScheme.normalNight has been updated to improve readability: Increased brightness, saturation and contrast and reduced the number of different color tones.
  • A new web-based unified HERE Style Editor was made available on the HERE platform. The editor will be available for use with the upcoming release of HERE SDK 4.12.1.0. It is compatible with the Maps API for JavaScript (JSAPI) and the HERE SDK. Custom map styles that have been made with the legacy desktop editor need to be migrated to the new HERE Style Editor format. Get in touch with your HERE representative to discuss potential style updates until then. HERE SDK 4.12.0.0 is the last release that supports the old desktop format.
  • Instantiation of VenueEngine requires now to catch a InstantiationErrorException.
  • Monthly active users (MAU) are no longer counted when the HERE SDK is initialized. Instead, only usage counts, for example, when a MapView is shown, or when any engine like SearchEngine, RoutingEngine or any other engine - including MapDownloader, RoutePrefetcher, Navigator and VisualNavigator (for users of the Navigate Edition) - is instantiated. If credentials are changed at runtime, then usage is counted again.

API Changes - Deprecations

  • Deprecated Accomodation, AccomodationHotelMotel and AccomodationLodging constants in PlaceCategory. Use the newly added Accommodation, AccommodationHotelMotel and AccommodationLodging constants instead.
  • The MapLoaderError.tooManyRequests error code has been renamed and deprecated. Use instead the newly introduced MapLoaderError.requestLimitReached error code.

Resolved Issues

  • Fixed backwards movement of LocationIndicator for VisualNavigator when spans with zero length were present in a Route.
  • Fixed redundant U-turn maneuvers that can happen sometimes for bicycle routes that have been created with the OfflineRoutingEngine.
  • Calling SpatialManeuverAudioCuePanning.startPanning(null) does now work correctly. It is no longer necessary to call the method with CustomPanningData(null, null, null) as parameter as workaround.

Known Issues

  • Navigation: Outlines for MapPolyline lines can show a minimal gap at certain zoom levels. As a workaround use a round LineCap style.
  • MapDownloader: The sizeOnDiskInBytes property of Region and InstalledRegion slightly differs.
  • By default, MapScene.Layers.trafficFlow is no longer visible on the map. This is a license issue which affects all Navigate and Explore Edition users. Please contact us and ask for a HERE SDK license update to get traffic flow data. Your credentials will then be enabled to get access. Explore users can go directly to developer.here.com (instead of the HERE platform self-serve portal) as only the self-serve portal is affected.
  • The jamFactor indicating TrafficSpeed is currently calculated linear without taking road types and other parameters into account.
  • Currently, Flutter 3.0 is not yet supported due to a known issue with platform views. We are awaiting a possible fix for the Flutter engine.
  • MapViewPin instances do not disappear after tilting and panning the map far away: The pins still show up above the horizon.
  • MapDownloader: It is not possible to delete a Region when another download was interrupted. Workaround: The app needs to be restarted.
  • When a feature configuration is applied, then the MapDownloader does not accurately show the updated size of a Region. This does not affect the actual size on disk.
  • MapPolyline instances ignore alpha color settings and will appear fully opaque.
  • Flutter's hot restart feature does not work when the map is moved. This results in an application freeze.
  • An inner city Route for trucks carrying dangerous goods may not result in an error message.
  • RoutingEngine: The route import feature via a list of Locations cannot be used yet commercially and requires custom access credentials. Please contact your sales representative to get access.
  • Offline maps: When the same Region is downloaded multiple times, then multiple attempts to download the data are being made instead of answering with an error that a download for this Region is already in progress.

Version 4.11.4.0

New Features

  • Positioning: Added LocationTechnology to indicate the technology or the provider of a location update that was received with the LocationEngine. Added optional locationTechnology field to Location class. Added optional gnssTime to Location class to provide another time format at which a location was determined.
  • This version of the HERE SDK is delivered with map data version 44.
  • Navigation: Enhanced the MapMatchedLocation class with segmentReference, segmentOffset and confidence - which ranges between 0 (poor accuracy) and 1 (best accuracy). Added localId and tilePartition_id to SegmentReference. SegmentReference is released as a beta feature to support upcoming features.
  • A Route contains now indexes for traffic incidents: Added getTrafficIncidentIndexes() to Span. The indexes are related to the traffic incidents in the parent Section. This helps to find the exact positions of traffic incidents on a route.
  • EV routing: Added availableConnectorCount to EVChargingStation. It represents the number of available physical connectors at a charging station.
  • Added support for spatial audio maneuver notifications during navigation that allow to adjust the stereo panorama of the text-to-speech in real-time. This happens based on the maneuver location in relation to a driver sitting in a vehicle. Added SpatialManeuverNotificationListener and SpatialManeuverAzimuthListener. The first listener triggers notifications when spatial maneuvers are available. Meanwhile, the second one delivers SpatialTrajectoryData: It contains the next azimuth angle to be used and it indicates wether the spatial audio trajectory has finished or not. Added SpatialManeuver data, which contains the required data to spatialize the audio cues and SpatialManeuverAudioCuePanning to create the designed spatial audio maneuvers. It takes CustomPanningData as argument to startPanning() - this allows not only to update the estimatedAudioCueDuration of the SpatialManeuver but also to customize its initialAzimuthInDegrees and sweepAzimuthInDegrees properties.
  • Added setGeoCoordinates() and getGeoCoordinates() to Metadata.

API Changes - Breaking

  • Aligned the return value of PickTrafficIncidentResult.originalId to return a String instead of an integer.
  • Indoor Maps: It is now required to set a HRN value in order to use the VenueService. Added the setHrn() method to VenueService to set the HRN value for a platform catalog to fetch only the data for which an app is authorized. Internally, the HERE SDK renders indoor map data now in a new indoor map data format (MOM) which requires the HRN value. The visual representation of indoor map data is almost the same as before - except that the styling of selected indoor map features has been updated.
  • Positioning: It is no longer necessary to add the previously required Android permission ACTIVITY_RECOGNITION. The permission can be removed - if it is not used otherwise by an application.
  • Removed the IndoorRoutingEngine as indoor routing is no longer supported for venues.
  • The zoom level behavior of the MapCamera has been aligned: Internally, the HERE SDK calculates now a zoom level with a pixel scale as reference instead of ppi. As a result, when a zoom level is set, the MapView is zoomed in a bit less than previously. Note that this affects only the zoom level and not the camera's distance setting to earth. In addition, the maximum zoom level has been increased from 22 to 23.

Resolved Issues

  • Fixed an issue with maneuver notification updates during navigation.
  • Navigation: Fixed handling of truck speed limits on limited access roads for some countries.
  • offlineRoutingEngine.returnToRoute() now properly updates the departure and arrival times of the resulting Route.
  • Fixed offlineRoutingEngine.returnToRoute() when it returns to a section after the first one.
  • A Route created with the RoutingEngine differentiates now between sections for stops and sections created due to a transport mode change: The waypointIndex of the first departure place and the last arrival place are now set according to the waypoints indexes.
  • GPX coordinates are now explicitly converted to degrees in a GPXDocument before writing to a file.
  • Fixed crash in VisualNavigator: Each incoming maneuver refers now to its polyline as derived from its own section. Previously, all the maneuvers referred to the current section polyline.

Known Issues

  • Navigation: Outlines for MapPolyline lines can show a minimal gap at certain zoom levels. As a workaround use a round LineCap style.
  • When using the new keyboard animations introduced with Flutter 2.10.2 the map view might blink in pink during the animation on iOS devices.
  • MapDownloader: The sizeOnDiskInBytes property of Region and InstalledRegion slightly differs.
  • By default, MapScene.Layers.trafficFlow is no longer visible on the map. This is a license issue which affects all Navigate and Explore Edition users. Please contact us and ask for a HERE SDK license update to get traffic flow data. Your credentials will then be enabled to get access. Explore users can go directly to developer.here.com (instead of the HERE platform self-serve portal) as only the self-serve portal is affected.
  • The jamFactor indicating TrafficSpeed is currently calculated linear without taking road types and other parameters into account.
  • Currently, Flutter 3.0 is not yet supported due to a known issue with platform views. We are awaiting a possible fix for the Flutter engine.
  • MapViewPin instances do not disappear after tilting and panning the map far away: The pins still show up above the horizon.
  • MapDownloader: It is not possible to delete a Region when another download was interrupted. Workaround: The app needs to be restarted.
  • When a feature configuration is applied, then the MapDownloader does not accurately show the updated size of a Region. This does not affect the actual size on disk.
  • MapPolyline instances ignore alpha color settings and will appear fully opaque.
  • Flutter's hot restart feature does not work when the map is moved. This results in an application freeze.
  • An inner city Route for trucks carrying dangerous goods may not result in an error message.
  • Calling SpatialManeuverAudioCuePanning.startPanning(null) does not work correctly. Instead, call the method with CustomPanningData(null, null, null) as parameter.
  • RoutingEngine: The route import feature via a list of Locations cannot be used yet commercially and requires custom access credentials. Please contact your sales representative to get access.
  • Offline maps: When the same Region is downloaded multiple times, then multiple attempts to download the data are being made instead of answering with an error that a download for this Region is already in progress.

Version 4.11.3.0

New Features

  • ManeuverViewLaneAssistance is now guaranteed to support left-hand and right-hand driving countries. No API change involved.
  • Added class PickTrafficIncidentResult containing all data of a picked traffic incident. Added PickMapContentResult.trafficIncidents property for retrieving picked traffic incidents.
  • This version of the HERE SDK is delivered with map data version 41.
  • Added MapCamera.lookAt(GeoCoordinates, MapMeasure) and MapCamera.lookAt(GeoCoordinates, GeoOrientationUpdate, MapMeasure).
  • Added sdk.transport.TruckSpecifications as replacement for the deprecated sdk.routing.TruckSpecifications.

API Changes - Breaking

  • By default, the RoutePrefetcher prefetched map data around a location with a radius of 10 km. This was reduced to 2 km.

API Changes - Deprecations

  • Deprecated sdk.routing.TruckSpecifications class. Use 'sdk.transport.TruckSpecifications' instead.
  • Deprecated MapCamera.lookAt(GeoCoordinates, double) and MapCamera.lookAt(GeoCoordinates, GeoOrientationUpdate, double). Use instead the newly added lookAt() methods to set a MapMeasure, which allows now to specify if distance, scale or zoom level should be changed.
  • Added EVTruckOptions.truck_specifications as replacement for the deprecated EVTruckOptions.specifications.
  • Added TruckOptions.truck_specifications as replacement for deprecated TruckOptions.specifications.
  • Deprecated TruckOptions.specifications. Use TruckOptions.truck_specificationsinstead.
  • Deprecated EVTruckOptions.specifications. Use EVTruckOptions.truck_specificationsinstead.

Resolved Issues

  • Fixed: SafetyCameraWarning notifications are repeated too often. The notifications for the safety cameras ahead are now given only once.
  • Fixed a random crash for RoutePrefetcher that happend after route deviation.

Known Issues

  • Navigation: Outlines for MapPolyline lines can show a minimal gap at certain zoom levels. As a workaround use a round LineCap style.
  • When using the new keyboard animations introduced with Flutter 2.10.2 the map view might blink in pink during the animation on iOS devices.
  • MapDownloader: The sizeOnDiskInBytes property of Region and InstalledRegion slightly differs.
  • The jamFactor indicating TrafficSpeed is currently calculated linear without taking road types and other parameters into account.
  • MapViewPin instances cannot be removed after tilting and panning the map.
  • Sometimes, turn-by-turn maneuver instructions on a highway result in "left fork" or right fork" instructions instead of just "continue on highway".
  • When a feature configuration is applied, then the MapDownloader does not accurately show the updated size of a Region. This does not affect the actual size on disk.
  • MapPolyline instances ignore alpha color settings and will appear fully opaque.
  • Flutter's hot restart feature does not work when the map is moved. This results in an application freeze.
  • An inner city Route for trucks carrying dangerous goods may not result in an error message.
  • RoutingEngine: The route import feature via a list of Locations cannot be used yet commercially and requires custom access credentials. Please contact your sales representative to get access.
  • Offline maps: When the same Region is downloaded multiple times, then multiple attempts to download the data are being made instead of answering with an error that a download for this Region is already in progress.
  • By default, MapScene.Layers.trafficFlow is no longer visible on the map. This is a license issue which affects all Navigate and Explore Edition users. Please contact us and ask for a HERE SDK license update to get traffic flow data. Your credentials will then be enabled to get access. Explore users can go directly to developer.here.com (instead of the HERE platform self-serve portal) as only the self-serve portal is affected.

Version 4.11.2.0

New Features

  • Extended feature configurations: 3D landmarks can now be enabled or disabled as feature. Added the value "LANDMARKS3D" that can be specified in the _AndroidManifest/Plist for the "com.here.sdk.feature_configuration"/"FeatureConfiguration" key.
  • Added offline support for 3D landmarks. When the MapScene.Layers.landmarks is set to be visible, landmarks will be also visible offline when enough map data was loaded into the cache - or when the corresponding Region was downloaded.
  • OfflineRoutingEngine: Added support for Waypoint.sideOfStreetHint.
  • Added RoutePrefetcher.prefetchAroundLocation() which prefetches map data within a circle of radius 10 km of around a location. It is recommended to call this method once before starting navigation for a smooth user experience.
  • Added method setCustomOptions() to RoutingEngine which allows adding custom options to each routing query. Use this feature at your own risk to experiment with Routing API v8 backend features that are not yet supported by the HERE SDK.

API Changes - Breaking

  • Moved class com.here.sdk.routing.RoutePrefetcher to com.here.sdk.prefetcher.RoutePrefetcher.
  • Offline maps: Before downloading or deleting a Region, it is required to call getDownloadableRegions() - only if a map update was performed beforehand. As a recommendation: Once MapUpdater has completed an update process, call getDownloadableRegions() to internally update the list of available Region data.

API Changes - Deprecations

  • SearchEngine: Deprecated existing constructors of TextQuery and CategoryQuery. Use newly added constructors taking TextQuery.Area and CategoryQuery.Area instead.
  • Deprecated Section.departureTime and Section.arrivalTime properties. Use Section.departureLocationTime and Section.arrivalLocationTime properties instead. Added LocationTime class which provides the local time, UTC time and the UTC offset, including DST time variations.
  • Deprecated MapViewBase.pickMapFeatures(Rectangle2D, MapViewBase.PickMapFeaturesCallback), HereMapController.pickMapFeatures(Rectangle2D, MapViewBase.PickMapFeaturesCallback), MapViewBase.PickMapFeaturesCallback, PickMapFeaturesResult. Use instead the newly introduced MapViewBase.pickMapContent(Rectangle2D, MapViewBase.PickMapContentCallback), MapView.pickMapContent(Rectangle2D, MapViewBase.PickMapContentCallback), MapViewBase.PickMapContentCallback, PickMapContentResult.

Resolved Issues

  • Fixed failing traffic incident queries for TrafficEngine.
  • Fixed incorrectly reported SpeedLimit notifications for trucks that happened in some situations.
  • OfflineRoutingEngine: Fixed unnecessary detours that happened when waypoints are close to junctions.
  • ManeuverNotificationOptions.enableHighwayExit is now considered when notifications are received by ManeuverNotificationListener.
  • Bus routes may not be fully accurate and the TransportMode of such routes is incorrectly changed to car. Fixed value returned by the getSectionTransportMode() method of a Section for bus routes.

Known Issues

  • Navigation: Outlines for MapPolyline lines can show a minimal gap at certain zoom levels. As a workaround use a round LineCap style.
  • When using the new keyboard animations introduced with Flutter 2.10.2 the map view might blink in pink during the animation on iOS devices.
  • MapDownloader: The sizeOnDiskInBytes property of Region and InstalledRegion slightly differs.
  • The jamFactor indicating TrafficSpeed is currently calculated linear without taking road types and other parameters into account.
  • MapViewPin instances cannot be removed after tilting and panning the map.
  • Sometimes, turn-by-turn maneuver instructions on a highway result in "left fork" or right fork" instructions instead of just "continue on highway".
  • When a feature configuration is applied, then the MapDownloader does not accurately show the updated size of a Region. This does not affect the actual size on disk.
  • SafetyCameraWarning notifications are repeated too often.
  • MapPolyline instances ignore alpha color settings and will appear fully opaque.
  • Flutter's hot restart feature does not work when the map is moved. This results in an application freeze.
  • An inner city Route for trucks carrying dangerous goods may not result in an error message.
  • RoutingEngine: The route import feature via a list of Locations cannot be used yet commercially and requires custom access credentials. Please contact your sales representative to get access.
  • Offline maps: When the same Region is downloaded multiple times, then multiple attempts to download the data are being made instead of answering with an error that a download for this Region is already in progress.

Version 4.11.1.0

New Features

  • Added MapImage.withImageDataImageFormatWidthAndHeight(Uint8List imageData, ImageFormat imageFormat, int width, int height) to set a custom size. It will also accept PNG image data.
  • Search: Added Suggestion.id that holds an auto suggest item ID.
  • Added a method to MapView to set a HERE watermark margin with hereMapController.setWatermarkPlacement(WatermarkPlacement placement, int bottomMargin).

API Changes - Breaking

  • Removed the previously deprecated constructor Location.withAllFields and the field Location.timestamp. Use the default constructor instead and set the values afterwards.

API Changes - Deprecations

  • Deprecated the method HereMapController.setWatermarkPosition(WatermarkPlacement placement, int bottomCenterMargin). Use the related setWatermarkPlacement() method instead.

Resolved Issues

  • Dark background issue fixed for MapView when using a webMercator projection.
  • Fixed: Finding traffic on a route via trafficEngine.queryForIncidents fails unexpectedly for GeoCorridor objects that are much shorter than 500 km.

Known Issues

  • Navigation: Outlines for MapPolyline lines can show a minimal gap at certain zoom levels. As a workaround use a round LineCap style.
  • When using the new keyboard animations introduced with Flutter 2.10.2 the map view might blink during the animation on iOS devices.
  • MapDownloader: The sizeOnDiskInBytes property of Region and InstalledRegion slightly differs.
  • The jamFactor indicating TrafficSpeed is currently calculated linear without taking road types and other parameters into account.
  • MapViewPin instances cannot be removed after tilting and panning the map.
  • Bus routes may not be fully accurate and the TransportMode of such routes is incorrectly changed to car.
  • MapPolyline instances ignore alpha color settings and will appear fully opaque.
  • Flutter's hot restart feature does not work when the map is moved. This results in an application freeze.
  • An inner city Route for trucks carrying dangerous goods may not result in an error message.
  • RoutingEngine: The route import feature via a list of Locations cannot be used yet commercially and requires custom access credentials. Please contact your sales representative to get access.
  • Offline maps: When the same Region is downloaded multiple times, then multiple attempts to download the data are being made instead of answering with an error that a download for this Region is already in progress.

Version 4.11.0.0

New Features

  • Added support for offline Bus route calculation via OfflineRoutingEngine and turn-by-turn navigation via Navigator / VisualNavigator.
  • Added low-level 3D support to programmatically add custom 3D objects on the map. Added MeshBuilder, TriangleMeshBuilder and QuadMeshBuilder to construct different kinds of meshes from points in 3D space via Point3D. The resulting Mesh container can be used with a texture graphic to create MapMarker3D objects.
  • MapMarker3D objects can now be scaled using a RenderSize.Unit in meters, pixels and densityIndependentPixels.
  • Added CategoryQuery.excludeCategories to add a list of PlaceCategory items that should be excluded from a category search for places. These categories can be set with CategoryQuery.withExcludeCategories.
  • Added enhanced animation support for MapMarker objects via the new MapMarkerAnimation class. Such animations are based on a MapItemKeyFrameTrack that stores keyframes for interpolation of a map item property. It can be constructed by calling MapItemKeyFrameTrack.moveTo(List<GeoCoordinatesKeyframe> keyframes, EasingFunction easingFunction, KeyframeInterpolationMode interpolationMode). The animation can be started or cancelled via mapMarker.startAnimation(mapMarkerAnimation)/cancelAnimation(mapMarkerAnimation).
  • Added support for online Bus route calculation via RoutingEngine. Added TransportMode.bus and BusOptions.
  • Added RoutePrefetcher to improve the navigation experience. By calling its prefetchAroundRouteOnIntervals() method it downloads map data in advance that may be needed during a trip. The data will be loaded automatically to the map cache and it will be used when the device is temporary offline - unless the device is fully operating offline using offline maps.
  • Added fade animations for MapMarker by setting fadeDuration: TimeInterval. The marker will automatically fade-in when being added to the MapView and fade-out when being removed. By default, this feature is disabled and the fadeDuration property defaults to 0.
  • Added explicit support for flat MapMarker3D objects. Added a convenience constructor for MapMarker3D with a MapImage parameter to create a flat map marker. Use RenderSize.Unit with densityIndependentPixels to create flat marker with a fixed size - independent of zoom level.
  • Added support for the travelling salesman use case. Multiple stopover Waypoint items along a Route can now be ordered automatically by setting RouteOptions.optimizeWaypointsOrder. If set to true, the OfflineRoutingEngine will try to optimize the waypoints order to reach the destination faster or to make the route shorter. The feature is not yet supported for the online RoutingEngine. Note that this is a beta release of this feature.
  • Added support to record a navigation session for later use with the new GPXTrackWriter - for example, to test new app features or to replay and analyse unexpected behavior. Add the GPXTrackWriter as a listener to LocationEngineBase via addLocationListener() for GPX track recording. Use the GPXDocument to load the GPX track from file or from a recorded track. Only track data is used from the GPX format. Any unknown elements in the file are ignored. Any known element with an invalid value returns an error. Elevation values are ignored. Use GPXDocument.save() to save loaded tracks to a file pointed by name: It returns true if succeeded and false otherwise.
  • Added enhanced camera animations with MapCameraAnimationFactory.flyTo(GeoCoordinatesUpdate, double, Duration), MapCameraAnimationFactory.flyTo(GeoCoordinatesUpdate, GeoOrientationUpdate, double, Duration), MapCameraAnimationFactory.flyTo(GeoCoordinatesUpdate, MapMeasure, double, Duration), MapCameraAnimationFactory.flyTo(GeoCoordinatesUpdate, GeoOrientationUpdate, MapMeasure, double, Duration).
  • Added offline support for RouteOptions.arrivalTime. This field will be ignored if RouteOptions.enableTrafficOptimization is set to false. Cannot be set along with RouteOptions.departureTime.

API Changes - Breaking

  • Removed the previously deprecated InstantiationErrorCode.failedToLockPersistentMapStorageFolder. Nothing to use instead: The persistent storage directory is no longer locked.
  • Removed the previously deprecated SectionNoticeCode.violatedPedestrianOption symbol. Nothing to use instead as this is is no longer supported.

API Changes - Deprecations

  • Deprecated MapCamera.FlyToOptions`` and allMapCamera.flyToAPIs. UseMapCameraAnimationFactory.flyTo` APIs instead.
  • Deprecated Section.trafficSpeeds property. Use instead Span.trafficSpeed property.

Resolved Issues

  • The TrafficEngine can handle now GeoCorridor objects without a radius. When the radius via halfWidthInMeters is unset, a default value of 30 meters is used.
  • A GPXDocument no longer ignores the timezone in the GPX track point time of the imported GPX file. It reads now correctly the track point timezone as UTC.
  • Fixed an issue for TTS maneuver notifications where abbreviated names have been incorrectly translated in German when using the ManeuverNotificationListener.
  • The returnToRoute() feature of the RoutingEngine now routes back to the first untravelled waypoint and the routeFractionTraveled parameter is no longer ignored.

Known Issues

  • Navigation: Outlines for MapPolyline lines can show a minimal gap at certain zoom levels. As a workaround use a round LineCap style.
  • Finding traffic on a route via trafficEngine.queryForIncidents fails unexpectedly for GeoCorridor objects that are much shorter than 500 km.
  • MapDownloader: The sizeOnDiskInBytes property of Region and InstalledRegion slightly differs.
  • The jamFactor indicating TrafficSpeed is currently calculated linear without taking road types and other parameters into account.
  • MapViewPin instances cannot be removed after tilting and panning the map.
  • MapPolyline instances ignore alpha color settings and will appear fully opaque.
  • Flutter's hot restart feature does not work when the map is moved. This results in an application freeze.
  • An inner city Route for trucks carrying dangerous goods may not result in an error message.
  • RoutingEngine: The route import feature via a list of Locations cannot be used yet commercially and requires custom access credentials. Please contact your sales representative to get access.
  • Offline maps: When the same Region is downloaded multiple times, then multiple attempts to download the data are being made instead of answering with an error that a download for this Region is already in progress.

Version 4.10.5.0

New Features

  • Added MapMeasureRange class to hold a MapMeasure range, MapCameraLimits.zoomRange: MapMeasureRange property.
  • Added SdkContext.release() method. It is recommended to call this method once, when the application shuts down.
  • Added support for custom backends with the new EngineBaseURL enum and the customEngineBaseUrls field in SDKOptions.
  • Added MapCameraLimits.tiltRange(AngleRange) property.
  • Added support for Pedestrian routes and transport mode in OfflineRoutingEngine and for navigation.
  • Japan is now available as a separate offline maps Region download via MapDownloader. With enabled credentials, high-quality Japan map data can be downloaded. By default, only low-quality basic map data is available for download. Talk to your HERE representative to enable high-quality Japan map data. Note that this feature is already available since v4.10.4.0.
  • Route alternatives are now fully supported for electric vehicles. EV route alternatives are enabled when routeOptions.alternatives is in the range [1, 6]. Note that this feature is already available since v4.10.4.0.
  • Added MapCameraLimits.setBearingRangeAtZoom(MapMeasure, AngleRange), MapCameraLimits.clearBearingRanges, MapCameraLimits.setTiltRangeAtZoom(MapMeasure, AngleRange) and MapCameraLimits.clearTiltRanges.
  • Added MapCamera.cancelAnimations methods.
  • Added MapCameraListener interface, MapCamera.addListener(MapCameraListener), MapCamera.removeListener(MapCameraListener) and MapCamera.removeListeners methods.

API Changes - Deprecations

  • Deprecated LocationSimulatorOptions.notificationIntervalInMilliseconds. Use LocationSimulatorOptions.notificationInterval instead.
  • Deprecated Location.timestampSinceBootInMilliseconds. Use Location.timestampSinceBoot instead.
  • Deprecated MapCameraLimits.setMinTilt(double) and MapCameraLimits.setMaxTilt(double). Use MapCameraLimits.tiltRange property instead.
  • Deprecated MapCamera.cancelAnimation method. Use MapCamera.cancelAnimations instead.
  • Deprecated MapCameraLimits.setMinZoomLevel(double), MapCameraLimits.setMaxZoomLevel(double), MapCameraLimits.ErrorCode, MapCameraLimits.MapCameraLimitsException. Use MapCameraLimits.zoomRange: MapMeasureRange property instead.
  • Deprecated MapCameraObserver interface, MapCamera.addObserver(MapCameraObserver) and MapCamera.removeObserver(MapCameraObserver) methods. Use MapCamera.addListener(MapCameraListener) and MapCamera.removeListener(MapCameraListener) instead.
  • Deprecated DynamicRoutingEngine.pollIntervalInMinutes. Use DynamicRoutingEngine.pollInterval instead.

Resolved Issues

  • Fixed incorrect handling of RouteOptions.occupantsNumber while requesting a route.
  • Routing: Fixed incorrect offset calculation for departure/arrival time that happens when converting to UTC time.

Known Issues

  • Navigation: Outlines for MapPolyline lines can show a minimal gap at certain zoom levels. As a workaround use a round LineCap style.
  • Finding traffic on a route via trafficEngine.queryForIncidents fails unexpectedly for GeoCorridor objects that are much shorter than 500 km.
  • MapDownloader: The sizeOnDiskInBytes property of Region and InstalledRegion slightly differs.
  • The jamFactor indicating TrafficSpeed is currently calculated linear without taking road types and other parameters into account.
  • MapViewPin instances cannot be removed after tilting and panning the map.
  • MapPolyline instances ignore alpha color settings and will appear fully opaque.
  • Flutter's hot restart feature does not work when the map is moved. This results in an application freeze.
  • An inner city Route for trucks carrying dangerous goods may not result in an error message.
  • RoutingEngine: The route import feature via a list of Locations cannot be used yet commercially and requires custom access credentials. Please contact your sales representative to get access.
  • Offline maps: When the same Region is downloaded multiple times, then multiple attempts to download the data are being made instead of answering with an error that a download for this Region is already in progress.

Version 4.10.4.0

New Features

  • Added sdk.transport.TruckType enum. It is meant to replace the deprecated sdk.routing.TruckType.
  • Added TruckOptions.hazardous_materials. It is meant to replace the deprecated TruckOptions.hazardous_goods.
  • Added RouteOptions.occupantsNumber support when using the OfflineRoutingEngine.
  • Added sdk.transport.HazardousMaterial enum. It is meant to replace the deprecated sdk.routing.HazardousGood.
  • Added EVTruckOptions.hazardous_materials. It is meant to replace the deprecated EVTruckOptions.hazardous_goods.
  • Added ManeuverNotificationTimingOptions in Navigator to configure maneuver notification timings. This allows to customize the default distance and time thresholds that are used for TTS voice guidance.
  • Traffic incident queries can now be canceled by calling the cancel() method of the TaskHandle object returned by the TrafficEngine.
  • Added routing.TruckSpecifications.truck_type. It is meant to replace the deprecated routing.TruckSpecifications.type.

API Changes - Breaking

  • The minimum supported Flutter version was raised from 2.5.3 to 2.8.0. The latest supported Flutter version is 2.10.2. The minimum supported Dart version was raised from 2.14.4 to 2.15.0. The latest supported Dart version is 2.16.1. Newer Flutter and Dart versions may also work, but are not guaranteed to work.

API Changes - Deprecations

  • Deprecated routing.TruckSpecifications.type. Use routing.TruckSpecifications.truck_type instead.
  • Deprecated sdk.routing.HazardousGood enum. Use 'sdk.transport.HazardousMaterial' instead.
  • Deprecated EVTruckOptions.hazardous_goods. Use EVTruckOptions.hazardous_materials instead.
  • Deprecated routing.TruckType enum. Use routing.TruckType instead.
  • Deprecated TruckOptions.hazardous_goods enum. Use 'TruckOptions.hazardous_materials' instead.

Known Issues

  • Navigation: Outlines for MapPolyline lines can show a minimal gap at certain zoom levels. As a workaround use a round LineCap style.
  • MapDownloader: The sizeOnDiskInBytes property of Region and InstalledRegion slightly differs.
  • The jamFactor indicating TrafficSpeed is currently calculated linear without taking road types and other parameters into account.
  • MapViewPin instances cannot be removed after tilting and panning the map.
  • MapPolyline instances ignore alpha color settings and will appear fully opaque.
  • Flutter's hot restart feature does not work when the map is moved. This results in an application freeze.
  • An inner city Route for trucks carrying dangerous goods may not result in an error message.
  • RoutingEngine: The route import feature via a list of Locations cannot be used yet commercially and requires custom access credentials. Please contact your sales representative to get access.
  • Offline maps: When the same Region is downloaded multiple times, then multiple attempts to download the data are being made instead of answering with an error that a download for this Region is already in progress.

Version 4.10.3.0

New Features

  • Added sdk.transport.TunnelCategory. It is meant to replace deprecated sdk.routing.TunnelCategory.
  • Added altitude handling for offline routing.
  • Added property isDepthCheckEnabled to MapMarker3D class. This improves rendering for complex 3D objects such as a torus.
  • Added support for UNKNOWN value from TrafficIncidentImpact and TrafficIncidentType enums to enable filtering for traffic incidents. This value indicates that all types/impacts are requested from the backend and filtering will be applied thereafter by the HERE SDK.
  • Added EVTruckOptions.link_tunnel_category. It is meant to replace deprecated EVTruckOptions.tunnel_category.
  • Added TruckOptions.link_tunnel_category. It is meant to replace deprecated TruckOptions.tunnel_category.
  • Added MapCameraUpdateFactory.setNormalizedPrincipalPoint(Anchor2D) method to animate camera's principal point using normalized screen coordinates.
  • Added Anchor2DKeyframe class to be used in animation of normalized principal point. Added MapCameraKeyframeTrack.normalizedPrincipalPoint(List<Anchor2DKeyframe>, EasingFunction, KeyframeInterpolationMode) that creates keyframe track for animating normalized principal point. Added MapCameraKeyframeTrack.getAnchor2DKeyframes() method. Added MapCameraUpdateFactory.setNormalizedPrincipalPoint(Anchor2D) method.
  • Visibility of embedded default carto POIs on the map has been improved.
  • Added colors related to landuse area polygons in the night scheme have been updated.
  • Added MapIdleListener to MapView library to detect whether the map is idle or busy. Added addMapIdleListener(MapIdleListener) to start receiving idle state notifications and removeMapIdleListener(MapIdleListener) to stop receiving idle state notifications. It can be added for a HereMap instance, which you can get from a MapView instance.
  • Added constructors to 'RasterDataSource'.
  • Added initialBackgroundColor to MapViewOptions and constructor to set initial background color. Initial background color will be shown until the first map scene has been loaded.
  • Updated colors related to street network elements for the night scheme.

API Changes - Deprecations

  • Deprecated unsupported method RasterDataSource.changeConfigurationWithConfigPath(). Use the another constructor instead.
  • Deprecated BatterySpecifications.changingSetupDurationInSeconds. Use BatterySpecifications.changingSetupDuration instead.
  • Deprecated TruckOptions.tunnel_category enum. Use 'TruckOptions.link_tunnel_category' instead.
  • Deprecated Maneuver.durationInSeconds. Use Maneuver.duration instead.
    • Deprecated Section.durationInSeconds. Use Section.duration instead.
    • Deprecated Section.trafficDelayInSeconds. Use Section.trafficDelay instead.
  • Search: Deprecated GeoPlace(title, externalIDs, type, categories, address, location, business, web) and GeoPlace.allFields(title, externalIDs, type, categories, address, location, business, web, internalid, internalmyPlace) constructors. Use GeoPlace.withDefaults() instead.
  • Deprecated SpeedLimit(speedLimitInMetersPerSecond, advisorySpeedLimitInMetersPerSecond, snowSpeedLimitInMetersPerSecond, rainSpeedLimitInMetersPerSecond, fogSpeedLimitInMetersPerSecond, optimal_weatherSpeedLimitInMetersPerSecond, school_zoneSpeedLimitInMetersPerSecond, time_dependentSpeedLimitInMetersPerSecond) constructor. Please use the default constructor instead.
  • Deprecated SectionProgress.remainingDurationInSeconds. Use SectionProgress.remainingDuration instead.
    • Deprecated SectionProgress.trafficDelayInSeconds. Use SectionProgress.trafficDelay instead.
    • Deprecated SectionProgress constructor with parameters. Use SectionProgress.withDefaults() instead.
      • Deprecated ManeuverProgress.remainingDurationInSeconds. Use ManeuverProgress.remainingDuration instead.
    • Deprecated ManeuverProgress constructor with parameters. Use ManeuverProgress.withDefaults() instead.
  • Deprecated Waypoint.durationInSeconds. Use Waypoint.duration instead.
  • Deprecated RoadAttributes(isDirtRoad, isTunnel, isBridge, isRamp, isControlledAccess, isPrivate, isNoThrough, isTollway, isDividedRoad, isRightDrivingSide, isRoundabout) constructor. Please use the default constructor instead.
  • Deprecated DynamicRoutingEngineOptions.minTimeDifferenceInSeconds. Use DynamicRoutingEngineOptions.minTimeDifference instead.
  • Deprecated sdk.routing.TunnelCategory enum. Use 'sdk.transport.TunnelCategory' instead.
  • Navigation: Deprecated SpeedLimitOffset(lowSpeedOffsetInMetersPerSecond, highSpeedOffsetInMetersPerSecond, highSpeedBoundaryInMetersPerSecond) constructor. Please use the default constructor instead.
  • Deprecated Route.durationInSeconds. Use Route.duration instead.
    • Deprecated Route.trafficDelayInSeconds. Use Route.trafficDelay instead.
  • Deprecated MapCameraUpdateFactory.setPrincipalPointOffset(Point2D) method. Use MapCameraUpdateFactory.setNormalizedPrincipalPoint(Anchor2D) instead.
  • Deprecated EVTruckOptions.tunnel_category. Use EVTruckOptions.link_tunnel_category instead.
  • Deprecated PostAction.durationInSeconds. Use PostAction.duration instead.
    • Deprecated PostAction constructor. Use PostAction.withDefaults() instead.
    • Deprecated PreAction.durationInSeconds. Use PreAction.duration instead.
    • Deprecated PreAction constructor with parameters. Use PreAction.duration instead.
  • Deprecated TransitStop.durationInSeconds. Use TransitStop.duration instead. Deprecated TransitStop(departure, durationInSeconds) constructor. Use TransitDeparture.withDefaults(departure) instead.
  • Deprecated links in sdk.routing.Section. Use spans instead.

Resolved Issues

  • Fixed: Sometimes the VisualNavigator informs too late on RouteProgress after guidance start.
  • Truck guidance no longer ignores truck specific legal speed limits (CVR). Limits are provided as part of the SpeedLimit event when transport mode truck is set. Use map version 32 or newer.
  • Adding custom raster layers no longer hides the HERE logo.
  • Removed copying geometry when there is only one section.

Known Issues

  • Navigation: Outlines for MapPolyline lines can show a minimal gap at certain zoom levels. As a workaround use a round LineCap style.
  • The jamFactor indicating TrafficSpeed is currently calculated linear without taking road types and other parameters into account.
  • MapViewPin instances cannot be removed after tilting and panning the map.
  • MapPolyline instances ignore alpha color settings and will appear fully opaque.
  • Flutter's hot restart feature does not work when the map is moved. This results in an application freeze.
  • An inner city Route for trucks carrying dangerous goods may not result in an error message.
  • RoutingEngine: The route import feature via a list of Locations cannot be used yet commercially and requires custom access credentials. Please contact your sales representative to get access.
  • sdk.Navigator.getManeuverNotificationTimingOptions and sdk.Navigator.setManeuverNotificationTimingOptions accept sdk.routing.TransportMode as argument, it will be changed to sdk.transport.TransportMode in the next minor release.
  • Offline maps: When the same Region is downloaded multiple times, then multiple attempts to download the data are being made instead of answering with an error that a download for this Region is already in progress.

Version 4.10.2.0

New Features

  • Find traffic along a route: Added class TrafficIncidentOnRoute and read-only property Section.trafficIncidents. It represents traffic incidents on the route that are relevant for the section.
  • The RoutingEngine is now able to provide routes that contain altitude values along the route.
  • Added support for project scopes: With the new AndroidManifest meta-data option to specify a com.here.sdk.access_scope an app can set the HRN value as defined by your project ID. On iOS devices, use the plist key option to specify a Scope. Each app belongs to at least one or multiple projects. A possible use case can be to define a debugScope. See SDKOptions and the IAM Guide for more details.
  • Added isTruckLight flag to TruckSpecifications. It indicates that the truck can be classified as a car and that it is therefore excluded from legal restrictions (such as truck speed limits) for normal trucks when calculating the route. Note that specifications such as the physical dimensions, cargo, and others, are still taken into account.
  • Feature configurations can now be updated at the next application update. Added performFeatureUpdate method to MapUpdater class. Call this method once a feature configuration has been updated in AndroidManifest or plist file. As a result, the cached map data will be deleted and subsequently updated. Also, the downloaded regions will be updated to reflect the changes. Note that it is the developer's responsibility to decide when to perform the update. The HERE SDK does not decide or notify when such an update can be made. Calling performFeatureUpdate is only necessary once, after an application has been updated. Use feature configurations to limit the map data that is downloaded when panning and zooming the map view - or when downloading offline regions.

API Changes

  • Dropped support for Flutter 2.2.x. Flutter 2.5.0 and Dart 2.14.0 or newer are now required - as already announced for the last release.
  • Deprecated sdk.routing.EVConsumptionModel(ascentConsumptionInWattHoursPerMeter, descentRecoveryInWattHoursPerMeter, freeFlowSpeedTable, trafficSpeedTable, auxiliaryConsumptionInWattHoursPerSecond) constructor. Use one of the other constructors instead.
  • Deprecated sdk.location.NotificationOptions(desiredIntervalMilliseconds, smallestIntervalMilliseconds) constructor. Use one of the other constructors instead.
  • Deprecated sdk.routing.TransitRouteOptions(departureTime, arrivalTime, alternatives, changes, modeFilter, modes, pedestrianSpeedInMetersPerSecond, pedestrianMaxDistanceInMeters, textOptions) constructor. Use one of the other constructors instead.
  • Deprecated sdk.location.CellularPositioningOptions(enabled) constructor. Use one of the other constructors instead.
  • Deprecated Section.polyline, use Section.geometry instead.
  • Deprecated sdk.routing.AvoidanceOptions(roadFeatures, countries, avoidAreas, zoneCategories, segments) constructor. Use one of the other constructors instead.
  • Deprecated sdk.routing.IndoorRouteOptions(routeOptions, transportMode, indoorAvoidanceOptions, outdoorAvoidanceOptions, walkSpeedInMetersPerSecond) constructor. Use one of the other constructors instead.
  • Deprecated FarePrice.validityPeriodInSeconds. Use FarePrice.validityPeriod instead. Deprecated FarePrice constructor. Use FarePrice.withDefaults() instead.
  • Deprecated AuthenticationData.expiryTimeInSeconds. Use AuthenticationData.expiryTime instead. Deprecated AuthenticationData constructor. Use AuthenticationData.withDefaults() instead.
  • Deprecated Route.polyline, use Route.geometry instead.
  • Deprecated sdk.location.SensorOptions(enabled) constructor. Use one of the other constructors instead.
  • Deprecated sdk.routing.PedestrianOptions(routeOptions, textOptions, avoidanceOptions, walkSpeedInMetersPerSecond) constructor. Use one of the other constructors instead.
  • Deprecated sdk.routing.IndoorAvoidanceOptions(indoorFeatures) constructor. Use one of the other constructors instead.
  • Deprecated sdk.location.WifiPositioningOptions(enabled) constructor. Use one of the other constructors instead.
  • Deprecated sdk.routing.TransitSectionDetails(transport, intermediateStops, agency, attributions, fares, incidents) constructor. Use one of the other constructors instead.
  • Deprecated sdk.routing.RouteTextOptions(language, instructionFormat, unitSystem) constructor. Use one of the other constructors instead.
  • Deprecated sdk.routing.FarePrice(type, estimated, currency, validityPeriodInSeconds, minimum, maximum) constructor. Use one of the other constructors instead.
  • Deprecated sdk.routing.ScooterOptions(routeOptions, textOptions, avoidanceOptions, allowHighway) constructor. Use one of the other constructors instead.

Known Issues

  • Navigation: Outlines for MapPolyline lines can show a minimal gap at certain zoom levels. As a workaround use a round LineCap style.
  • The jamFactor indicating TrafficSpeed is currently calculated linear without taking road types and other parameters into account.
  • MapViewPin instances cannot be removed after tilting and panning the map.
  • Sometimes the VisualNavigator informs too late on RouteProgress after guidance start.
  • Truck guidance ignores truck specific speed limits (CVR). Currently, only the speed limits as they are valid for cars are provided as part of the SpeedLimit event.
  • MapPolyline instances ignore alpha color settings and will appear fully opaque.
  • Transparency for MapPolylines is not supported.
  • Flutter's hot restart feature does not work when the map is moved. This results in an application freeze.
  • An inner city Route for trucks carrying dangerous goods may not result in an error message.
  • RoutingEngine: The route import feature via a list of Locations cannot be used yet commercially and requires custom access credentials. Please contact your sales representative to get access.
  • Offline maps: When the same Region is downloaded multiple times, then multiple attempts to download the data are being made instead of answering with an error that a download for this Region is already in progress.

Version 4.10.1.0

New Features

  • Routing: Route calculations can now be canceled via the returned TaskHandle when calling calculateRoute() or related methods on engines such as the RoutingEngine.
  • BYOD: Extended GeoPlace to hold more information: Added ExternalID, LocationDetails, WebDetails, BusinessDetails.
  • Added matchSideOfStreet property to Waypoint class. It specifies how the location set by sideOfStreetHint should be handled when reaching a destination.
  • Added value SUB_METER_NAVIGATION to LocationAccuracy enum. It causes HERE positioning to use high accuracy GNSS. Added values NOT_LICENSED and NOT_COMPATIBLE to LocationEngineStatus enum. They indicate additional error states related to HD GNSS. Added value HD_GNSS_POSITIONING to LocationFeature enum: It adds new supported feature to Positioning. Added value hdEnabled to SatellitePositioningOptions struct: If true, HD GNSS positioning is enabled.
  • Added global ParameterConfiguration that holds default values for HERE SDK features. For now, this allows to specify a walkingSpeedInMetersPerSecond to define a default pedestrian movement. Added TransitRouteOptions.fromDefaultParameterConfiguration() and PedestrianOptions.fromDefaultParameterConfiguration() that allow to create TransitRouteOptions and PedestrianOptions that will use the values set via ParameterConfiguration. The created options can then be used as usual for route calculation. Note that this is a beta feature.
  • Navigation: Added SpeedLimit.optimalWeatherSpeedLimitInMetersPerSecond property.
  • Added a new TrafficEngine that allows querying for current traffic incidents. Check the Traffic example app to see how it works. The TrafficEngine supports querying for traffic incidents in a bounding box, a circle, or a corridor. Querying for the exact traffic incident by ID. Traffic incidents can contain an incident type, an incident impact, an incident location (currently, a polyline with length), incident codes, an active time range, localized by the queried language description and summary, relevant vehicle restrictions, and more. It supports representations of traffic incident vehicle restrictions as a set of restricted vehicle properties of some vehicle category and filtering queried incidents by an incident type, an incident impact and an active time range.
  • Added RouteOptions.occupantsNumber: An option reflecting the number of occupants in a vehicle. Supported for car and truck transport modes. When it is higher than 1 it affects a vehicles ability to use HOV/carpool lanes. Defaults to 1.
  • Raised minimum supported Flutter version from 2.2.3 to 2.5.3. The latest Flutter version that is guaranteed to work is 2.8.1 - other versions may also work, but are not guaranteed to work.
  • Added support for truck speed limits and CVR (Commercial Vehicle Regulated) speed limits for SpeedLimitListener and SpeedWarningListener. Governmental regulations can specify an upper speed limit for certain vehicle types, such as trucks. If a local road sign indicates a speed limit of 130 km/h, then this can be overruled: In Germany, for example, the maximum allowed speed for trucks is 100 km/h. When navigation or tracking is started then the SpeedLimitListener and SpeedWarningListener will use the set TransportMode to notify on truck or car speed limits. As a result, a truck driver will receive on German highways never a speed limit notification that is higher than 100 km/h. Note that this feature is only available for map data >= 32 - as indicated by MapUpdater.getCurrentMapVersion().
  • Navigation: Added support for smooth location interpolation. This feature is already effective when using the VisualNavigator. Now it is also possible to get the calculated interpolated locations directly from the newly added InterpolatedLocationListener from a VisualNavigator instance. This allows for more customization options, for example, to smoothly animate map objects or new map view instances that show a different perspective than the main map view display.

API Changes

  • Changed type of RefreshRouteOptions constructor parameter from sdk.routing.TransportMode to sdk.transport.TransportMode.
  • Removed the previously deprecated release() method from all classes as it was doing nothing.
  • Removed the previously deprecated Maneuver.polyline. Use instead Section.polyline together with Maneuver.sectionIndex and Maneuver.offset.
  • Routing: Deprecated EVConsumptionModel(ascentConsumptionInWattHoursPerMeter, descentRecoveryInWattHoursPerMeter, freeFlowSpeedTable, trafficSpeedTable, auxiliaryConsumptionInWattHoursPerSecond) constructor. Use the default constructor instead.
  • Search: Deprecated SearchOptions constructor that takes all parameters. Please use the default constructor instead.
  • Deprecated Size2D.withDefaults() constructor. Use one of the available constructors instead.
  • Deprecated SatellitePositioningOptions constructor. Use SatellitePositioningOptions.withDefaults() instead.
  • Search: Deprecated Address.withValues() constructor that takes all parameters. Please use the default constructor instead.
  • Navigation: Deprecated LocationSimulatorOptions constructor that takes all parameters. Please use the default constructor instead.
  • Deprecated Point2D.withDefaults() constructor. Use one of the available constructors instead.
  • Routing: Deprecated TransitRouteOptions(departureTime, arrivalTime, alternatives, changes, modeFilter, modes, pedestrianSpeedInMetersPerSecond, pedestrianMaxDistanceInMeters, textOptions) constructor. Use the default constructor instead.
  • Deprecated NavigatorInterface.trackingTransportMode. Use the newly introduced NavigatorInterface.assumedTrackingTransportMode instead.
  • Deprecated EVCarOptions constructor. Use EVCarOptions.withDefaults() instead.
  • Deprecated Route.transportMode. Use the newly introduced Route.requestedTransportMode instead.
  • Routing: Deprecated AvoidanceOptions(roadFeatures, countries, avoidAreas, zoneCategories, segments) constructor. Use the default constructor instead.
  • Navigation: Deprecated GPXOptions constructor that takes speed in meters per second. Please use the default constructor instead.
  • Navigation: Deprecated DynamicRoutingEngineOptions constructor that takes parameters. Please use the newly added default constructor DynamicRoutingEngineOptions.withAllDefaults() instead.
  • Deprecated CarOptions constructor. Use CarOptions.withDefaults() instead.
  • Routing: Deprecated a route's Link. Use Span instead.
  • MapDownloader: Deprecated Region constructor and Region.withDefaults(). Use Region.withAllDefaults() instead.
  • Routing: Deprecated PedestrianOptions(routeOptions, textOptions, avoidanceOptions, walkSpeedInMetersPerSecond) constructor. Use the default constructor instead.
  • Routing: Deprecated TransitWaypoint constructor that takes all parameters. Please use the default constructor instead.
  • Routing: Deprecated TransitSectionDetails(transport, intermediateStops, agency, attributions, fares, incidents) constructor. Use the default constructor instead.
  • Deprecated TruckOptions constructor. Use TruckOptions.withDefaults() instead.
  • Routing: Deprecated RouteTextOptions(language, instructionFormat, unitSystem) constructor. Use the default constructor instead.
  • Deprecated EVTruckOptions constructor. Use EVTruckOptions.withDefaults() instead.
  • Deprecated sdk.routing.TransportMode enum. Use the newly introduced 'sdk.transport.TransportMode' instead.
  • Routing: Deprecated FarePrice(type, estimated, currency, validityPeriodInSeconds, minimum, maximum) constructor. Use the default constructor instead.
  • Routing: Deprecated ScooterOptions(routeOptions, textOptions, avoidanceOptions, allowHighway) constructor. Use the default constructor instead.
  • Navigation: Deprecated the CameraSettings constructor that takes cameraDistanceInMeters, cameraTiltInDegrees, cameraBearingInDegrees. Please use the default constructor instead.

Resolved Issues

  • Navigation: Fixed an issue with truck vehicle restriction notifications.
  • Fixed: The newly introduced zoom level behaves inconsistent across different devices as the shown level of detail depends on the physical screen size of a device.
  • Fixed: Updating an existing MapMarker with a completely new image causes the marker to disappear for a brief moment before being drawn with the new image.
  • Fixed: Navigation: Maneuver voice notifications are sometimes triggered too early.
  • Fixed: When cachePath and persistentMapStoragePath are changed via SDKOptions, then it may not change the default path.
  • Fixed ManeuverNotifications for pedestrians: The timing when to trigger voice notifications is now adapted for pedestrians based on the set transport mode.
  • Fixed: Truck routes that are imported via importRoute() may be result in a RoutingError.NO_ROUTE_FOUND error as certain truck restrictions may be violated along the road. This is incorrect and instead the resulting route should contain the violated restrictions as part of the route's SectionNotice.
  • Fixed VisualNavigator that was showing two location indicators when a custom location indicator was set.

Known Issues

  • Navigation: Outlines for MapPolyline lines can show a minimal gap at certain zoom levels. As a workaround use a round LineCap style.
  • The jamFactor indicating TrafficSpeed is currently calculated linear without taking road types and other parameters into account.
  • MapViewPin instances cannot be removed after tilting and panning the map.
  • MapPolyline instances ignore alpha color settings and will appear fully opaque.
  • Transparency for MapPolylines is not supported.
  • Flutter's hot restart feature does not work when the map is moved. This results in an application freeze.
  • An inner city Route for trucks carrying dangerous goods may not result in an error message.
  • RoutingEngine: The route import feature via a list of Locations cannot be used yet commercially and requires custom access credentials. Please contact your sales representative to get access.
  • Offline maps: When the same Region is downloaded multiple times, then multiple attempts to download the data are being made instead of answering with an error that a download for this Region is already in progress.

Version 4.10.0.0

New Features

  • Navigation: Added MilestoneStatusListener that informs if a milestone has been reached or missed. For this, check the newly introduced MilestoneStatus.
  • MapView: Added support for mercator projection when a MapView is created programmatically. Added HereMapOptions and MapProjection that allow to specify the map projection. Enhanced constructor of HereMap with optional options parameter of type HereMapOptions. Examples:
    • HereMap(..., options: HereMapOptions(MapProjection.globe),)
    • HereMap(..., options: HereMapOptions(MapProjection.webMercator),)
  • Added MapContext class and added getMapContext() method to HereMapController. A MapContext is needed when custom data sources for map tiles should be created, such as the new RasterDataSource to support custom raster layers on a MapView.
  • MapView: Added support custom raster layers that can be shown as tile overlay on top of the map. Note: This is a beta release of this feature, so there could be a few bugs and unexpected behaviors. Related APIs may change for new releases without a deprecation process. The following classes have been added to support custom raster layers:
    • Added RasterDataSource which represents the source of raster tile data to display. It also allows changing its configuration.
    • Added RasterDataSourceConfiguration which is used to specify a configuration for the data source, including URL, tiling scheme, storage levels and caching parameters.
    • Added TilingScheme enum which specifies how the tile data has to be interpreted.
    • Added RasterDataSourceListener interface which can be used to receive notifications from the RasterDataSource.
    • Added MapLayer class which represents a renderable map overlay and controls its visibility.
    • Added MapLayerBuilder which is used to create MapLayer objects.
    • Added MapLayerPriority which specifies the order of drawing a map layer.
    • Added MapLayerVisibilityRange which specifies at which zoom levels the map layer will become visible.
    • Added MapContentType which specifies the type of data shown by the MapLayer.
  • Added support for feature configurations that allow to specify how much map data should be loaded when panning the MapView or when downloading a new Region for offline usage. For example, if a feature like turn-by-turn navigation is never used in an application, it can be removed. As a result, when panning the MapView less data will be downloaded into the cache. In addition, when downloading a new Region, its size will be smaller. By default, all features are enabled. However, if a "FeatureConfiguration" is present in the AndroidManifest and/or PList file, then only the listed features will be enabled, all others will be disabled. If you want to disable only one feature, then all other features need to be present, or they will be also disabled. For example, the following enables only navigation and truck features and disables all others on Android devices: <meta-data android:name="com.here.sdk.feature_configuration" android:value="NAVIGATION, TRUCK" /> and on iOS devices: <key>FeatureConfiguration</key><array><string>NAVIGATION</string><string>TRUCK</string></array>. As of now, these features can be specified:
    1. "DETAIL_RENDERING": Additional rendering details like buildings. Only used for the MapView.
    2. "NAVIGATION": Map data that is used for map matching during navigation. When not set, navigation may not work properly when being used offline.
    3. "OFFLINE_SEARCH": Map data that is used to search. When not set, the OfflineSearchEngine may not work properly when being used offline.
    4. "OFFLINE_ROUTING": Map data that is used to calculate routes. When not set, the OfflineRoutingEngine may not work properly when being used offline.
    5. "TRUCK": Map data that is used to calculate truck routes. When not set, the OfflineRoutingEngine may not work properly when being used offline to calculate truck routes. It is also used for map matching during truck navigation. When not set, truck navigation may not work properly when being used offline.
  • The HERE SDK is now compatible with Dart FFI package versions >=1.0.0 <=1.1.2 - instead of just supporting FFI 1.0.
  • MapView: Added support for textured 3D landmarks. Enable 3D landmarks with the new MapScene.Layers.LANDMARKS constant like so: _hereMapController.mapScene.setLayerVisibility(MapSceneLayers.landmarks, VisibilityState.visible). Note that landmarks are only supported for newer map data >= 25, see mapUpdater.getCurrentMapVersion(). To ensure that 3D landmarks are visible, a map update may be required. Once a Region was updated, the map cache will be aligned automatically. Note that landmarks are released as beta.
  • Added HereMapControllerCore class. Added hereMapControllerCore property to HereMapController. HereMapControllerCore is used to initialize a MapLayer that can be used with a MapLayerBuilder to support custom raster layers.
  • Import routes: Added RouteHandle​(String handle) constructor that allows to create a RouteHandle from a given string handle. Such a string can be provided from other backend sources such as HERE REST APIs and it is valid for a couple of hours. The string encodes a calculated route and it can be used to import this route via the newly added method importRouteFromHandle(RouteHandle routeHandle, RefreshRouteOptions refreshRouteOptions, CalculateRouteCallback callback) of the RoutingEngine for further use with the HERE SDK. Note: This is a beta release of this feature.
  • Search: Added a default constructor for Address.
  • Added support for BYOD (bring your own data) at runtime when searching for places. It's now possible to inject custom data for places that can be found with the OfflineSearchEngine. Such personal places can be found by regular queries. The results are ranked as other places coming directly from HERE. A new GeoPlace class was introduced that can contain custom place data. Multiple GeoPlace instances can be filled into a new data source called MyPlaces. This data source can be attached to the OfflineSearchEngine with its new attach() method. The added OnTaskCompleted event and TaskOutcome class are used to communicate the result of this asynchronous operation.
  • Added HERE positioning support for Android 12. If an application targets Android SDK version 31 or higher, users need to grant the device's "precise" location. When being prompted, it is not enough to select the "approximate" precision. Therefore, ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION and ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION permissions need to be present in a manifest file. HERE positioning needs the fine location permission in order to use GNSS and to make cellular and WiFi scans.
  • OfflineRoutingEngine: Maneuver.getExitSignTexts() is now supported when calculating routes offline.
  • Voice guidance: The ManeuverNotificationOptions have been extended with additional options and a ManeuverNotificationType to filter when voice texts are given:
    • enableDestinationReachedNotification: A flag that indicates whether notifications for destination/stopover reached maneuvers should be generated.
    • enableDoubleNotification: A flag that indicates whether double maneuver notification should be generated.
    • enableHighwayExit: A flag that indicates whether highway exit information should be used when generating notifications.
    • enablePhoneme: A flag that indicates whether phoneme for direction information should be used when generating notifications.
    • enableRoundaboutNotification: A flag that indicates whether notifications for roundabout-related maneuvers should be generated.
    • includedNotificationTypes: List of ManeuverNotificationType for which notifications should be generated.
    • roadNumberUsageOption: An option whether road numbers should be used when generating notifications.
    • signpostDirectionUsageOption: An option whether signpost directions should be used when generating notifications.
    • streetNameUsageOption: An option whether street names should be used when generating notifications.

API Changes

  • The lane assistance API is now stable and the beta status has been removed.
  • Deprecated MilestoneReachedListener, please use the newly introduced MilestoneStatusListener instead.
  • Removed the previously deprecated classes MapCamera.Orientation, MapCamera.OrientationUpdate, MapCamera.State.targetOrientation and all methods using them. Use instead the new methods that use the new classes GeoOrientation, GeoOrientationUpdate and MapCamera.State.orientationAtTarget. For example, instead of the removed method MapCamera.lookAtPointWithOrientationAndDistance(GeoCoordinates target, OrientationUpdate orientation, Double distanceInMeters) use now MapCamera.lookAtPointWithGeoOrientationAndDistance(GeoCoordinates target, GeoOrientationUpdate orientation, Double distanceInMeters).
  • Removed the previously deprecated GeoCorridor.radiusInMeters property. Use the new property GeoCorridor.halfWidthInMeters instead.
  • Removed the previously deprecated FarePrice.unit property. Use instead the FarePrice.validityPeriodInSeconds property.
  • Removed the previously deprecated method MapCamera.animateToAreaWithGeoOrientationAndViewRectangle(GeoBox target, GeoOrientationUpdate orientation, Rectangle2D viewRectangle, int durationInMs). Use one of the other available methods instead.
  • Removed the previously deprecated Agency.icon property. This feature is no longer supported.
  • Removed the previously deprecated map schemes: "preview.normal.day.json", "preview.normal.night.json", "preview.hybrid.day.json", "preview.hybrid.night.json". Use corresponding standard schemes instead: MapScheme.normalDay, MapScheme.normalNight, MapScheme.hybridDay, MapScheme.hybridNight.
  • Removed the previously deprecated LaneAssistanceListener. Use instead ManeuverViewLaneAssistanceListener.
  • Deprecated the method MapScene.setLayerState(String layerName, MapSceneLayerState newState). Use the new method MapScene.setLayerVisibility(String layerName, VisibilityState visibility) instead. Deprecated the enum MapSceneLayerState. Use the enum VisibilityState instead.

Resolved Issues

  • Voice guidance: Fixed errors for Hindi and Korean voice packages, which were causing missing notifications for some cases.
  • Fixed: During navigation, sometimes turn now maneuver notifications are provided too early.
  • Fixed LocationIndicator position on the screen when the MapView is tilted.
  • Routing: It is now possible to set a stop duration for each waypoint so that a better overal ETA can be given. Added 'durationInSeconds' property to Waypoint. It defaults to 0. Note that it will be ignored for pass-through waypoints.
  • Fixed: MapViewLifecycleListener.onAttach() is now called once MapView has been fully initialized.
  • LocationSimulatorOptions.notificationIntervalInMilliseconds: Fixed issues with too short notification intervals. Values less than 1 ms are clamped to 1 ms to guarantee normal location updates during guidance simulation.
  • Fixed: HERE Positioning / LocationEngine does not work yet with Android 12.
  • Fixed: During navigation, the number of sections within RouteProgress may not match the number of sections within the Route. A new MilestoneStatusListener has been added that informs if a milestone has been reached or missed.

Known Issues

  • Updating an existing MapMarker with a completely new image causes the marker to disappear for a brief moment before being drawn with the new image.
  • The newly introduced zoom level behaves inconsistent across different devices as the shown level of detail depends on the physical screen size of a device.
  • Transparency for MapPolylines is not supported.
  • Flutter's hot restart feature does not work when the map is moved. This results in an application freeze.
  • MapViewPin instances cannot be removed after tilting and panning the map.
  • The jamFactor indicating TrafficSpeed is currently calculated linear without taking road types and other parameters into account.
  • An inner city Route for trucks carrying dangerous goods may not result in an error message.
  • Navigation: Maneuver voice notifications are sometimes triggered too early.
  • Outlines for MapPolyine lines can show a minimal gap at certain zoom levels. As a workaround use a round LineCap style.
  • Truck routes that are imported via importRoute() may be result in a RoutingError.NoRouteFound error as certain truck restrictions may be violated along the road. This is incorrect and instead the resulting route should contain the violated restrictions as part of the route's SectionNotice.
  • Offline maps: When the same Region is downloaded multiple times, then multiple attempts to download the data are being made instead of answering with an error that a download for this Region is already in progress.
  • When cachePath and persistentMapStoragePath are changed via SDKOptions, then it may not change the default path.

Version 4.9.4.0

New Features

  • Routing: Introduced Departure and Arrival time for each Section of a Route.
  • Routing: Added support for bicycles. Now it is possible to create bicycle routes online with the RoutingEngine using BicycleOptions. Added also TransportMode.bicycle.
  • Increased the supported maximum Flutter version from 2.5.2 to 2.5.3. The maximum supported Dart version was updated from 2.14.3 to 2.14.4. Newer versions may also work, but are not guaranteed to work.
  • Routing: Added optional field nameHint to Waypoint. For cases when there are multiple places at the same geographic coordinate, this hint can help the RoutingEngine to find the expected place. For example, "North" can be set to differentiate between interstates "I66 North" and "I66 South".
  • Routing: It's now possible to set TaxiOptions.allowDriveThroughTaxiRoads. It allows to calculate routes that make use of roads and lanes that are reserved for taxis.
  • Bicycle routes are now also supported for turn-by-turn navigation and tracking.

Resolved Issues

  • Fixed: In rare cases, the map view can show a gray screen right after start-up and the application may appear not responding (ANR).

Known Issues

  • Updating an existing MapMarker with a completely new image causes the marker to disappear for a brief moment before being drawn with the new image.
  • The newly introduced zoom level behaves inconsistent across different devices as the shown level of detail depends on the physical screen size of a device.
  • Transparency for MapPolylines is not supported.
  • Flutter's hot restart feature does not work when the map is moved. This results in an application freeze.
  • MapViewPin instances cannot be removed after tilting and panning the map.
  • The jamFactor indicating TrafficSpeed is currently calculated linear without taking road types and other parameters into account.
  • An inner city Route for trucks carrying dangerous goods may not result in an error message.
  • During navigation, the number of sections within RouteProgress may not match the number of sections within the Route. In rare cases, this can lead to missed milestone reached events.
  • Navigation: Maneuver voice notifications are sometimes triggered too early.
  • Outlines for MapPolyine lines can show a minimal gap at certain zoom levels. As a workaround use a round LineCap style.
  • Navigation: Sometimes turn now maneuver notifications are provided too early.
  • HERE Positioning / LocationEngine does not work yet with Android 12. Support is planned with HERE SDK 4.10.
  • Truck routes that are imported via importRoute() may be result in a RoutingError.NoRouteFound error as certain truck restrictions may be violated along the road. This is incorrect and instead the resulting route should contain the violated restrictions as part of the route's SectionNotice.

Version 4.9.3.0

New Features

  • OfflineRoutingEngine: Added support for notice spans - as already known from the online RoutingEngine.
  • Added new map layer with MapScene.Layers.safetyCameras to show safety camera icons on the map.
  • The visibility of embedded carto POIs on the map can now be controlled with the new static method MapScene.setPoiVisibility(List<String> categoryIds, VisibilityState visibility) to set a VisibilityState for a list of POI categories.

API Changes

  • Renamed the class PickMapFeaturesResultPickPoiResult to PickPoiResult.

Resolved Issues

  • OfflineRoutingEngine: For truck routes now a SectionNotice with violated restrictions is provided instead of a route calculation resulting in a RoutingError.
  • Navigation: Improved tunnel extrapolation during tracking mode.
  • Fixed: Picking map features such as embedded POIs and map items via mapView.pickMapItems and mapView.pickMapFeatures is currently not possible at the same time.
  • Fixed enterHigway maneuver action which was incorrectly reported as turn left / right instead of left / right fork.
  • Fixed: Changing SpeedLimit values are now detected correctly during a trip.
  • Fixed: Offline routing: For RouteOptions: AvoidanceOptions.countries are currently ignored.
  • Fixed: The traffic layers MapScene.Layers.TRAFFIC_FLOW and MapScene.Layers.TRAFFIC_INCIDENTS may not be instantly visible when starting an app for the first time.
  • Fixed: Setting the map layer VEHICLE_RESTRICTIONS is currently ignored and the layer is not visible.

Known Issues

  • Updating an existing MapMarker with a completely new image causes the marker to disappear for a brief moment before being drawn with the new image.
  • The newly introduced zoom level behaves inconsistent across different devices as the shown level of detail depends on the physical screen size of a device.
  • Transparency for MapPolylines is not supported.
  • Flutter's hot restart feature does not work when the map is moved. This results in an application freeze.
  • MapViewPin instances cannot be removed after tilting and panning the map.
  • The jamFactor indicating TrafficSpeed is currently calculated linear without taking road types and other parameters into account.
  • An inner city Route for trucks carrying dangerous goods may not result in an error message.
  • In rare cases, the map view can show a gray screen right after start-up and the application may appear not responding (ANR).
  • During navigation, the number of sections within RouteProgress may not match the number of sections within the Route. In rare cases, this can lead to missed milestone reached events.
  • Navigation: Maneuver voice notifications are sometimes triggered too early.
  • Outlines for MapPolyine lines can show a minimal gap at certain zoom levels. As a workaround use a round LineCap style.
  • Navigation: Sometimes turn now maneuver notifications are provided too early.
  • HERE Positioning / LocationEngine does not work yet with Android 12. Support is planned with HERE SDK 4.10.

Version 4.9.2.0

Highlights

  • Removed the beta status for the HERE SDK for Flutter. Please note, that 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. From now on, 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.
  • Added iOS simulator support for M1 machines with a new ios-arm64_x86_64-simulator framework that is included now in the XCFramework along with the ios-arm64 framework. Now it is possible to start simulators without any workaround on M1 machines. Note that bitcode optimization is only enabled for ios-arm64.

New Features

  • Added LocationIndicator.updateLocation(Location location, MapCameraUpdate cameraUpdate) to update the location of the indicator and the target coordinates of the MapView at the same time - for example, when tracking the user's location.
  • Offline Routing: Enabled a property for RouteOptions that allows to set an upper limit of the driving speed of a vehicle: speedCapInMetersPerSecond is available for car and truck transport modes. It can affect route path and ETA. Note that this property was already available for online routing.
  • Added a feature to observe when a MapCamera animation or flyTo()-call has been completed: Added AnimationListener interface, 'AnimationState' enumeration, MapCamera.startAnimationWithListener method, MapCamera.flyToWithOptionsAndGeoOrientationAndListener and MapCamera.fflyToWithOptionsAndGeoOrientationAndDistanceAndListener methods.
  • Added a feature to pick embedded carto POIs. By default, embedded POIs are visible on the map and they can be picked now via mapView.pickMapFeatures() to get a PickMapFeaturesResult that contains a PoiResult. Check the Developer's Guide for a usage example.
  • Added a convenience feature to tie a LocationIndicator directly to the MapView's life cycle'. For example, be calling the new enable() method, the LocationIndicator is visible on the map. This has the same affect as when calling mapView.addLifecycleDelegate(locationIndicator). Added factory method LocationIndicator.withMapView(MapViewBase mapView), added methods LocationIndicator.enable(MapViewBase mapView), LocationIndicator.disable().
  • MapMarkerCluster items can now be picked - and when picking other map items, clustered markers are no longer returned via pickMapItemsResult.getMarkers(). Instead, call the new pickMapItemsResult.getClusteredMarkers() method. See the MapItems example app and the Developer's Guide for a usage example.

Resolved Issues

  • VisualNavigator: Fixed out of sync maneuver arrows after a route recalculation.
  • Fixed: Depending on your configuration when running on Xcode simulator, you may need to modify the post_install task in the generated Podfile. Now, arm64 M1 support is already integrated by default.

Known Issues

  • Updating an existing MapMarker with a completely new image causes the marker to disappear for a brief moment before being drawn with the new image.
  • The newly introduced zoom level behaves inconsistent across different devices as the shown level of detail depends on the physical screen size of a device.
  • Transparency for MapPolylines is not supported.
  • Flutter's hot restart feature does not work when the map is moved. This results in an application freeze.
  • MapViewPin instances cannot be removed after tilting and panning the map.
  • The jamFactor indicating TrafficSpeed is currently calculated linear without taking road types and other parameters into account.
  • An inner city Route for trucks carrying dangerous goods may not result in an error message.
  • Offline routing: For RouteOptions: AvoidanceOptions.countries are currently ignored.
  • In rare cases, the map view can show a gray screen right after start-up and the application may appear not responding (ANR).
  • During navigation, the number of sections within RouteProgress may not match the number of sections within the Route. In rare cases, this can lead to missed milestone reached events.
  • Navigation: Maneuver voice notifications are sometimes triggered too early.
  • The traffic layers MapScene.Layers.TrafficFlow and MapScene.Layers.TrafficIncidents may not be instantly visible when starting an app for the first time.
  • Outlines for MapPolyine lines can show a minimal gap at certain zoom levels. As a workaround use a round LineCap style.
  • Setting the map layer VEHICLE_RESTRICTIONS is currently ignored and the layer is not visible.
  • Picking map features such as embedded POIs and map items via mapView.pickMapItems and mapView.pickMapFeatures is currently not possible at the same time.

Version 4.9.1.0

Highlights

  • The minimum supported Flutter version was raised from 2.0.6 to 2.2.3. Flutter 2.5.2 (and therefore Dart 2.14.3) is now officially supported.

New Features

  • Offline routing: Added PreActions and PostActions handling related to a time needed to board/disembark a ferry.
  • Added removeMapMarkers() method to MapScene class. It removes multiple map markers in a batch call.

API Changes

  • Removed deprecated tag for persistentMapStorageFolderAccessDenied. persistentMapStorageFolderAccessDenied is not deprecated anymore.
  • Deprecated MapCamera.animateToAreaWithGeoOrientationAndViewRectangle(GeoBox target, GeoOrientationUpdate orientation, Rectangle2D viewRectangle, int durationInMs). Use one of the other available methods instead.
  • Deprecated MapCameraFlyToOptions.durationInMs, use MapCameraFlyToOptions.duration instead.

Resolved Issues

  • Fixed: Route imports no longer fail when Location.time is set.
  • Navigation: Fixed location jumps after leaving tunnels.
  • ReturnToRoute: Fixed rerouting during navigation. It considers now the original RouteOptions.
  • Offline routing: Fixed missing country code value for Maneuver class.
  • Fixed: VisualNavigator now restores/removes map items when attaching or detaching a mapview.
  • Fixed navigation issues when obsolete GPS locations where being queued and processed after new locations were already available.
  • Fixed: Navigation now prefers the optional Location.time when set.
  • Fixed: VisualNavigator now updates MapView based on events sent by MapViewLifecycleListener. This prevents that tracking is stopped after coming back to foreground.
  • Fixed a short pink screen, that can appear before the first display of a MapView.

Known Issues

  • Updating an existing MapMarker with a completely new image causes the marker to disappear for a brief moment before being drawn with the new image.
  • The newly introduced zoom level behaves inconsistent across different devices as the shown level of detail depends on the physical screen size of a device.
  • Transparency for MapPolylines is not supported.
  • Flutter's hot restart feature does not work when the map is moved. This results in an application freeze.
  • MapViewPin instances cannot be removed after tilting and panning the map.
  • The jamFactor indicating TrafficSpeed is currently calculated linear without taking road types and other parameters into account.
  • An inner city Route for trucks carrying dangerous goods may not result in an error message.
  • Offline routing: For RouteOptions: AvoidanceOptions.countries are currently ignored.
  • In rare cases, the map view can show a gray screen right after start-up and the application may appear not responding (ANR).
  • During navigation, the number of sections within RouteProgress may not match the number of sections within the Route. In rare cases, this can lead to missed milestone reached events.
  • Navigation: Maneuver voice notifications are sometimes triggered too early.
  • MapMarkerCluster groups are not directly pickable yet. As a workaround, overlapping markers can be identified by setting a unique Metadata key to the contained MapMarker items of a cluster. See the MapItems app for an example.
  • The traffic layers MapScene.Layers.TrafficFlow and MapScene.Layers.TrafficIncidents may not be instantly visible when starting an app for the first time.
  • Outlines for MapPolyine lines can show a minimal gap at certain zoom levels. As a workaround use a round LineCap style.
  • Setting the map layer VEHICLE_RESTRICTIONS is currently ignored and the layer is not visible.
  • Depending on your configuration when running on Xcode simulator, you may need to modify the post_install task in the generated Podfile:
post_install do |installer|
  installer.pods_project.targets.each do |target|
    flutter_additional_ios_build_settings(target)
    target.build_configurations.each do |config|
          config.build_settings['EXCLUDED_ARCHS[sdk=iphonesimulator*]'] = 'arm64' if `uname -m` == "x86_64\n"
        end

  end
  installer.generated_projects.each do |project|
    project.targets.each do |target|
        target.build_configurations.each do |config|
            config.build_settings['IPHONEOS_DEPLOYMENT_TARGET'] = '12.4'
        end
    end
    project.build_configurations.each do |config|
        config.build_settings['IPHONEOS_DEPLOYMENT_TARGET'] = '12.4'
    end
end

Version 4.9.0.0

New Features

  • Added new animation features to MapCamera with startAnimation(MapCameraAnimation), EasingFunction and KeyframeInterpolationMode. Added related classes GeoCoordinatesKeyframe, GeoOrientationKeyframe, Point2DKeyframe, ScalarKeyframe, MapCameraAnimation, MapCameraAnimationFactory and MapCameraKeyframeTrack.
  • Routes can now be imported: Added routingEngine.importRoute() to import a route from a list of GeoCoordinates and RouteOptions.
  • Added support for map marker clustering with the new classes MapMarkerCluster and MapMarkerCluster.ImageStyle. A marker cluster can be added/removed with MapScene.addMapMarkerCluster()/MapScene.emoveMapMarkerCluster. See the MapItems example app for a usage example.
  • Search: Added support for offline Suggestion results. Check the SearchHybrid example app for a usage example.
  • Added optional field time to Location class to specify the time when the location data was set.
  • Batch support for MapMarker: Added method to add multiple MapMarker items at once. With mapScene.addMapMarkers() a list of MapMarker items can be added to a MapScene with a single batch call.
  • Search: Added PlaceType.intersection to indicate an intersection of at least two streets. Note: This is a beta feature.

API Changes

  • Removed the previously deprecated factory method in Location class. Use one of the other available constructors instead.
  • Removed the previously deprecated MapRepresentable interface and addMapRepresentable and removeMapRepresentable methods from HereMapController. Use the MapViewLifecycleListener instead.
  • Removed the previously deprecated NavigableLocation.streetName and NavigableLocation.speedLimitInMetersPerSecond properties. Use the RoadTextsListener and SpeedLimit instead.
  • Map schemes: Removed the previously deprecated scene configuration files: "legacy.grey.day.json", "legacy.grey.night.json", "legacy.hybrid.day.json", "legacy.hybrid.night.json", "legacy.normal.day.json", "legacy.normal.night.json". Use the related MapSchemes instead.
  • Removed the previously deprecated Notice class, NoticeCode enum and Section.notices property. Use SectionNoticeCode, SectionNotice class and Section.getSectionNotices() method instead.
  • Search: Removed the following fields from Address class that have been previously deprecated: stateName, countyName, streetName, additionalData. Please use state, county and street instead. The field additionalData was already unused.
  • Removed the previously deprecated MapLoaderError.duplicateCatalog. Now MapLoaderError.internalError is returned in case of a duplicated catalog.
  • Search: Removed the perviously deprecated optionsNotAvailable value from the SearchError enum. It was replaced by the SearchError.invalidParameter value.
  • Removed the previously deprecated greyDay and greyNight from MapScheme enum. Use the normal map scheme variants instead.
  • Removed the previously deprecated LocationUpdateListener class. LocationListener should be used instead.
  • Deprecated field timestamp in Location class, please use the newly introduced time field instead.

Resolved Issues

  • Improved guidance user experience: Now incoming locations are discarded if the processing of previous location updates has not yet been completed.
  • Fixed: Sometimes, physical road dividers are not considered for offline routing.
  • Navigation: Fixed flickering of LocationIndicator.
  • Fixed: Map caching may not work as expected for satellite map scheme. Existing tiles may be reloaded.
  • Fixed: Leaving an app via back press on Android devices can lead to a freeze when the app is restarted. This can happen when the LocationEngine could not be properly stopped or the VisualNavigator is still rendering.
  • Fixed: MapUpdater: After initial download of a region a newer version is already available for download.

Known Issues

  • Updating an existing MapMarker with a completely new image causes the marker to disappear for a brief moment before being drawn with the new image.
  • The newly introduced zoom level behaves inconsistent across different devices as the shown level of detail depends on the physical screen size of a device.
  • Transparency for MapPolylines is not supported.
  • Flutter's hot restart feature does not work when the map is moved. This results in an application freeze.
  • MapViewPin instances cannot be removed after tilting and panning the map.
  • The jamFactor indicating TrafficSpeed is currently calculated linear without taking road types and other parameters into account.
  • An inner city Route for trucks carrying dangerous goods may not result in an error message.
  • Offline routing: For RouteOptions: AvoidanceOptions.countries are currently ignored.
  • In rare cases, the map view can show a gray screen right after start-up and the application may appear not responding (ANR).
  • During navigation, the number of sections within RouteProgress may not match the number of sections within the Route. In rare cases, this can lead to missed milestone reached events.
  • Navigation: Maneuver voice notifications are sometimes triggered too early.
  • MapMarkerCluster groups are not directly pickable yet. As a workaround, overlapping markers can be identified by setting a unique Metadata key to the contained MapMarker items of a cluster. See the MapItems app for an example.
  • The traffic layers MapScene.Layers.TrafficFlow and MapScene.Layers.TrafficIncidents may not be instantly visible when starting an app for the first time.
  • Flutter 2.5 is not officially supported yet. To run apps on simulator, modify the post_install task in the generated Podfile:
post_install do |installer|
  installer.pods_project.targets.each do |target|
    flutter_additional_ios_build_settings(target)
    target.build_configurations.each do |config|
          config.build_settings['EXCLUDED_ARCHS[sdk=iphonesimulator*]'] = 'arm64' if `uname -m` == "x86_64\n"
        end

  end
  installer.generated_projects.each do |project|
    project.targets.each do |target|
        target.build_configurations.each do |config|
            config.build_settings['IPHONEOS_DEPLOYMENT_TARGET'] = '12.4'
        end
    end
    project.build_configurations.each do |config|
        config.build_settings['IPHONEOS_DEPLOYMENT_TARGET'] = '12.4'
    end
end

Version 4.8.4.0

New Features

  • Navigation: Added distanceType to SafetyCameraWarning and TruckRestrictionWarning. It tells if the event is ahead or was just passed by.
  • Routing: Added getDurationInSeconds method to the Maneuver class to get the estimated duration of a maneuver.
  • Added new factory method for DMS and decimal GeoCoordinates to convert one into the other with GeoCoordinates.fromString().
  • Search: Added ResponseDetails as result type that provides the requestId of a search request and a correlationId to identify multiple, related queries.
  • Routing: Added a static fromString method to SegmentReference to generate instances of this class from a well-formatted String. Usually, SegmentReference instances are only accessible from the Span of a Route's Segment.

API Changes

  • Routing: For the new toll cost API, now the newly added RouteOptions.enableTolls flag must be set to get toll costs. It is set to false by default. When this flag is enabled, toll data is requested for toll applicable transport modes.

Known Issues

  • Updating an existing MapMarker with a completely new image causes the marker to disappear for a brief moment before being drawn with the new image.
  • The newly introduced zoom level behaves inconsistent across different devices as the shown level of detail depends on the physical screen size of a device.
  • Map caching may not work as expected for satellite map scheme. Existing tiles may be reloaded.
  • Transparency for MapPolylines is not supported.
  • Flutter's hot restart feature does not work when the map is moved. This results in an application freeze.
  • MapViewPin instances cannot be removed after tilting and panning the map.
  • The jamFactor indicating TrafficSpeed is currently calculated linear without taking road types and other parameters into account.
  • An inner city Route for trucks carrying dangerous goods may not result in an error message.
  • Offline routing: For RouteOptions: AvoidanceOptions.countries are currently ignored.
  • Leaving an app via back press on Android devices can lead to a freeze when the app is restarted. This can happen when the LocationEngine could not be properly stopped or the VisualNavigator is still rendering.
  • MapUpdater: After initial download of a region a newer version is already available for download.
  • In rare cases, the map view can show a gray screen right after start-up and the application may appear not responding (ANR).
  • During navigation, the number of sections within RouteProgress may not match the number of sections within the Route. In rare cases, this can lead to missed milestone reached events.
  • Navigation: Maneuver voice notifications are sometimes triggered too early.

Version 4.8.3.0

Highlights

  • The latest stable Flutter version that works with the HERE SDK was updated from 2.2.2 to 2.2.3. Newer versions may also work, but are not guaranteed to work.

New Features

  • Public transit routes: Added support for new pedestrian sections to provide better information on in-station walks, for example, when walking from a place of type accessPoint type to a place of type station.
  • Routing: Added RouteOptions.enableTrafficOptimization property which is true by default, and when set to false, it doesn't consider traffic information and ignores RouteOptions.departureTime.
  • Routing: It's now possible to avoid individual segments on a Route. With the newly added segments field in AvoidanceOptions users can specify the parts of a route they would like to avoid after a recalculation. The segments can be identified via Route -> Section -> Span -> SegmentReference.
    • Added SegmentReference class that represents a reference to a segment id with a travel direction.
    • Added getSegmentReference method to the Span class.
    • Added TravelDirection enum that indicates the travel direction along a segment.
  • Offline routing: When using OfflineRoutingEngine.returnToRoute() the new route contain now the initial RouteHandle.
  • Added enhanced APIs to control the MapCamera with the new classes MapCameraUpdate, MapCameraUpdateFactory and MapMeasure. Added the applyUpdate method to MapCamera that accepts a MapCameraUpdate as parameter.
  • Routing: Added violatedAvoidSeasonalClosure, violatedAvoidTollTransponder, seasonalClosure, tollTransponder, tollsDataUnavailable and chargingStopNotNeeded symbols to the SectionNoticeCode enum.
  • Navigation: Voice guidance now supports four additional regional languages in India: Bengali, Kannada, Malayalam, and Telugu.

API Changes

  • Transit routes no longer provide fare information and the TransitSectionDetails.fares list is always empty.
  • Routing: Deprecated SectionNoticeCode.violatedPedestrianOption symbol. It will be removed in v4.11.0 as it is no longer supported.
  • Deprecated persistentMapStorageFolderAccessDenied and failedToLockPersistentMapStorageFolder values from the InstantiationErrorCode enum. The persistent storage directory is no longer locked.

Resolved Issues

  • Fixed: Missing language support for no-NB and pt-BR for distant maneuver notifications.
  • Fixed: It is not possible to set both RouteOptions.departureTime and RouteOptions.arrivalTime at the same time. Plus, RouteOptions.arrivalTime is ignored when RouteOptions.enableTrafficOptimization is set to false.
  • Voice navigation: For Russian maneuver notifications, the abbreviations and declensions handling has been fixed.

Known Issues

  • Updating an existing MapMarker with a completely new image causes the marker to disappear for a brief moment before being drawn with the new image.
  • The newly introduced zoom level behaves inconsistent across different devices as the shown level of detail depends on the physical screen size of a device.
  • Map caching may not work as expected for satellite map scheme. Existing tiles may be reloaded.
  • Transparency for MapPolylines is not supported.
  • Flutter's hot restart feature does not work when the map is moved. This results in an application freeze.
  • MapViewPin instances cannot be removed after tilting and panning the map.
  • The jamFactor indicating TrafficSpeed is currently calculated linear without taking road types and other parameters into account.
  • An inner city Route for trucks carrying dangerous goods may not result in an error message.
  • Offline routing: For RouteOptions: AvoidanceOptions.countries are currently ignored.
  • Leaving an app via back press on Android devices can lead to a freeze when the app is restarted. This can happen when the LocationEngine could not be properly stopped or the VisualNavigator is still rendering.
  • MapUpdater: After initial download of a region a newer version is already available for download.
  • In rare cases, the map view can show a gray screen right after start-up and the application may appear not responding (ANR).
  • During navigation, the number of sections within RouteProgress may not match the number of sections within the Route. In rare cases, this can lead to missed milestone reached events.
  • Navigation: Maneuver voice notifications are sometimes triggered too early.

Version 4.8.2.0

New Features

  • Improved search for electric vehicle charging stations: Added classes EVChargingPool and EVChargingStation. A charging pool for electric vehicles is an area equipped with one or more charging stations. A charging station defines a group of connectors for electrical vehicles that share a common charging connector type and max power level. Note: This is a beta feature.
  • Navigation: Improved TruckRestrictionWarning and SafetyCameraWarning events. With the new WarningType you can now get notified if the location of the truck restriction or the safety camera lies ahead or if it was just passed by.
  • Improved search for electric vehicle charging stations: Added property Details.evChargingPool that represents the details of the charging pool for electric vehicles. Note: This is a beta feature.
  • Routing: Added information on toll costs with a new PaymentMethod enum, TollFare & Toll structs and Section.tolls property. Note: This is a beta feature.

API Changes

  • Deprecated DynamicRoutingListener which is replaced by the newly introduced DynamicRoutingEngineListener. The listener is now set with the new DynamicRoutingEngine.start(route, listener) method which can throw a StartException if no RouteHandle was requested for the route. Route calculation errors are propagated via the newly added DynamicRoutingListener.onRoutingError(). Check the navigation_app app for a usage example.

Resolved Issues

  • ReturnToRoute: Fixed rare cases that could lead to a crash or invalid maneuvers when the feature was used offline.
  • Corrected the Hindi translation for "yards".
  • Navigation: Corrected the Greek translation of the "turn sharp" maneuver notification.
  • ReturnToRoute during navigation: Fixed possible negative values for maneuver lengths and removed maneuvers with no geometry for cases when returnToRoute was called multiple times. As a benefit, now a longer part of the original route can be preserved.
  • Fixed: In rare cases, Storage.LevelDB related crashes can occur when starting the app.
  • Fixed: Voice navigation: The voice announcements for multiple speed cameras that are very close to each other are delivered for both cameras at the same time, so that the first event may be skipped.
  • Fixed: Navigation: When using JunctionViewLaneAssistance for very long routes then a significant delay can occur before navigation is actually started. Currently, this happens because the entire route is traversed beforehand.

Known Issues

  • Updating an existing MapMarker with a completely new image causes the marker to disappear for a brief moment before being drawn with the new image.
  • The newly introduced zoom level behaves inconsistent across different devices as the shown level of detail depends on the physical screen size of a device.
  • Map caching may not work as expected for satellite map scheme. Existing tiles may be reloaded.
  • Transparency for MapPolylines is not supported.
  • Flutter's hot restart feature does not work when the map is moved. This results in an application freeze.
  • MapViewPin instances cannot be removed after tilting and panning the map.
  • The jamFactor indicating TrafficSpeed is currently calculated linear without taking road types and other parameters into account.
  • An inner city Route for trucks carrying dangerous goods may not result in an error message.
  • Offline routing: For RouteOptions: AvoidanceOptions.countries are currently ignored.
  • Leaving an app via back press on Android devices can lead to a freeze when the app is restarted. This can happen when the LocationEngine could not be properly stopped or the VisualNavigator is still rendering.
  • MapUpdater: After initial download of a region a newer version is already available for download.
  • In rare cases, the map view can show a gray screen right after start-up and the application may appear not responding (ANR).
  • During navigation, the number of sections within RouteProgress may not match the number of sections within the Route. In rare cases, this can lead to missed milestone reached events.
  • Navigation: Maneuver voice notifications are sometimes triggered too early.

Version 4.8.1.0

New Features

  • Offline Maps: Extended the MapDownloader to check for broken maps with getInitialPersistentMapStatus(). Added also repairPersistentMap(), so that broken maps can be repaired asynchronously. Check the Developer's Guide or the OfflineMaps example app for a usage example.
  • Routing: Added NoRouteHandle enum value to RoutingError to indicate that the route did not contain the required RouteHandle, which is needed, for example, to refresh a route.
  • Search: Added new name property to PlaceCategory that provides a level 3 description.

API Changes

  • Renamed GeoCorridor.make() to GeoCorridor().
  • Renamed Navigator.make() to Navigator().
  • Renamed VenueEngine.make() to VenueEngine().

Known Issues

  • Updating an existing MapMarker with a completely new image causes the marker to disappear for a brief moment before being drawn with the new image.
  • The newly introduced zoom level behaves inconsistent across different devices as the shown level of detail depends on the physical screen size of a device.
  • Map caching may not work as expected for satellite map scheme. Existing tiles may be reloaded.
  • Transparency for MapPolylines is not supported.
  • Flutter's hot restart feature does not work when the map is moved. This results in an application freeze.
  • MapViewPin instances cannot be removed after tilting and panning the map.
  • The jamFactor indicating TrafficSpeed is currently calculated linear without taking road types and other parameters into account.
  • An inner city Route for trucks carrying dangerous goods may not result in an error message.
  • Offline routing: For RouteOptions: AvoidanceOptions.countries are currently ignored.
  • Leaving an app via back press on Android devices can lead to a freeze when the app is restarted. This can happen when the LocationEngine could not be properly stopped or the VisualNavigator is still rendering.
  • MapUpdater: After initial download of a region a newer version is already available for download.
  • In rare cases, Storage.LevelDB related crashes can occur when starting the app.
  • In rare cases, the map view can show a gray screen right after start-up and the application may appear not responding (ANR).
  • Voice navigation: The voice announcements for multiple speed cameras that are very close to each other are delivered for both cameras at the same time, so that the first event may be skipped.
  • During navigation, the number of sections within RouteProgress may not match the number of sections within the Route. In rare cases, this can lead to missed milestone reached events.
  • Navigation: When using JunctionViewLaneAssistance for very long routes then a significant delay can occur before navigation is actually started. Currently, this happens because the entire route is traversed beforehand.

Version 4.8.0.0

Highlights

  • The minimum supported Flutter and Dart version was raised to Flutter 2.0 and Dart 2.12.
  • FFI 1.0 is now supported, which means that other 3rd party plugins also need to be updated to use FFI 1.0, or they can't be used together with the HERE SDK.
  • Support for null safety was added. Null safety can be optionally disabled.
  • It's no longer necessary to call release() to dispose an object. The method has been deprecated and it will be removed in the future. When still calling it, it will do nothing.
  • A new reference application for the HERE SDK for Flutter (Navigate Edition) was published on GitHub. It shows how a complex and release-ready project targeting iOS and Android devices may look like. You can use it as a source of inspiration for your own HERE SDK based projects - in parts or as a whole. Many parts of the app overlap with the Explore Edition - however, guidance requires the Navigate Edition. At the moment, only HERE SDK 4.7 is supported.

New Features

  • Truck navigation: Added a listener for TruckRestrictionWarning to the Navigator and VisualNavigator, which is called at a specific distance while navigating along a route in order to warn about a truck restrictions ahead. It can contain multiple truck restrictions. For now, the following restrictions are possible: WeightRestriction and DimensionRestriction. Check the Navigation example app for an usage example.
  • Lane assistance: Added a JunctionViewLaneAssistance listener to Navigator and VisualNavigator that informs on the possible lanes and complex junctions.

API Changes

  • Deprecated MapCameraOrientation - replaced with GeoOrientation
  • Deprecated MapCameraOrientationUpdate - replaced with GeoOrientationUpdate
  • Deprecated MapCameraState.targetOrientation - replaced with MapCameraState.orientationAtTarget
  • Deprecated MapCamera.flyToWithOptionsAndOrientation(GeoCoordinates target, MapCameraOrientationUpdate orientation, MapCameraFlyToOptions animationOptions) → void - replaced with MapCamera.flyToWithOptionsAndGeoOrientation(GeoCoordinates target, GeoOrientationUpdate orientation, MapCameraFlyToOptions animationOptions) → void
  • Deprecated MapCamera.flyToWithOptionsAndOrientationAndDistance(GeoCoordinates target, MapCameraOrientationUpdate orientation, double distanceInMeters, MapCameraFlyToOptions animationOptions) → void - replaced with MapCamera.flyToWithOptionsAndGeoOrientationAndDistance(GeoCoordinates target, GeoOrientationUpdate orientation, double distanceInMeters, MapCameraFlyToOptions animationOptions) → void
  • Deprecated MapCamera.lookAtAreaWithOrientation(GeoBox target, MapCameraOrientationUpdate orientation) → void - replaced with MapCamera.lookAtAreaWithGeoOrientation(GeoBox target, GeoOrientationUpdate orientation) → void
  • Deprecated MapCamera.lookAtAreaWithOrientationAndViewRectangle(GeoBox target, MapCameraOrientationUpdate orientation, Rectangle2D viewRectangle) → void - replaced with MapCamera.lookAtAreaWithGeoOrientationAndViewRectangle(GeoBox target, GeoOrientationUpdate orientation, Rectangle2D viewRectangle) → void
  • Deprecated MapCamera.lookAtPointWithOrientationAndDistance(GeoCoordinates target, MapCameraOrientationUpdate orientation, double distanceInMeters) → void - replaced with MapCamera.lookAtPointWithGeoOrientationAndDistance(GeoCoordinates target, GeoOrientationUpdate orientation, double distanceInMeters) → void
  • Deprecated MapCamera.orbitBy(MapCameraOrientationUpdate delta, Point2D origin) → void - replaced with MapCamera.orbitByWithGeoOrientation(GeoOrientationUpdate delta, Point2D origin) → void
  • Deprecated MapCamera.setTargetOrientation(MapCameraOrientationUpdate orientation) → void - replaced with MapCamera.setOrientationAtTarget(GeoOrientationUpdate orientation) → void
  • Removed the previously deprecated updateGeometry() methid from MapPolyline and MapPolygon.
  • Search: Removed previously deprecated fields in Contact: emailAddresses, landlinePhoneNumbers, mobilePhoneNumbers, websiteAddresses.
  • Routing: Removed the previously deprecated Arrival and Departure classes.
  • Changed the DynamicRoutingEngine constructor from DynamicRoutingEngine.make() to DynamicRoutingEngine().
  • Changed the DynamicRoutingEngine event from etaDifferenceInMinutes to etaDifferenceInSeconds.

Resolved Issues

  • Navigation: Fixed a problem where intense CPU usage and memory consumption was observed for some routes when an application was listening for SpeedLimits.

Known Issues

  • Updating an existing MapMarker with a completely new image causes the marker to disappear for a brief moment before being drawn with the new image.
  • The newly introduced zoom level behaves inconsistent across different devices as the shown level of detail depends on the physical screen size of a device.
  • Map caching may not work as expected for satellite map scheme. Existing tiles may be reloaded.
  • Transparency for MapPolylines is not supported.
  • Flutter's hot restart feature does not work when the map is moved. This results in an application freeze.
  • MapViewPin instances cannot be removed after tilting and panning the map.
  • The jamFactor indicating TrafficSpeed is currently calculated linear without taking road types and other parameters into account.
  • An inner city Route for trucks carrying dangerous goods may not result in an error message.
  • Offline routing: For RouteOptions: AvoidanceOptions.countries are currently ignored.
  • Leaving an app via back press on Android devices can lead to a freeze when the app is restarted. This can happen when the LocationEngine could not be properly stopped or the VisualNavigator is still rendering.
  • MapUpdater: After initial download of a region a newer version is already available for download.
  • In rare cases, Storage.LevelDB related crashes can occur when starting the app.
  • In rare cases, the map view can show a gray screen right after start-up and the application may appear not responding (ANR).
  • Voice navigation: The voice announcements for multiple speed cameras that are very close to each other are delivered for both cameras at the same time, so that the first event may be skipped.

Version 4.7.7.0

Highlights

  • Preview: Flutter version and FFI version have been raised. Support for null safety was introduced. It's no longer necessary to call release(). The HERE SDK reference application was introduced on GitHub. See the details for all these changes in the highlights for the 4.8.0.0 release above.

New Features

  • Search: Added politicalView member to Place class. The optional value can be checked if it is matching the one that was set beforehand via SDKOptions.
  • MapUpdater: The current map version of a downloadable region is now exposed. This can be useful for debugging potential map data issues.
  • Added a new DynamicRoutingEngine that allows to periodically request traffic-optimized routes. This can be useful to notify users on better routes while staying in a route planner or during a guidance context when the traffic situation has changed.

API Changes

  • The map styles for NORMAL_DAY, NORMAL_NIGHT, HYBRID_DAY and HYBRID_NIGHT have been updated to the ones that have been made available as preview beforehand. The new map styles feature a clean and neutral base map and a street network with improved gray scales that allow a better hierarchy of elements that can be added on top.
  • MapView: "Simplified Chinese", "Traditional Taiwan" and "Traditional Hong Kong" language labels are now supported.
  • Removed the "fromLambda" constructor from all related Dart classes, for example Gestures, MapDownloader, SearchEngine and so on. Instead of creating a gesture listener like this: tapListener = TapListener.fromLambdas(lambda_onTap: (Point2D p) { ... }); the code can be simplified now to: tapListener = TapListener((Point2D p) { ... });.
  • Routing: Updated the API for the returnToRoute and refreshRoute features for RoutingEngine and OfflineRoutingEngine:
    • Changed the parameter order of RoutingInterface.returnToRoute(): The startingPoint parameter is now the second parameter, not the third parameter. The feature is still in beta.
    • Added a startingPoint parameter to the RoutingEngine.refreshRoute() method. In return, deleted RefreshRouteOptions.updateStartingPoint(). The feature is still in beta.
    • Deleted the ReturnToRouteEngine. Use the newly introduced RoutingInterface.returnToRoute() method instead.

Resolved Issues

  • Fixed: A Maneuver.polyline list of GeoCoordinates has only one element for the last maneuver of a route.
  • Fixed: When MapMarker.setOverlapAllowed() is set to false and the map is zoomed, this can lead to a flickering of the marker assets.
  • Fixed: Navigation: In some cases, speed limit data may be missing, although it is available in HERE's database.
  • VisualNavigator: An issue was fixed, where in a rare conditions map matched positions are temporarily missing between interpolations causing the map to rotate to a wrong direction or to not rotate at all.
  • The VisualNavigator now renders correctly, even if the principal point of the map view was changed by an application.
  • Fixed: Leaving an app via back press on Android devices can lead to a freeze when the app is restarted. This can happen when the LocationEngine could not be properly stopped or the VisualNavigator is still rendering.

Known Issues

  • Updating an existing MapMarker with a completely new image causes the marker to disappear for a brief moment before being drawn with the new image.
  • The newly introduced zoom level behaves inconsistent across different devices as the shown level of detail depends on the physical screen size of a device.
  • Map caching may not work as expected for satellite map scheme. Existing tiles may be reloaded.
  • Transparency for MapPolylines is not supported.
  • Flutter's hot restart feature does not work when the map is moved. This results in an application freeze.
  • MapViewPin instances cannot be removed after tilting and panning the map.
  • The jamFactor indicating TrafficSpeed is currently calculated linear without taking road types and other parameters into account.
  • An inner city Route for trucks carrying dangerous goods may not result in an error message.
  • Offline routing: For RouteOptions: AvoidanceOptions.countries are currently ignored.
  • MapUpdater: After initial download of a region a newer version is already available for download.

Version 4.7.6.0

Highlights

  • Important note: It is planned to raise the minimum supported Flutter and Dart version to Flutter 2.0 and Dart 2.12 with the upcoming major release v4.8.0. With this release we also plan to switch to FFI 1.0, which means that other 3rd party plugins also need to be updated to use FFI 1.0, or they can't be used together with the HERE SDK. In addition, we plan to introduce null safety. Note that the HERE SDK is not compatible with Flutter 2.2.0 or higher - as the HERE SDK does not yet support FFI 1.0 until v4.8.0.

New Features

  • Offline maps: Added MapUpdater class that allows to update previously downloaded regions. It also allows to check if one or more updates are available. A usage example can be seen in the OfflineMaps example app.
  • Improved map rendering performance on low end devices.
  • Navigation: Added support for Serbian voice maneuver notifications during guidance.

Resolved Issues

  • Fixed: Offline maps: Some downloadable region names are not fully localized yet.
  • Fixed: Offline routing: Offline routes cannot be calculated in Japan.
  • Offline Maps: A retryable error is not returned via MapDownloader.onPause(), instead the download is stopped and must be restarted instead of resumed.

Known Issues

  • Updating an existing MapMarker with a completely new image causes the marker to disappear for a brief moment before being drawn with the new image.
  • The newly introduced zoom level behaves inconsistent across different devices as the shown level of detail depends on the physical screen size of a device.
  • Map caching may not work as expected for satellite map scheme. Existing tiles may be reloaded.
  • Transparency for MapPolylines is not supported.
  • Flutter's hot restart feature does not work when the map is moved. This results in an application freeze.
  • MapViewPin instances cannot be removed after tilting and panning the map.
  • A Maneuver.polyline list of GeoCoordinates has only one element for the last maneuver of a route.
  • The jamFactor indicating TrafficSpeed is currently calculated linear without taking road types and other parameters into account.
  • Offline routing: The public maneuver list in the route's sections are empty. During navigation, the maneuvers are provided as usual.
  • Offline routing: Maneuver information is not available. A maneuver will only contain empty strings or default values. During guidance, maneuver data should be taken from Navigator instead.
  • An inner city Route for trucks carrying dangerous goods may not result in an error message.
  • Offline routing: For RouteOptions: AvoidanceOptions.countries are currently ignored.
  • When MapMarker.setOverlapAllowed() is set to false and the map is zoomed, this can lead to a flickering of the marker assets.
  • Navigation: In some cases, speed limit data may be missing, although it is available in HERE's database.
  • Leaving an app via back press on Android devices can lead to a freeze when the app is restarted. This can happen when the LocationEngine could not be properly stopped or the VisualNavigator is still rendering.

Version 4.7.5.0

Highlights

  • Important note: It is planned to raise the minimum supported Flutter and Dart version to Flutter 2.0 and Dart 2.12 with the upcoming major release v4.8.0. With this release we also plan to switch to FFI 1.0, which means that other 3rd party plugins also need to be updated to use FFI 1.0, or they can't be used together with the HERE SDK. In addition, we plan to introduce null safety. Note that the HERE SDK is not compatible with Flutter 2.2.0 or higher - as the HERE SDK does not yet support FFI 1.0 until v4.8.0.

New Features

  • Routing: Added avoidance options for pedestrians with PedestrianOptions.avoidanceOptions.
  • Search: Added support to search along longer route polylines with a GeoCorridor. Either increase halfWidthInMeters when set via constructor or do not set it - by using the GeoCorridor constructor that only allows to set the GeoPolyline. The parameter radiusInMeters has been deprecated: Please only use halfWidthInMeters as constructor parameter to specify the thickness of the route corridor. When increasing halfWidthInMeters then a greater simplification of the polyline shape can be achieved resulting in a longer route that can be searched along. On the downside the results are less accurate and can lie farther away from the route. When halfWidthInMeters is not set, a suitable value is set internally based on "best guess".
  • The LocationIndicator now supports a gray state that can be set via LocationIndicator.isActive.
  • Navigation: Added support for Vietnamese voice maneuver notifications during guidance.
  • Navigation: Added a RoadAttributesListener that informs on the following new road attributes: isDirtRoad, isTunnel, isBridge, isRamp, isControlledAccess, isPrivate, isNoThrough, isTollway, isDividedRoad, isRightDrivingSide, isRoundabout.
  • Offline routing now also supports AvoidanceOptions for rectangular areas.
  • Offline maps: Added more granular error states to MapLoaderError.

Resolved Issues

  • VisualNavigator: The camera now moves instantly to the initial location when the first Location update is received.

Known Issues

  • Updating an existing MapMarker with a completely new image causes the marker to disappear for a brief moment before being drawn with the new image.
  • The newly introduced zoom level behaves inconsistent across different devices as the shown level of detail depends on the physical screen size of a device.
  • Map caching may not work as expected for satellite map scheme. Existing tiles may be reloaded.
  • Transparency for MapPolylines is not supported.
  • Flutter's hot restart feature does not work when the map is moved. This results in an application freeze.
  • MapViewPin instances cannot be removed after tilting and panning the map.
  • A Maneuver.polyline list of GeoCoordinates has only one element for the last maneuver of a route.
  • The jamFactor indicating TrafficSpeed is currently calculated linear without taking road types and other parameters into account.
  • Offline maps: Some downloadable region names are not fully localized yet.
  • Offline routing: The public maneuver list in the route's sections are empty. During navigation, the maneuvers are provided as usual.
  • Offline routing: Maneuver information is not available. A maneuver will only contain empty strings or default values. During guidance, maneuver data should be taken from Navigator instead.
  • Offline routing: Offline routes cannot be calculated in Japan.
  • An inner city Route for trucks carrying dangerous goods may not result in an error message.
  • Offline routing: For RouteOptions: AvoidanceOptions.countries are currently ignored.
  • When MapMarker.setOverlapAllowed() is set to false and the map is zoomed, this can lead to a flickering of the marker assets.
  • Offline Maps: A retryable error is not returned via MapDownloader.onPause(), instead the download is stopped and must be restarted instead of resumed.
  • Navigation: In some cases, speed limit data may be missing, although it is available in HERE's database.
  • Leaving an app via back press on Android devices can lead to a freeze when the app is restarted. This can happen when the LocationEngine could not be properly stopped or the VisualNavigator is still rendering.

Version 4.7.4.0

Highlights

  • Important note: It is planned to raise the minimum supported Flutter and Dart version to Flutter 2.0 and Dart 2.12 with the upcoming major release v4.8.0. With this release we also plan to switch to FFI 1.0, which means that other 3rd party plugins also need to be updated to use FFI 1.0, or they can't be used together with the HERE SDK. In addition, we plan to introduce null safety. Note that the HERE SDK is not compatible with Flutter 2.2.0 or higher - as the HERE SDK does not yet support FFI 1.0 until v4.8.0.

New Features

  • Routing: Added TruckType enum to specify the type of a truck for the TruckSpecifications.
  • Routing: Added TruckSpecifications.trailerCount to specify the number of trailers.
  • Routing: Added accessPoint to RoutePlaceType enum. It allows to differentiate Section's based on RoutePlace.type.
  • Public transit: Added FarePriceType enum, FarePrice.type, FarePrice.minimum and FarePrice.maximum properties. FarePrice provides the actual price value.

API Changes

  • Gestures: A finger down gesture stops now any ongoing animation including kinetic panning.
  • Positioning: Background location updates are no longer enabled by default. They need to be enabled via LocationEngineBase.setBackgroundLocationAllowed(). On top, the device needs to require the needed permissions.
  • Changed the VisualNavigator.make() constructor to VisualNavigator().
  • Offline maps: Added ALREADY_INSTALLED enum value to MapLoaderError. Now, downloading an existing map region will result in ALREADY_INSTALLED error instead of getting a SUCCESS.
  • Routing: Deprecated FarePrice.unit, use the newly introduced FarePrice.validityPeriodInSeconds property instead.
  • Routing: Deprecated the unsupported Agency.icon property. This property is no longer supported and will be removed with HERE SDK release v4.10.0.

Known Issues

  • Updating an existing MapMarker with a completely new image causes the marker to disappear for a brief moment before being drawn with the new image.
  • The newly introduced zoom level behaves inconsistent across different devices as the shown level of detail depends on the physical screen size of a device.
  • Map caching may not work as expected for satellite map scheme. Existing tiles may be reloaded.
  • Transparency for MapPolylines is not supported.
  • Flutter's hot restart feature does not work when the map is moved. This results in an application freeze.
  • MapViewPin instances cannot be removed after tilting and panning the map.
  • A Maneuver.polyline list of GeoCoordinates has only one element for the last maneuver of a route.
  • The jamFactor indicating TrafficSpeed is currently calculated linear without taking road types and other parameters into account.
  • Offline maps: Some downloadable region names are not fully localized yet.
  • Offline routing: The public maneuver list in the route's sections are empty. During navigation, the maneuvers are provided as usual.
  • Offline routing: Maneuver information is not available. A maneuver will only contain empty strings or default values. During guidance, maneuver data should be taken from Navigator instead.
  • Offline routing: Offline routes cannot be calculated in Japan.
  • An inner city Route for trucks carrying dangerous goods may not result in an error message.
  • Offline routing: For RouteOptions: AvoidanceOptions.avoidAreas and AvoidanceOptions.countries are currently ignored.
  • When MapMarker.setOverlapAllowed() is set to false and the map is zoomed, this can lead to a flickering of the marker assets.
  • Offline Maps: A retryable error is not returned via MapDownloader.onPause(), instead the download is stopped and must be restarted instead of resumed.

Version 4.7.3.0

Highlights

  • Important note: It is planned to raise the minimum supported Flutter and Dart version to Flutter 2.0 and Dart 2.12 with the upcoming major release v4.8.0. With this release we also plan to switch to FFI 1.0, which means that other 3rd party plugins also need to be updated to use FFI 1.0, or they can't be used together with the HERE SDK. In addition, we plan to introduce null safety.

New Features

  • Routing: Added support for EVCarOptions and EVTruckOptions for the RefreshRouteOptions class.
  • EV Routing: Added new parameters to BatterySpecifications:
    • minChargeAtChargingStationInKilowattHours: The minimum charge when arriving at a charging station.
    • minChargeAtDestinationInKilowattHours: The minimum charge at the final route destination.
    • maxChargingVoltageInVolts: The maximum charging voltage supported by the vehicle's battery.
    • maxChargingCurrentInAmperes: The maximum charging current supported by the vehicle's battery.
    • chargingSetupDurationInSeconds: The time spent after arriving at a charging station, but before actually charging.
  • SearchEngine: For reverse geocoding it is now possible to search in a GeoCircle with searchByCoordinatesWithRadius(GeoCircle circle, SearchOptions options, SearchCallback callback).

API Changes

  • Only the following Android Gradle Plugin versions 3.3.3, 3.4.2, 3.5.4, 3.6.4, 4.0.1 or higher are supported - since internally the tag is required for the internal AndroidManifest file used by the HERE SDK. In case of doubt, you can check the version in your_app/android/build.gradle and check the version set for com.android.tools.build:gradle. Newer projects created by your IDE of choice already use such a version, by default.

API Changes

  • Navigation: Deprecated the LaneAssistance class and the related Navigator.laneAssistanceListener property. Use the newly introduced ManeuverViewLaneAssistance class and the Navigator.maneuverViewLaneAssistanceListener instead.

Resolved Issues

  • Fixed: Offline routing - RouteOptions are currently ignored completely and only default values will be used.
  • Fixed: ReturnToRouteEngine: The guidance maneuver at the merging point between the new route and the old route is not properly generated.

Known Issues

  • Updating an existing MapMarker with a completely new image causes the marker to disappear for a brief moment before being drawn with the new image.
  • The newly introduced zoom level behaves inconsistent across different devices as the shown level of detail depends on the physical screen size of a device.
  • Map caching may not work as expected for satellite map scheme. Existing tiles may be reloaded.
  • Transparency for MapPolylines is not supported.
  • Flutter's hot restart feature does not work when the map is moved. This results in an application freeze.
  • MapViewPin instances cannot be removed after tilting and panning the map.
  • A Maneuver.polyline list of GeoCoordinates has only one element for the last maneuver of a route.
  • The jamFactor indicating TrafficSpeed is currently calculated linear without taking road types and other parameters into account.
  • Offline maps: Some downloadable region names are not fully localized yet.
  • Offline routing: The public maneuver list in the route's sections are empty. During navigation, the maneuvers are provided as usual.
  • Offline routing: Maneuver information is not available. A maneuver will only contain empty strings or default values. During guidance, maneuver data should be taken from Navigator instead.
  • Offline routing: Offline routes cannot be calculated in Japan.
  • An inner city Route for trucks carrying dangerous goods may not result in an error message.
  • Offline routing: For RouteOptions: AvoidanceOptions.avoidAreas and AvoidanceOptions.countries are currently ignored.
  • When MapMarker.setOverlapAllowed() is set to false and the map is zoomed, this can lead to a flickering of the marker assets.

Version 4.7.2.0

Highlights

  • Important note: It is planned to raise the minimum supported Flutter and Dart version to Flutter 2.0 and Dart 2.12 with the upcoming major release v4.8.0. With this release we also plan to switch to FFI 1.0, which means that other 3rd party plugins also need to be updated to use FFI 1.0, or they can't be used together with the HERE SDK. In addition, we plan to introduce null safety.
  • The Developer's Guide has been extended and is now on par with the content that was already available for the native platforms.

New Features

  • Added a feature to refresh a Route: Added the RouteOptions.enableRouteHandle flag to get a RouteHandle, a RefreshRouteOptions class and a RoutingEngine.refreshRoute() method. Note that currently EVRouteOptions are not supported. See the related chapter in the Developer's Guide for more information.
  • LocationIndicator: Added a new style for pedestrians. The new style is added to IndicatorStyle and can be set to a LocationIndicator instance to switch the default 3D map marker model to indicate the current heading and location. Optionally, the style can be customized.
  • Added an option to affect FPS rendering of the map view by decreasing or increasing the frameRate with MapView.frameRate. This can be useful to reduce CPU usage for low end devices. The default FPS is 60 frames per second. It is also possible to deactivate automatic render cycles by setting FPS to 0.
  • Offline maps: Added MapDownloader.clearPersistentMapStorage() to clear the persistent storage to remove all downloaded map data.
  • Simplified usage of special speed limits: Now the lowest current special speed limit is optionally exposed via effectiveSpeedLimitInMetersPerSecond(). It's no longer necessary to set a Date(), the HERE SDK handles this now internally based on the device's clock settings. The related APIs (TimeDomain, SpecialSpeedSituationType, SpecialSpeedSituation) have been deprecated. Added the following new fields to the SpeedLimit class:
    • double advisorySpeedLimitInMetersPerSecond
    • double snowSpeedLimitInMetersPerSecond
    • double rainSpeedLimitInMetersPerSecond
    • double fogSpeedLimitInMetersPerSecond
    • double schoolZoneSpeedLimitInMetersPerSecond
    • double timeDependentSpeedLimitInMetersPerSecond

API Changes

  • MapDownloader: Added new pause / resume events to DownloadRegionsStatusListener to know when a download of a region or a list of regions was paused or resumed. Introduced these two new methods: onPause(MapLoaderError error) and void onResume(). The error is populated when the download was paused by the MapDownloader due to a retryable error.
  • VisualNavigator rendering is, by default, smooth again with a target frame rate set to 60 FPS. This can be adjusted for low end devices. See the frameRate setting for MapView.

Resolved Issues

  • Fixed: MapMarker3D instances are only partly rendered when the camera is positioned too far from earth.
  • Fixed: Offline maps: Once any download for a Region fails or is cancelled, all already downloaded regions will be deleted as well.

Known Issues

  • The VisualNavigator API is in an early development stage. More features and overall stabilization are planned for the next releases. Because of the pandemic situation full test coverage is currently blocked.
  • Updating an existing MapMarker with a completely new image causes the marker to disappear for a brief moment before being drawn with the new image.
  • The newly introduced zoom level behaves inconsistent across different devices as the shown level of detail depends on the physical screen size of a device.
  • Map caching may not work as expected for satellite map scheme. Existing tiles may be reloaded.
  • Transparency for MapPolylines is not supported.
  • Flutter's hot restart feature does not work when the map is moved. This results in an application freeze.
  • MapViewPin instances cannot be removed after tilting and panning the map.
  • A Maneuver.polyline list of GeoCoordinates has only one element for the last maneuver of a route.
  • The jamFactor indicating TrafficSpeed is currently calculated linear without taking road types and other parameters into account.
  • Offline maps: Some downloadable region names are not fully localized yet.
  • Offline routing: The public maneuver list in the route's sections are empty. During navigation, the maneuvers are provided as usual.
  • Offline routing: RouteOptions are currently ignored completely and only default values will be used.
  • Offline routing: Maneuver information is not available. A maneuver will only contain empty strings or default values. During guidance, maneuver data should be taken from Navigator instead.
  • Offline routing: Offline routes cannot be calculated in Japan.
  • An inner city Route for trucks carrying dangerous goods may not result in an error message.
  • ReturnToRouteEngine: The guidance maneuver at the merging point between the new route and the old route is not properly generated.

Version 4.7.1.0

Highlights

  • Added a default 3D LocationIndicator to show the current location and travel direction of a user. It can be added to the map view with MapView.addMapLifecycleListener(). Update its location via Mapview.updateLocation() that accepts a Location as parameter. The look of the default asset can be customized by setting a MapMarker3DModel as parameter to LocationIndicator.setMarker3dModel(). You can also specify the MarkerType: In the future, it may be used to enable different styles of markers for different use cases.
  • Introduced customizable visual navigation. Added CameraSettings that can be set for VisualNavigator. You can specify cameraDistanceInMeters to define the distance to earth, the cameraTiltInDegrees to specify the 3D effect (a value of 0 switches to a flat 2D view) and cameraBearingInDegrees which can be set to null to rotate the map into the travel direction (any other value will stop the rotation - for example, set it to 0 to enable north up mode). By default, rotations are enabled.

New Features

  • Introduced taxi routes. Added TransportMode.taxi type and a TaxiOptions class to calculate routes optimized for taxis via RoutingEngine.calculateTaxiRoute(). Note: This is a beta release of this transport mode, so there could be a few bugs and unexpected behaviors.
  • Routing: Added RouteOptions.speedCapInMetersPerSecond to limit the maximum allowed speed for a vehicle. When set, the route duration will be shorter for car and truck transport modes. For scooter routes it may also affect the route geometry. Other transport modes are ignored.

API Changes

  • Changed type of screenshot object returned by HereMapController.takeScreenshot() from an Image object to a ImageInfo object. Flutter's Image is actually of type Widget, which makes it more difficult to access the RGB data. Dart's ImageInfo simplifies this and it can still be converted to a Flutter Widget, if desired.

Resolved Issues

  • Fixed: Public transit routes do not contain maneuvers.
  • Fixed: On iOS devices, MapViewPin instances disappear from MapView when changing device orientation. They reappear when moving the map.
  • Fixed: Starting LocationEngine on iOS devices fails when the device is in flight mode.
  • Fixed: Offline maps: The new method to get installed regions may result in an error. As a workaround get available map regions beforehand and try again.

Known Issues

  • The VisualNavigator API is in an early development stage. More features and overall stabilization are planned for the next releases. Because of the pandemic situation full test coverage is currently blocked.
  • Updating an existing MapMarker with a completely new image causes the marker to disappear for a brief moment before being drawn with the new image.
  • The newly introduced zoom level behaves inconsistent across different devices as the shown level of detail depends on the physical screen size of a device.
  • Map caching may not work as expected for satellite map scheme. Existing tiles may be reloaded.
  • Transparency for MapPolylines is not supported.
  • Flutter's hot restart feature does not work when the map is moved. This results in an application freeze.
  • MapViewPin instances cannot be removed after tilting and panning the map.
  • A Maneuver.polyline list of GeoCoordinates has only one element for the last maneuver of a route.
  • MapMarker3D instances are only partly rendered when the camera is positioned too far from earth.
  • The jamFactor indicating TrafficSpeed is currently calculated linear without taking road types and other parameters into account.
  • Offline maps: Once any download for a Region fails or is cancelled, all already downloaded regions will be deleted as well.
  • Offline maps: Some downloadable region names are not fully localized yet.
  • Offline routing: The public maneuver list in the route's sections are empty. During navigation, the maneuvers are provided as usual.
  • Offline routing: RouteOptions are currently ignored completely and only default values will be used.
  • Offline routing: Maneuver information is not available. A maneuver will only contain empty strings or default values. During guidance, maneuver data should be taken from Navigator instead.
  • Offline routing: Offline routes cannot be calculated in Japan.
  • An inner city Route for trucks carrying dangerous goods may not result in an error message.
  • ReturnToRouteEngine: The guidance maneuver at the merging point between the new route and the old route is not properly generated.

Version 4.7.0.0

Highlights

  • Raised the minimum supported Flutter version from Flutter 1.20 to Flutter 1.22 and Dart 2.10. It is planned to raise the minimum supported Flutter and Dart version to Flutter 2.0 and Dart 2.12 with the upcoming major release v4.8.0.
  • New Flutter example apps added on GitHub: The Flutter selection contains now the same set of example apps as the native iOS and Android platforms.
  • Introduced public transit routing with a new TransitRoutingEngine that can calculate public transit routes. It uses TransitWaypoint type waypoints and a TransitRouteOptions class to specify various transit related options. Note that the API is in an early development stage. More features and overall stabilization are planned for the next releases.
  • Added a new MapSceneLayers.vehicleRestrictions layer. It can be activated with MapScene.setLayerState() and it shows the current vehicle restrictions on the map. For example, weight or height restrictions for trucks at bridges.

New Features

  • Along with the newly introduced TransitRoutingEngine (see above), the following supportive types have been added: AttributionType enum, FarePriceType enum, FareReason enum, PreActionType enum, TransitDepartureStatus enum, TransitIncidentType enum, TransitIncidentEffect enum, TransitMode enum, TransitModeFilter enum, Agency class, Attribution class, Fare class, FarePrice class, PreAction class, TransitIncident class, TransitDeparture class, TransitSectionDetails class, TransitStop class, and TransitTransport class.
  • Routing: Introduced a new Span class that is accessible from a Section on a Route. It points to the related section notices to indicate possible route violations. With the Span class these violations can now be identified on the Route as they contain the length in meters and the geometry.
  • Routing: Added additional constructor for IsolineOptions.Calculation: IsolineOptionsCalculation.withDefaultsAndCalculationMod(IsolineRangeType rangeType, List<int> rangeValues, IsolineCalculationMode isolineCalculationMode).
  • Search: Added new method to SearchEngine to get place details for a Suggestion that contains a href String. Use the new sendRequest() method for this.

API Changes

  • Added a new MapViewLifecycleListener that replaces the deprecated MapRepresentable. It can be added or removed from a Mapview. Use this to get notified on the map view's lifecycle.
  • Deprecated MapRepresentable and the related methods to add or remove it from a MapView. Use the newly introduced MapViewLifecycleListener instead.
  • Removed the previously deprecated GeoBox.intersects(GeoBox) and GeoBox.contains(GeoBox).
  • Speed limits: Made SpecialSpeedSituation.specialSpeedLimitInMetersPerSecond non-optional and removed the enum items speedBumpsPresent and laneDependent from SpecialSpeedSituationType, because they do not contain a special speed limit.
  • Added a new RoadTextsListener to get notified on the current road name.
  • Deprecated NavigableLocation.streetName. Use the newly introduced RoadTextsListener instead.
  • Removed the previously deprecated UnitSystem.imperial enum item.
  • Removed the previously deprecated LocationProvider and the LocationListener.onLocationTimeout() method.
  • Removed the previously deprecated Section.getTransportMode() method.
  • Removed the previously deprecated GeoCorridor(List<GeoCoordinates>, Double) constructor.
  • Removed the previously deprecated Place.getCoordinates().
  • Removed the previously deprecated fields and constructors from Color.

Resolved Issues

  • Fixed: During navigation sometimes the next maneuver and voice instructions are triggered too early before roundabouts.
  • Fixed: Offline maps: Region.sizeOnDiskInBytes is 0 for any Region.
  • Fixed: The opening hours for a Place that closes after midnight end at midnight.
  • Fixed: Navigation: Maneuver arrows are not rendered correctly for offline routes.

Known Issues

  • The VisualNavigator API is in an early development stage. More features and overall stabilization are planned for the next releases. Because of the pandemic situation full test coverage is currently blocked.
  • Updating an existing MapMarker with a completely new image causes the marker to disappear for a brief moment before being drawn with the new image.
  • The newly introduced zoom level behaves inconsistent across different devices as the shown level of detail depends on the physical screen size of a device.
  • Map caching may not work as expected for satellite map scheme. Existing tiles may be reloaded.
  • Transparency for MapPolylines is not supported.
  • Flutter's hot restart feature does not work when the map is moved. This results in an application freeze.
  • On iOS devices, MapViewPin instances disappear from MapView when changing device orientation. They reappear when moving the map.
  • MapViewPin instances cannot be removed after tilting and panning the map.
  • A Maneuver.polyline list of GeoCoordinates has only one element for the last maneuver of a route.
  • MapMarker3D instances are only partly rendered when the camera is positioned too far from earth.
  • Starting LocationEngine on iOS devices fails when the device is in flight mode.
  • The jamFactor indicating TrafficSpeed is currently calculated linear without taking road types and other parameters into account.
  • Offline maps: Once any download for a Region fails or is cancelled, all already downloaded regions will be deleted as well.
  • Offline maps: Some downloadable region names are not fully localized yet.
  • Offline maps: The new method to get installed regions may result in an error. As a workaround get available map regions beforehand and try again.
  • Offline routing: The public maneuver list in the route's sections are empty. During navigation, the maneuvers are provided as usual.
  • Offline routing: RouteOptions are currently ignored completely and only default values will be used.
  • Offline routing: Maneuver information is not available. A maneuver will only contain empty strings or default values. During guidance, maneuver data should be taken from Navigator instead.
  • Offline routing: Offline routes cannot be calculated in Japan.
  • An inner city Route for trucks carrying dangerous goods may not result in an error message.
  • ReturnToRouteEngine: The guidance maneuver at the merging point between the new route and the old route is not properly generated.
  • Public transit routes do not contain maneuvers.

Version 4.6.5.0

New Features

  • Added support for political views. SDKOptions allow now to specify the politicalView string. It's a three letter country code defined by ISO 3166-1 alpha-3. When set, all map data will respect the point of view of this country. Note that this is a beta feature and thus there can be bugs and unexpected behaviour.
  • A Place can now be serialized or deserialized with serializeCompact() and deserialize() to or from a String.
  • Routing: Added SectionNoticeCode and NoticeSeverity enums, SectionNotice class and Section.sectionNotices property to get informed on possible route violations.
  • Isoline Routing:
    • Added RoutePlaceDirection enum with values arrival and departure.
    • Added isolineDirection field to IsolineOptionsCalculation.withDefaultsAndDirection() and IsolineOptionsCalculation.withNoDefaults() factory methods (with default value of RoutePlaceDirection.departure).
    • Extended the existing IsolineOptions.Calculation constructor to accept the new RoutePlaceDirection enum.
    • Added RouteOptions.arrivalTime to set an optional time when a travel is expected to end. Note that this parameter is currently only supported for isoline route calculation.
  • Navigation: Added an API to notify users about changes of the current speed limit. Now a SpeedLimitListener can be set that allows to get the SpeedLimit as before, but optionally it may also contain information on SpecialSpeedSituation events that overrule the default speed limit. Reasons for this are defined in the SpecialSpeedSituationType enum. A TimeDomain value informs whether this speed limit is currently active or not.
  • Navigation: Added a new ReturnToRouteEngine that allows the calculate a new route when a deviation from the original route was detected. This engine works offline on already downloaded or cached map data.
  • Introduced new SDKCache class and SDKCacheCallback that allows to clear the temporarily downloaded map data via the new clearCache() method. Note: This will not delete downloaded offline maps data.
  • Offline Search: Added new OfflineSearchEngine.search() method that accepts PlaceIdQuery and an optional LanguageCode to lookup a Place ID.

API Changes

  • Routing: Deprecated the Notice class and NoticeCode enum along with Section.notices property, use the newly introduced SectionNoticeCode, SectionNotice class and Section.sectionNotices property instead.
  • Search: Deprecated SearchError.optionNotAvailable enum value, it will be replaced by the existing SearchError.invalidParameter value.
  • Navigation: Deprecated NavigableLocation.speedLimitInMetersPerSecond. Use the newly introduced SpeedLimit instead.

Highlights

  • Important note: It is planned to raise the minimum supported Flutter and Dart version to Flutter 2.0 and Dart 2.12 with the upcoming major release v4.8.0. For this release the minimum supported Flutter version is still Flutter 1.20.0 and Dart 2.9.0.

Resolved Issues

  • Fixed: Offline maps: The new method to get installed regions may result in an error. As a workaround get available map regions beforehand and try again.

Known Issues

  • The VisualNavigator API is in an early development stage. More features and overall stabilization are planned for the next releases. Because of the pandemic situation full test coverage is currently blocked.
  • Updating an existing MapMarker with a completely new image causes the marker to disappear for a brief moment before being drawn with the new image.
  • The newly introduced zoom level behaves inconsistent across different devices as the shown level of detail depends on the physical screen size of a device.
  • Map caching may not work as expected for satellite map scheme. Existing tiles may be reloaded.
  • Transparency for MapPolylines is not supported.
  • Flutter's hot restart feature does not work when the map is moved. This results in an application freeze.
  • On iOS devices, MapViewPin instances disappear from MapView when changing device orientation. They reappear when moving the map.
  • MapViewPin instances cannot be removed after tilting and panning the map.
  • A Maneuver.polyline list of GeoCoordinates has only one element for the last maneuver of a route.
  • MapMarker3D instances are only partly rendered when the camera is positioned too far from earth.
  • During navigation sometimes the next maneuver and voice instructions are triggered too early before roundabouts.
  • Starting LocationEngine on iOS devices fails when the device is in flight mode.
  • The jamFactor indicating TrafficSpeed is currently calculated linear without taking road types and other parameters into account.
  • Offline maps: Region.sizeOnDiskInBytes is 0 for any Region.
  • Offline maps: Once any download for a Region fails or is cancelled, all already downloaded regions will be deleted as well.
  • Offline maps: Some downloadable region names are not fully localized yet.
  • Offline maps: The new method to get installed regions may result in an error. As a workaround get available map regions beforehand and try again.
  • Offline routing: The public maneuver list in the route's sections are empty. During navigation, the maneuvers are provided as usual.
  • Offline routing: RouteOptions are currently ignored completely and only default values will be used.
  • Offline routing: Maneuver information is not available. A maneuver will only contain empty strings or default values. During guidance, maneuver data should be taken from Navigator instead.
  • Offline routing: Offline routes cannot be calculated in Japan.
  • The opening hours for a Place that closes after midnight end at midnight.
  • An inner city Route for trucks carrying dangerous goods may not result in an error message.
  • Navigation: Maneuver arrows are not rendered correctly for offline routes.
  • ReturnToRouteEngine: The guidance maneuver at the merging point between the new route and the old route is not properly generated.

Version 4.6.4.0

New Features

  • Offline maps: It's now possible to pause and resume pending downloads of a map region via the MapDownloaderTask's pause() and resume() methods.
  • Navigation: Maneuver arrows are now rendered by default on the route shown on the map by the VisualNavigator. The next maneuver is shown, and removed once reached.
  • Navigation: The turn-by-turn ManeuverAction for roundabouts is now split into 'roundaboutEnter' and 'roundaboutExit'. The behavior for the HERE SDK remains the same. An additional 'LEFT/RIGHT_TURN' action may be given when exiting a larger roundabout.
  • Routing: Introduced Waypoint.minCourseDistanceInMeters to specify an optional distance parameter during which a user can avoid taking actions.
  • The size of the viewport can now be retrieved from MapView with the new viewportSize property that returns Size2D in physical pixels.
  • Enhanced FlyTo MapCamera animations from A to B with target orientation and target distance: flyToWithOptionsAndOrientation(GeoCoordinates target, MapCameraOrientationUpdate orientation, MapCameraFlyToOptions animationOptions).
  • New map styles have been introduced as beta versions.
    • The map styles for normalDay, normalNight, hybridDay and hybridNight will be updated with v4.8.0. The planned new map styles are already accessible under following file names as beta versions:
      • "preview.normal.day.json" - This scheme will update the current normalDay in v4.8.0.
      • "preview.normal.night.json" - This scheme will update the current normalNight in v4.8.0.
      • "preview.hybrid.day.json" - This scheme will update the current hybridDay in v4.8.0.
      • "preview.hybrid.night.json" - This scheme will update the current hybridNight in v4.8.0.
    • The legacy map styles for normalDay, normalNight, hybridDay and hybridNight will still be accessible for v4.8.0 until v4.9.0 under the file names listed below. They will be removed with v4.9.0.
      • "legacy.normal.day.json"
      • "legacy.normal.night.json"
      • "legacy.hybrid.day.json"
      • "legacy.hybrid.night.json"
      • "legacy.grey.day.json"
      • "legacy.grey.night.jso

API Changes

  • The map styles MapScheme.greyDay, MapScheme.greyNight have been deprecated and will be removed. Use the normal variants instead.
  • Navigation: Safety speed camera warner text notifications were always fired. Now, text notifications are only sent via ManeuverNotificationListener if a SafetyCameraWarningListener is set.

Resolved Issues

  • For Android: The workaround required to avoid a white screen being displayed after sending an app to the background is now applied for users of both FlutterActivity and the FlutterFragmentActivity. Until now it was not applied for FlutterFragmentActivity, causing an white screen if an app was using that activity.

Known Issues

  • The VisualNavigator API is in an early development stage. More features and overall stabilization are planned for the next releases. Because of the pandemic situation full test coverage is currently blocked.
  • Updating an existing MapMarker with a completely new image causes the marker to disappear for a brief moment before being drawn with the new image.
  • The newly introduced zoom level behaves inconsistent across different devices as the shown level of detail depends on the physical screen size of a device.
  • Map caching may not work as expected for satellite map scheme. Existing tiles may be reloaded.
  • Transparency for MapPolylines is not supported.
  • Flutter's hot restart feature does not work when the map is moved. This results in an application freeze.
  • On iOS devices, MapViewPin instances disappear from MapView when changing device orientation. They reappear when moving the map.
  • MapViewPin instances cannot be removed after tilting and panning the map.
  • A Maneuver.polyline list of GeoCoordinates has only one element for the last maneuver of a route.
  • MapMarker3D instances are only partly rendered when the camera is positioned too far from earth.
  • During navigation sometimes the next maneuver and voice instructions are triggered too early before roundabouts.
  • Starting LocationEngine on iOS devices fails when the device is in flight mode.
  • The jamFactor indicating TrafficSpeed is currently calculated linear without taking road types and other parameters into account.
  • Offline maps: Region.sizeOnDiskInBytes is 0 for any Region.
  • Offline maps: Once any download for a Region fails or is cancelled, all already downloaded regions will be deleted as well.
  • Offline maps: Some downloadable region names are not fully localized yet.
  • Offline maps: The new method to get installed regions may result in an error. As a workaround get available map regions beforehand and try again.
  • Offline routing: The public maneuver list in the route's sections are empty. During navigation, the maneuvers are provided as usual.
  • Offline routing: RouteOptions are currently ignored completely and only default values will be used.
  • Offline routing: Maneuver information is not available. A maneuver will only contain empty strings or default values. During guidance, maneuver data should be taken from Navigator instead.
  • Offline routing: Offline routes cannot be calculated in Japan.
  • The opening hours for a Place that closes after midnight end at midnight.
  • An inner city Route for trucks carrying dangerous goods may not result in an error message.
  • Navigation: Maneuver arrows are not rendered correctly for offline routes.

Version 4.6.3.0

New Features

  • Added new WatermarkStyle enum that defines the style of the HERE watermark logo. The dark watermark should be used for custom styles that are brighter (like daytime) and the light watermark for darker custom schemes (like night or satellite based). Added a new loadScene() method to MapScene to accept the new enum together with a custom style.
  • MapCamera: Added FlyToOptions to customize the fly-to animation from current target GeoCoordinates to a new location. The durationInMs parameter defines how long the animation will run, the bowFactor defines a relative camera height for the ballistic curve that ranges from -1 < 0 (concave curve) to 0 (constant height) to 0 < 1 (convex curve). The maximum height can be achieved with a bowFactor of 1, the minimum with -1. Note that the height is relative to the distance between current target and new target to achieve a constant look regardless of the current zoom level.
  • Routing: Added sideOfStreetHint property to Waypoint. These optional GeoCoordinates indicate which side of the street should be used to reach the waypoint. For example, if the location is to the left of the street, the route will prefer using that side in case the street has dividers. Hence, if the street has no dividers, sideOfStreetHint is ignored.
  • Positioning: The kCLAuthorizationStatusNotDetermined status from iOS platform is now treated as LocationEngineStatus.missingPermissions. This status may be sent to listeners when the start() method of the LocationEngine is called. So now applications are not enforced to check the platform authorization status before starting to locate.
  • MapDownloader: Added possibility to delete downloaded map regions via the new deleteRegions() method that accepts a list of RegionId elements that should be deleted asynchronously.
  • MapDownloader: Added InstalledRegion class that holds information on installed regions. Added getInstalledRegions() method to get the new class.

Resolved Issues

  • Fixed: Currently, a Lane that is reserved for bus or bicycle does not contain a direction type.
  • Fixed: Navigation: Unlimited speed limits may not always be reported as expected.

Known Issues

  • The VisualNavigator API is in an early development stage. More features and overall stabilization are planned for the next releases. Because of the pandemic situation full test coverage is currently blocked.
  • Updating an existing MapMarker with a completely new image causes the marker to disappear for a brief moment before being drawn with the new image.
  • The newly introduced zoom level behaves inconsistent across different devices as the shown level of detail depends on the physical screen size of a device.
  • Map caching may not work as expected for satellite map scheme. Existing tiles may be reloaded.
  • Transparency for MapPolylines is not supported.
  • Flutter's hot restart feature does not work when the map is moved. This results in an application freeze.
  • On iOS devices, MapViewPin instances disappear from MapView when changing device orientation. They reappear when moving the map.
  • MapViewPin instances cannot be removed after tilting and panning the map.
  • A Maneuver.polyline list of GeoCoordinates has only one element for the last maneuver of a route.
  • MapMarker3D instances are only partly rendered when the camera is positioned too far from earth.
  • During navigation sometimes the next maneuver and voice instructions are triggered too early before roundabouts.
  • Starting LocationEngine on iOS devices fails when the device is in flight mode.
  • The jamFactor indicating TrafficSpeed is currently calculated linear without taking road types and other parameters into account.
  • Offline maps: Region.sizeOnDiskInBytes is 0 for any Region.
  • Offline maps: Once any download for a Region fails or is cancelled, all already downloaded regions will be deleted as well.
  • Offline maps: Some downloadable region names are not fully localized yet.
  • Offline maps: The new method to get installed regions may result in an error. As a workaround get available map regions beforehand and try again.
  • Offline routing: The public maneuver list in the route's sections are empty. During navigation, the maneuvers are provided as usual.
  • Offline routing: RouteOptions are currently ignored completely and only default values will be used.
  • Offline routing: Maneuver information is not available. A maneuver will only contain empty strings or default values. During guidance, maneuver data should be taken from Navigator instead.
  • The opening hours for a Place that closes after midnight end at midnight.
  • An inner city Route for trucks carrying dangerous goods may not result in an error message.

Version 4.6.2.0

Highlights

  • The minimum supported Flutter version was raised from 1.17 to 1.20. The minimum supported Dart version is now 2.9.0.
  • Added a new Indoor Routing API (beta) which allows calculating routes inside private venues. The API supports routes from outside to a position inside a venue and from a position inside a venue to the outside. The API also allows showing the resulting routes on the map.

New Features

  • Introduced beta versions of new map style combinations for use with MapScene.loadScene(): "preview.normal.day.json", "preview.normal.night.json", "preview.hybrid.day.json" and "preview.hybrid.night.json".
  • Added new map item type: MapArrow elements can now be rendered on the map to indicate a direction. They can be added or removed like other map items via MapScene.
  • MapMarker items can now be made invisible once they overlap each other at certain zoom levels. They contain a new property with get/set isOverlapAllowed().
  • VisualNavigator: The visibility of a Route can be controlled with setRouteVisible(boolean). The property is exposed with isRouteVisible(). By default, if a route is set, it will be rendered when startRendering() is called, and removed with stopRendering(). It is possible to set or remove a route at any time, i.e., before or after calling startRendering(), and the route in the MapView will be updated accordingly.

API Changes

  • The free flow traffic layer is now rendering green traffic flow lines by default.
  • MapLoader: Deprecated the meaningless error MapLoaderError.duplicateCatalog.
  • VisualNavigator introduced a behavioral change: The transform center (also known as principal point) of the MapCamera is automatically adjusted during navigation for better viewing results. Calling startRendering() changes the principalPoint property of the MapCamera so that the current position indicator is placed slightly at the bottom of the MapView. It is restored to its original value when stopRendering() is called.

Resolved Issues

  • Fixed: When traffic flows are enabled, map gestures may behave slower than expected.
  • Fixed: Currently, a Lane that is reserved for bus or bicycle does not contain a direction type.
  • Fixed: Offline routing: Avoidance options are currently ignored.
  • Fixed: Offline routing: Ferry links are not extracted to separate sections.
  • Fixed: Navigation: Safety camera notifications may come too often.
  • Fixed: When SDKOptions is created before initialization of SDKNativeEngine it may contain a corrupted path.

Known Issues

  • The VisualNavigator API is in an early development stage. More features and overall stabilization are planned for the next releases. Because of the pandemic situation full test coverage is currently blocked.
  • Updating an existing MapMarker with a completely new image causes the marker to disappear for a brief moment before being drawn with the new image.
  • The newly introduced zoom level behaves inconsistent across different devices as the shown level of detail depends on the physical screen size of a device.
  • Map caching may not work as expected for satellite map scheme. Existing tiles may be reloaded.
  • Transparency for MapPolylines is not supported.
  • Flutter's hot restart feature does not work when the map is moved. This results in an application freeze.
  • On iOS devices, MapViewPin instances disappear from MapView when changing device orientation. They reappear when moving the map.
  • MapViewPin instances cannot be removed after tilting and panning the map.
  • A Maneuver.polyline list of GeoCoordinates has only one element for the last maneuver of a route.
  • MapMarker3D instances are only partly rendered when the camera is positioned too far from earth.
  • During navigation sometimes the next maneuver and voice instructions are triggered too early before roundabouts.
  • Starting LocationEngine on iOS devices fails when the device is in flight mode.
  • The jamFactor indicating TrafficSpeed is currently calculated linear without taking road types and other parameters into account.
  • Currently, a Lane that is reserved for bus or bicycle does not contain a direction type.
  • Offline maps: Region.sizeOnDiskInBytes is 0 for any Region.
  • Offline maps: Once any download for a Region fails or is cancelled, all already downloaded regions will be deleted as well.
  • Offline routing: The public maneuver list in the route's sections are empty. During navigation, the maneuvers are provided as usual.
  • Offline routing: RouteOptions are currently ignored completely and only default values will be used.
  • Offline routing: Maneuver information is not available. A maneuver will only contain empty strings or default values. During guidance, maneuver data should be taken from Navigator instead.
  • Navigation: Unlimited speed limits may not always be reported as expected.
  • The opening hours for a Place that closes after midnight end at midnight.
  • An inner city Route for trucks carrying dangerous goods may not result in an error message.

Version 4.6.1.0

Highlights

  • Added new flyTo() method to MapCamera for basic animations from A to B by setting new target coordinates. The animation can be interrupted by gestures or any programmatical change of the camera's position or orientation.

New Features

  • Routing: Introduced ZoneCategory enum and added zoneCategories field to to the AvoidanceOptions struct which is a collection of ZoneCategory's.
  • EV routing: Introduced Route.getEVDetails() which returns the accumulated evDetails data for all sections of a route.
  • Navigation: Added a PostActionListener, which is accessible from Navigator and VisualNavigator via dedicated setter and getters.
  • Navigation: The exitSignTexts (road exit number) attribute was added to Maneuver.
  • Lane Assistance: The following new access types have been added: automobiles, buses, taxis, carpools, pedestrians, trucks, throughTraffic, deliveryVehicles, emergencyVehicles, motorcycles.
  • Positioning: Added new fields to Location object: bearingAccuracyInDegrees, speedAccuracyInMetersPerSecond, timestampSinceBootInMilliseconds. Related constructors have been deprecated. Use the related newly introduced constructors instead.

Build System Changes

  • When building for iOS, CocoaPods 1.10 or above is now required. The use of older versions can result in the linker choosing an incorrect architecture with which to link.

API Changes

  • Routing: The AvoidanceOptions constructor requires to set the new field zoneCategories.
  • Routing: Deprecated Section.arrival and Section.departure. Instead, use the newly introduced Section.arrivalPlace and Section.departurePlace to get a RoutePlace.
  • Deprecated the Address fields stateName, countyName, streetName and the related constructors. Instead, use the newly introduced constructor that takes the new fields state, country and street.

Resolved Issues

  • Fixed: Performing a CategoryQuery or a TextQuery search no longer returns SearchError.httpError when searching in a circle, whose radius is a number with a fraction.

Known Issues

  • The VisualNavigator API is in an early development stage. More features and overall stabilization are planned for the next releases. Because of the pandemic situation full test coverage is currently blocked.
  • Updating an existing MapMarker with a completely new image causes the marker to disappear for a brief moment before being drawn with the new image.
  • The newly introduced zoom level behaves inconsistent across different devices as the shown level of detail depends on the physical screen size of a device.
  • Map caching may not work as expected for satellite map scheme. Existing tiles may be reloaded.
  • Transparency for MapPolylines is not supported.
  • Flutter's hot restart feature does not work when the map is moved. This results in an application freeze.
  • On iOS devices, MapViewPin instances disappear from MapView when changing device orientation. They reappear when moving the map.
  • MapViewPin instances cannot be removed after tilting and panning the map.
  • When traffic flows are enabled, map gestures may behave slower than expected.
  • A Maneuver.polyline list of GeoCoordinates has only one element for the last maneuver of a route.
  • MapMarker3D instances are only partly rendered when the camera is positioned too far from earth.
  • During navigation sometimes the next maneuver and voice instructions are triggered too early before roundabouts.
  • Starting LocationEngine on iOS devices fails when the device is in flight mode.
  • The jamFactor indicating TrafficSpeed is currently calculated linear without taking road types and other parameters into account.
  • Currently, a Lane that is reserved for bus or bicycle does not contain a direction type.
  • Offline maps: Region.sizeOnDiskInBytes is 0 for any Region.
  • Offline maps: Once any download for a Region fails or is cancelled, all already downloaded regions will be deleted as well.
  • Offline routing: Pedestrian, truck, scooter, and EV routing are not expected to work.
  • Offline routing: Avoidance options are currently ignored.
  • Offline routing: The public maneuver list in the route's sections are empty. During navigation, the maneuvers are provided as usual.
  • Offline routing: Ferry links are not extracted to separate sections.
  • Offline routing: RouteOptions are currently ignored completely and only default values will be used.
  • Offline routing: Maneuver information is not available. A maneuver will only contain empty strings or default values. During guidance, maneuver data should be taken from Navigator instead.
  • Navigation: Unlimited speed limits may not always be reported as expected.
  • Navigation: Safety camera notifications may come too often.
  • When SDKOptions is created before initialization of SDKNativeEngine it may contain a corrupted path.

Version 4.6.0.0

Highlights

  • Android devices running older Adreno 330 GPUs are now supported.
  • Added support for offline maps. Map data can now be preloaded for continents and countries worldwide. Note: This feature is released as beta feature. Added the MapDownloader class to download the list of available regions and to download the regions. Added related classes:
    • DownloadableRegionsCallback: Notifies when regions are downloaded.
    • MapDownloaderStatusListener: Notifies on the status of the download.
    • MapDownloaderTask: Task to cancel downloads.
    • MapLoaderError: Enumeration for specifying various errors.
    • Region: Represents an area that can be downloaded.
    • RegionId: Specifies an unique identifier for a Region.
  • Added OfflineRoutingEngine to calculate routes on cached or preloaded offline maps: It is now possible to calculate routes without connectivity. The engine adheres to the same interface as its online counterpart.
  • Added isoline routing to calculate the reachable area for the given center coordinates and a range defined in time, distance or energy consumption. Added a new calculateIsoline() method to RoutingEngine. Added related classes:
    • IsolineOptions: Options for isoline calculation.
    • IsolineRangeType: Enumeration specifying whether the range type is defined in time, distance or energy consumption.
    • IsolineCalculationMode: Specifies how the isoline calculation can be optimized.
    • Isoline: Represents a single isoline.
    • MapMatchedCoordinates: Contains a pair of user-defined and map-matched coordinates.

More New Features

  • MapPolygon items can now be picked from MapView. PickMapItemsResult can now include a list of MapPolygon items.
  • Added ScooterOptions.allowHighway property.
  • Added method to look at a given GeoBox at the map view with lookAtAreaWithOrientationAndViewRectangle(GeoBox target, MapCameraOrientationUpdate orientation, Rectangle2D viewRectangle). For example, this can be used to show a route on a certain part of the map view.
  • Search: Added categories field to OpeningHours. It contains categories related to specific OpeningHours. For example, when a Place has multiple opening hours associated with it.
  • Added SDKNativeEngine.dispose() to release resources. It should be used in cases when it's necessary to create a new instance of SDKNativeEngine with the same access key id as previously used.
  • Road shields are now rendered by default on the map view.
  • Navigator and VisualNavigator now allow to specify a TransportMode for tracking. By default, car mode is used.
  • Added SafetyCameraType to provide notifications about safety speed cameras both when on route and when in tracking mode. In tracking mode, the safety camera notifications will be given only for the portion of a road between the current position and the first junction. Added SafetyCameraWarning to provide information about the distance from the current position to the camera, the speed limit observed by the camera and the type of the safety camera. Added a dedicated listener that can be set to Navigator or VisualNavigator.
  • Lane Assistance: Added new types to LaneType: Express lane, acceleration lane, deceleration lane, auxiliary lane, slow lane, passing lane, shoulder lane, regulated lane access, turn lane, center turn lane, truck parking lanes, parking lanes, variable driving lanes, bicycle lanes.

API Changes

  • Removed beta status for scooter transport mode.
  • Deprecated the updateGeometry() method for MapPolygon. Use the newly introduced set/get geometry accessors instead to get or set a GeoPolygon.
  • Deprecated the updateGeometry() method for MapPolyline. Use the newly introduced set/get geometry accessors instead to get or set a GeoPolyline.
  • Search: Deprecated the following Contact fields landlinePhoneNumbers, mobilePhoneNumbers, emailAddresses, websiteAddresses. Use these newly introduced fields instead: landlinePhones, mobilePhones, emails, websites. Each holds a list of newly created classes LandlinePhone, MobilePhone, EmailAddress, WebsiteAddress - containing a string representation of the item and a list of related PlaceCategory values.
  • The free flow traffic layer does no longer render the green traffic flow lines. In the future, an API to enable / disable the flow is planned to be introduced.
  • The SDKNativeEngine now locks access to the map data cache and persistent storage directories. When another instance of SDKNativeEngine is instantiated with the same access key id then now an exception is thrown.
  • MapView: Added clamping to principal point when the coordinates are outside of the viewport.
  • Maneuver: Deprecated roadName, roadNameLanguageCode, roadNumber, nextRoadName, nextRoadNameLanguageCode, nextRoadNumber. Added instead RoadTexts with roadTexts and nextRoadTexts and LocalizedText and LocalizedTexts.
  • HERE Positioning now runs in it's own thread instead of separate process.

Resolved Issues

  • Fixed: A MapPolyline may be unexpectedly rendered over a MapMarker.

Known Issues

  • The VisualNavigator API is in an early development stage. More features and overall stabilization are planned for the next releases. Because of the pandemic situation full test coverage is currently blocked.
  • Updating an existing MapMarker with a completely new image causes the marker to disappear for a brief moment before being drawn with the new image.
  • The newly introduced zoom level behaves inconsistent across different devices as the shown level of detail depends on the physical screen size of a device.
  • Map caching may not work as expected for satellite map scheme. Existing tiles may be reloaded.
  • Transparency for MapPolylines is not supported.
  • Flutter's hot restart feature does not work when the map is moved. This results in an application freeze.
  • On iOS devices, MapViewPin instances disappear from MapView when changing device orientation. They reappear when moving the map.
  • MapViewPin instances cannot be removed after tilting and panning the map.
  • When traffic flows are enabled, map gestures may behave slower than expected.
  • A Maneuver.polyline list of GeoCoordinates has only one element for the last maneuver of a route.
  • MapMarker3D instances are only partly rendered when the camera is positioned too far from earth.
  • During navigation sometimes the next maneuver and voice instructions are triggered too early before roundabouts.
  • Starting LocationEngine on iOS devices fails when the device is in flight mode.
  • The jamFactor indicating TrafficSpeed is currently calculated linear without taking road types and other parameters into account.
  • Currently, a Lane that is reserved for bus or bicycle does not contain a direction type.
  • Offline maps: Region.sizeOnDiskInBytes is 0 for any Region.
  • Offline maps: Once any download for a Region fails or is cancelled, all already downloaded regions will be deleted as well.
  • Offline routing: Pedestrian, truck, scooter, and EV routing are not expected to work.
  • Offline routing: Avoidance options are currently ignored.
  • Offline routing: The public maneuver list in the route's sections are empty. During navigation, the maneuvers are provided as usual.
  • Offline routing: Ferry links are not extracted to separate sections.
  • Navigation: Unlimited speed limits may not always be reported as expected.
  • Navigation: Safety camera notifications may come too often.
  • When SDKOptions is created before initialization of SDKNativeEngine it may contain a corrupted path.

Version 4.5.4.0

Highlights

  • The supported device specifications have been fine tuned and contain now more granular details on the supported devices. Details can be found in the About section of the Developer's Guide for this edition.

New Features

  • Extended walk routing options: Added PedestrianOptions.walkSpeedInMetersPerSecond property. Note that this feature is released as beta. By setting a walk speed you can calculate pedestrian routes specific for different walk profiles.
  • Searching for a CategoryQuery within a GeoCircle or GeoBox is no longer marked as a beta feature.
  • Added new map cache options to SDKOptions with SDKOptions.cacheSizeInBytes and SDKOptions.persistentMapStoragePath. Also available as key in manifest (com.here.sdk.cache_size_in_bytes, com.here.sdk.persistent_map_storage_path) on Android or plist on iOS (CacheSizeInBytes, PersistentMapStoragePath). With this you can control where to store cached map data and it also allows to specify the amount of data you want to reserve for caching.
  • Added new API methods to LocationEngine to control background positioning and battery saving options:
    • set/get backgroundLocationAllowed(boolean): Enables or disables an application's background location updates. By default, background location updates are enabled if a application has background location capabilities.
    • set/get backgroundLocationIndicatorVisible(boolean): Controls the visibility of a device's background location indicator. By default, the native background location indicator is visible, if an application has background location capabilities.
    • set/get pauseLocationUpdatesAutomatically(boolean): Controls automatic pausing of location updates, for example, for improving the device's battery life at times when location data is unlikely to change. By default, automatic pausing of location updates is allowed.

API Changes

  • Changed PedestrianOptions(routeOptions, textOptions) constructor to PedestrianOptions(routeOptions, textOptions, 1.0) to support the new PedestrianOptions.walkSpeedInMetersPerSecond property (see above).

Known Issues

  • The VisualNavigator API is in an early development stage. More features and overall stabilization are planned for the next releases. Because of the pandemic situation full test coverage is currently blocked.
  • Updating an existing MapMarker with a completely new image causes the marker to disappear for a brief moment before being drawn with the new image.
  • The newly introduced zoom level behaves inconsistent across different devices as the shown level of detail depends on the physical screen size of a device.
  • Map caching may not work as expected for satellite map scheme. Existing tiles may be reloaded.
  • Transparency for MapPolylines is not supported.
  • Flutter's hot restart feature does not work when the map is moved. This results in an application freeze.
  • On iOS devices, MapViewPin instances disappear from MapView when changing device orientation. They reappear when moving the map.
  • MapViewPin instances cannot be removed after tilting and panning the map.
  • When traffic flows are enabled, map gestures may behave slower than expected.
  • A Maneuver.polyline list of GeoCoordinates has only one element for the last maneuver of a route.
  • MapMarker3D instances are only partly rendered when the camera is positioned too far from earth.
  • During navigation sometimes the next maneuver and voice instructions are triggered too early before roundabouts.
  • Starting LocationEngine on iOS devices fails when the device is in flight mode.
  • The jamFactor indicating TrafficSpeed is currently calculated linear without taking road types and other parameters into account.
  • Currently, a Lane that is reserved for bus or bicycle does not contain a direction type. Nevertheless, such a lane is included in the list of lanes. However, the lane type is not exposed yet. Therefore, it is recommended to omit lanes that do not contain at least one direction.
  • A MapPolyline may be unexpectedly rendered over a MapMarker.

Version 4.5.3.0

New Features

  • Added a NoticeCode that describes issues after a Route was calculated. For example, when a route should avoid tunnels, but the only possible route needs to pass a tunnel, the Route contains a notice that the requested avoidance of tunnels was violated. Therefore, it is recommended to always check a calculated Route for possible violations. The NoticeCode is part of a Notice object. A list of possible Notice objects can be accessed per Section of a Route. The list will be empty, when no violation occurred.
  • Addeded the ability to change the anchor point of a MapMarker with Anchor2D. By default, the marker is centered on the provided location and the anchor is at (0.5, 0.5). An anchor represents a point in a rectangle as a ratio of the marker's image width and height.
  • Added search for a CategoryQuery within a GeoCircle or GeoBox. Extended the existing CategoryQuery constructors to accept GeoCircle or GeoBox. Note that this feature is currently in BETA state.

API Changes

  • The lane assistance API was marked as BETA until further notice and thus there can be bugs and unexpected behavior. The API may change for new releases without a deprecation process.
    • The lane list order was changed to always start with index 0 from the leftmost lane to the rightmost lane (last index). Currently, left-hand driving countries are not supported.

Known Issues

  • The VisualNavigator API is in an early development stage. More features and overall stabilization are planned for the next releases. Because of the pandemic situation full test coverage is currently blocked.
  • Updating an existing MapMarker with a completely new image causes the marker to disappear for a brief moment before being drawn with the new image.
  • The newly introduced zoom level behaves inconsistent across different devices as the shown level of detail depends on the physical screen size of a device.
  • Map caching may not work as expected for satellite map scheme. Existing tiles may be reloaded.
  • Transparency for MapPolylines is not supported.
  • Flutter's hot restart feature does not work when the map is moved. This results in an application freeze.
  • On iOS devices, MapViewPin instances disappear from MapView when changing device orientation. They reappear when moving the map.
  • MapViewPin instances cannot be removed after tilting and panning the map.
  • When traffic flows are enabled, map gestures may behave slower than expected.
  • A Maneuver.polyline list of GeoCoordinates has only one element for the last maneuver of a route.
  • MapMarker3D instances are only partly rendered when the camera is positioned too far from earth.
  • During navigation sometimes the next maneuver and voice instructions are triggered too early before roundabouts.
  • Starting LocationEngine on iOS devices fails when the device is in flight mode.
  • The jamFactor indicating TrafficSpeed is currently calculated linear without taking road types and other parameters into account.
  • Currently, a Lane that is reserved for bus or bicycle does not contain a direction type. Nevertheless, such a lane is included in the list of lanes. However, the lane type is not exposed yet. Therefore, it is recommended to omit lanes that do not contain at least one direction.
  • A MapPolyline may be unexpectedly rendered over a MapMarker.

Version 4.5.2.0

Highlights

  • Added suppport for scooter route calculation with the new ScooterOptions. Note that this is a BETA feature. Using scooter routes for navigation is not yet supported.
  • Introduced a new lane assistance API to notify drivers during navigation which lane is recommended to reach the next maneuvers. Use the new LaneAsssistanceListener to receive LaneAssistance events that are fired along with each voice announcement.

New Features

  • Added new read-only property to MapPolyline with GeoPolyline get geometry.
  • Added DashPattern class to set dashed line styles for a MapPolyline.
  • Added a new property to MapPolyline to add support for fill colors when using dashed lines:
    • ui.Color get dashFillColor
    • set dashFillColor(ui.Color value)
  • Added cumulative orbit method to MapCamera to rotate the map around arbitrary view coordinates using relative orientation values with orbitBy(MapCameraOrientationUpdate delta, Point2D origin).

API Changes

  • Cache path to store map data is now unique per access key ID (which is unique per customer). The HERE SDK automatically appends the current version of the cache and the access key ID. If you want to keep existing cache data, it may be required to copy it from <cache-root> to <cache-root>/v1/<access-key-id>, as the current version of the cache is "v1".
  • Deprecated SDKNativeEngine.setAccessKey(access_key_id, access_key_secret). Use SDKNativeEngine.setAccessKeySecret(access_key_secret) instead, in combination with setting the access key ID via SDKOptions when constructing a new SDKNativeEngine.
  • Deprecated LocationUpdateListener. Use the new LocationListener instead.
  • Removed deprecated GeoCircle constructor that accepts single precision float type for radius.

Resolved Issues

  • Fixed: Embedded POI markers are not visible for the hybrid night map scheme.
  • Fixed: Pan gestures may receive a cancel event before a begin event.
  • Fixed: During guidance tracking mode, roads with unlimited speed are now correctly reported.

Known Issues

  • The new VisualNavigator and the new lane assistance API are in an early development stage. More features and overall stabilization are planned for the next releases. Because of the pandemic situation full test coverage is currently blocked.
  • Updating an existing MapMarker with a completely new image causes the marker to disappear for a brief moment before being drawn with the new image.
  • The newly introduced zoom level behaves inconsistent across different devices as the shown level of detail depends on the physical screen size of a device.
  • Map caching may not work as expected for satellite map scheme. Existing tiles may be reloaded.
  • Transparency for MapPolylines is not supported.
  • Flutter's hot restart feature does not work when the map is moved. This results in an application freeze.
  • On iOS devices, MapViewPin instances disappear from MapView when changing device orientation. They reappear when moving the map.
  • MapViewPin instances cannot be removed after tilting and panning the map.
  • When traffic flows are enabled, map gestures may behave slower than expected.
  • A Maneuver.polyline list of GeoCoordinates has only one element for the last maneuver of a route.
  • MapMarker3D instances are only partly rendered when the camera is positioned too far from earth.
  • During navigation sometimes the next maneuver and voice instructions are triggered too early.
  • Starting LocationEngine on iOS devices fails when the device is in flight mode.
  • The jamFactor indicating TrafficSpeed is currently calculated linear without taking road types and other parameters into account.

Version 4.5.1.0

Highlights

  • Improved cold startup time on certain devices like Samsung.
  • A new VisualNavigator class has been introduced. It contains the same functionality as the Navigator class, but offers support for a visual guidance experience. With startRendering() a 3D location marker is added that smoothly follows the current location on the map. The animation is interpolated. In addition, the MapOrientation is updated. When a Route is set, the camera automatically follows the direction arrow. With the new CameraTrackingMode, this can be turned off, for example, to let the user freely pan the map. When tracking is turned off, the direction arrow moves on, but the map is not moved. Once CameraTrackingMode is enabled again, the camera follows again the current location. Note that the Navigator class can be replaced by the VisualNavigator class without any further code adaptation as Navigator shares the same method signatures with the new VisualNavigator.

New Features

  • Introduced Maneuver.lengthInMeters() property to return the length of the maneuver.
  • Added new MapCameralimits with set targetArea(GeoBox value) and GeoBox get targetArea. This allows to set a target area preventing a user from moving away too much from a desired area of interest.
  • Added new MapCameralimits for bearing with AngleRange get bearingRange and set bearingRange(AngleRange value).
  • Introduced SectionTransportMode enum and Section.getSectionTransportMode method returning an instance of this type indicating now transport modes such as ferries. Section.getTransportMode has been deprecated, use the newly introduced method instead.
  • Search: Introduced SupplierReference type and Details.references property, which holds the list of supplier references to a place.

Known Issues

  • The new VisualNavigator is in an early development stage. More rendering features and overall stabilization are planned for the next releases. Because of the pandemic situation full test coverage is currently blocked.
  • Updating an existing MapMarker with a completely new image causes the marker to disappear for a brief moment before being drawn with the new image.
  • The newly introduced zoom level behaves inconsistent across different devices as the shown level of detail depends on the physical screen size of a device.
  • Map caching may not work as expected for satellite map scheme. Existing tiles may be reloaded.
  • Transparency for MapPolylines is not supported.
  • Flutter's hot restart feature does not work when the map is moved. This results in an application freeze.
  • On iOS devices, MapViewPin instances disappear from MapView when changing device orientation. They reappear when moving the map.
  • MapViewPin instances cannot be removed after tilting and panning the map.
  • When traffic flows are enabled, map gestures may behave slower than expected.
  • A Maneuver.polyline list of GeoCoordinates has only one element for the last maneuver of a route.
  • MapMarker3D instances are only partly rendered when the camera is positioned too far from earth.
  • During navigation sometimes the next maneuver and voice instructions are triggered too early.
  • Starting LocationEngine on iOS devices fails when the device is in flight mode.
  • The jamFactor indicating TrafficSpeed is currently calculated linear without taking road types and other parameters into account.
  • Embedded POI markers are not visible for the hybrid night map scheme.
  • Pan gestures may receive a cancel event before a begin event.

Version 4.5.0.0

Highlights

  • Added advanced positioning capabilities to find your current location. On Android this requires the user's consent to decide whether or not it's okay to collect data, while on iOS this is currently not necessary.
  • Switched to a more performant underlying map format that provides less size, less traffic and smaller download times. This new format does not require any adaptation on app side.
  • Added a new OfflineSearchEngine that works without internet connectivity upon previously cached maps. It supports key word search, category search, geocoding and reverse geocoding. For example, when no internet connection is available, an app may try to fallback to the OfflineSearchEngine to provide instant results - although connectivity is be temporarily lost.
  • Added route calculation for electric vehicles (EV). It's now possible to calculate the energy consumption per route section according to the given consumption model (supported for electric cars and trucks). Charging stations are automatically added to the calculated route as waypoints to ensure that the electric vehicle doesn't run out of energy along the way (supported for electric cars).

New Features

  • Added LogAppender interface to insert your own log class into the SDKNativeEngine. This way you can log HERE SDK messages for various predefined log levels even on release builds.
  • Added in Navigator a static method to query the list of available languages for maneuver notifications: List<LanguageCode> Navigator.getAvailableLanguagesForManeuverNotifications().
  • Added a scale property to change the size of a MapMarker3D.
  • Added camera tilt limits with MapCameraLimits.setMaxTilt(double degreesFromNadir) and MapCameraLimits.setMinTilt(double degreesFromNadir).
  • Added camera zoom limits with MapCameraLimits.setMaxZoomLevel(double zoomLevel) and MapCameraLimits.setMinZoomLevel(double zoomLevel).
  • Added new methods to calculate routes for electric vehicles (car and trucks are supported): RoutingEngine.calculateRoute(List<Waypoint>, EVCarOptions, CalculateRouteCallback), RoutingEngine.calculateRoute(List<Waypoint>, EVTruckOptions, CalculateRouteCallback).
  • Added the following classes and fields to support EV routing (see above):
    • BatterySpecifications - parameters that describe the electric vehicle's battery.
    • ChargingConnectorAttributes - details of the connector that is suggested to be used for charging.
    • ChargingConnectorType - enumeration of the available charging connector types.
    • ChargingStation - charging station data.
    • ChargingSupplyType - enumeration of available charging supply types.
    • EVCarOptions - options to specify how a route for an electric car should be calculated.
    • EVConsumptionModel - parameters specific for the electric vehicle, which are used to calculate energy consumption on a given route.
    • EVDetails - additional information that is available for electric vehicles.
    • EVTruckOptions - options to specify how a route for an electric truck should be calculated.
    • PostActionType - enumeration of available post action types.
    • PostAction - an action that must be done after arrival.
    • RoutePlaceType - shows whether the place on the route (such as departure or arrival) is a charging station or a regular place.
    • Arrival.type - the type of the arrival place.
    • Arrival.chargeInKilowattHours - battery charge at arrival.
    • Arrival.chargingStation - charging station data at arrival.
    • Departure.type - the type of the departure place.
    • Departure.chargeInKilowattHours - battery charge at departure.
    • Departure.chargingStation - charging station data at departure.
    • Section.postActions - actions that must be done after the arrival.
    • Section.evDetails - additional section information that is available for electric vehicles.

API Changes

  • The minimum supported iOS version was increased from 12.0 to 12.4.
  • For custom map styles HERE Style Editor 0.26 is required.
  • Changed splash screen to be grey instead of black. This improves the experiences on devices where cold start takes longer.
  • Deprecated the LocationProvider interface and the Navigator constructors that accept a LocationProvider as parameter. A Navigator can now be construced from an empty constructor.
  • A Navigator now implements the sdk.core.LocationListener interface.
  • Deprecated onLocationTimeout() of sdk.core.LocationListener - it is no longer needed and the necessary timeout handling is now done internally inside the Navigator implementation.
  • Removed a deprecated GeoCoordinates constructor, use the previously introduced counterpart instead.
  • Removed a deprecated Anchor2D constructor, use the previously introduced counterpart instead.
  • Deprecated in Navigator the method List<LanguageCode> getSupportedLanguagesForManeuverNotifications(), use List<LanguageCode> Navigator.getAvailableLanguagesForManeuverNotifications() instead.

Resolved Issues

  • Fixed: After orientation changes coordinate conversions may return incorrect values.
  • Fixed: During navigation sometimes the nextRoadName or nextRoadNumber are not available when the name of the street/road is a route number. In such a case, the next Maneuver indicates an 'unknown road'.
  • Fixed: When imperial unit system is selected along with 'EN US' language code, then RouteTextOptions returns 'ft' as unit, but voice guidance uses 'yards'.
  • Fixed: For some regions the speed limit value can be unexpectedly null on highways. Roads with no speed limit are now correctly indiciated during navigation.
  • Fixed: During navigation, tunnel extrapolation may not work as expected.
  • Fixed: Category search along a route will crash when the GeoCorridor.polyline list parameter is empty.
  • Fixed issues for map matching with no or unstable heading information. During navigation, map matching now works even when no heading information is provided or when the speed is very low.

Known Issues

  • Updating an existing MapMarker with a completely new image causes the marker to disappear for a brief moment before being drawn with the new image.
  • The newly introduced zoom level behaves inconsistent across different devices as the shown level of detail depends on the physical screen size of a device.
  • Map caching may not work as expected for satellite map scheme. Existing tiles may be reloaded.
  • Transparency for MapPolylines is not supported.
  • Flutter's hot restart feature does not work when the map is moved. This results in an application freeze.
  • On iOS devices, MapViewPin instances disappear from MapView when changing device orientation. They reappear when moving the map.
  • MapViewPin instances cannot be removed after tilting and panning the map.
  • When traffic flows are enabled, map gestures may behave slower than expected.
  • A Maneuver.polyline list of GeoCoordinates has only one element for the last maneuver of a route.
  • MapMarker3D instances are only partly rendered when the camera is positioned too far from earth.
  • During navigation sometimes the next maneuver and voice instructions are triggered too early.
  • Starting LocationEngine on iOS devices fails when the device is in flight mode.
  • The jamFactor indicating TrafficSpeed is currently calculated linear without taking road types and other parameters into account.

Version 4.4.6.0

Highlights

  • This release focuses on overall stability and performance improvements.

Resolved Issues

  • Fixed: During navigation it can happen in rare cases that the distance to the next maneuver is slightly wrong.
  • Fixed: Map tiles may not load automatically when losing internet connectivity and connectivity gets back, unless the user interacts with the map.
  • Fixed: Random route recalculations occur during drive navigation, especially on crossroads.

Known Issues

  • The newly introduced zoom level behaves inconsistent across different devices as the shown level of detail depends on the physical screen size of a device.
  • Map caching may not work as expected for satellite map scheme. Existing tiles may be reloaded.
  • Transparency for MapPolylines is not supported.
  • During navigation sometimes the nextRoadName or nextRoadNumber are not available when the name of the street/road is a route number. In such a case, the next Maneuver indicates an 'unknown road'.
  • Flutter's hot restart feature does not work when the map is moved. This results in an application freeze.
  • When imperial unit system is selected along with 'EN US' language code, then RouteTextOptions returns 'ft' as unit, but voice guidance uses 'yards'.
  • For some regions the speed limit value can be unexpectedly null on highways.
  • During navigation, the number of sections within RouteProgress may not match the number of sections within the Route.
    • During navigation, tunnel extrapolation may not work as expected.
  • A category search along a route will crash when the GeoCorridor.polyline list parameter is empty.
  • On iOS devices, MapViewPin instances disappear from MapView when changing device orientation. They reappear when moving the map.
  • MapViewPin instances cannot be removed after tilting and panning the map.
  • When traffic flows are enabled, map gestures may behave slower than expected.
  • A Maneuver.polyline list of GeoCoordinates has only one element for the last maneuver of a route.
  • MapMarker3D instances are only partly rendered when the camera is positioned too far from earth.
  • During navigation sometimes the next maneuver and voice instructions are triggered too early.
  • After orientation changes coordinate conversions may return incorrect values.

Version 4.4.5.0

New Features

  • Added set image(MapImage mapImage) and MapImage get image to the MapMarker class. This allows to change a MapImage for a MapMarker that is already shown on the map to update its appearance.
  • Added void zoomTo(double zoomLevel) to the MapCamera class to set the zoom level in the range [0,22]. Access the current zoomLevel from the camera's State property.
  • Added GeoBox GeoBox.containingGeoCoordinates(List<GeoCoordinates> geoCoordinates) to construct a GeoBox from a list of Geocoordinates.
  • A CategoryQuery can now be created from a single PlaceCategory with the additional constructor CategoryQuery.withCategoryAndFilter(PlaceCategory category, String filter, GeoCoordinates areaCenter).

Resolved Issues

  • Fixed: For routes with more than two waypoints the destination reached event may be called too early.
  • Fixed: In rare cases map tiles may flicker when a device is offline and the cache is used.
  • Fixed: During navigation, voice commands are sometimes missing or inaccurate.
  • Fixed issues with map-matched locations during turn-by-turn navigation when driving with slow speed.

Known Issues

  • The newly introduced zoom level behaves inconsistent across different devices as the shown level of detail depends on the physical screen size of a device.
  • Map caching may not work as expected for satellite map scheme. Existing tiles may be reloaded.
  • Transparency for MapPolylines is not supported.
  • During navigation sometimes the nextRoadName or nextRoadNumber are not available when the name of the street/road is a route number. In such a case, the next Maneuver indicates an 'unknown road'.
  • Map tiles may not load automatically when losing internet connectivity and connectivity gets back, unless the user interacts with the map.
  • Flutter's hot restart feature does not work when the map is moved. This results in an application freeze.
  • When imperial unit system is selected along with 'EN US' language code, then RouteTextOptions returns 'ft' as unit, but voice guidance uses 'yards'.
  • During navigation it can happen in rare cases that the distance to the next maneuver is slightly wrong.
  • For some regions the speed limit value can be unexpectedly null on highways.
  • During navigation, the number of sections within RouteProgress may not match the number of sections within the Route.
    • During navigation, tunnel extrapolation may not work as expected.
  • A category search along a route will crash when the GeoCorridor.polyline list parameter is empty.
  • On iOS devices, MapViewPin instances disappear from MapView when changing device orientation. They reappear when moving the map.
  • MapViewPin instances cannot be removed after tilting and panning the map.

Version 4.4.4.0

Highlights

  • Added automatic geometry simplification to MapPolyline: Now, the rendered polyline shape is optimized based on the current distance of the camera to earth. While not being visible for the eye, this improves the performance, for example, when rendering longer routes.

API Changes

  • targetSdkVersion and compileSdkVersion of the internal AndroidManifest used by the HERE SDK have been updated from 28 to 29.
  • here.sdk.Color was removed, use dart.ui.color instead.

Resolved Issues

  • Fixed an issue with flickering street labels after credentials have been changed.
  • Fixed an issue with wrong left and right voice commands during navigation.
  • Fixed issue with empty IDs for reverse geocoding results: IDs of place results are no longer empty strings and contain now a valid ID.
  • Route calculation: When no truck route is found due to incompatible truck restrictions, the reason is now logged and RoutingError.noRouteFound error is returned. For example, a log may contain: "Potential route would violate truck restriction:{"maxHeight":400}".

Known Issues

  • Map caching may not work as expected for satellite map scheme. Existing tiles may be reloaded.
  • Transparency for MapPolylines is not supported.
  • During navigation sometimes the nextRoadName or nextRoadNumber are not available when the name of the street/road is a route number. In such a case, the next Maneuver indicates an 'unknown road'.
  • Map tiles may not load automatically when losing internet connectivity and connectivity gets back, unless the user interacts with the map.
  • Flutter's hot restart feature does not work when the map is moved. This results in an application freeze.
  • For routes with more than two waypoints the destination reached event may be called too early.
  • When imperial unit system is selected along with 'EN US' language code, then RouteTextOptions returns 'ft' as unit, but voice guidance uses 'yards'.
  • During navigation it can happen in rare cases that the distance to the next maneuver is slightly wrong.
  • In rare cases map tiles may flicker when a device is offline and the cache is used.
  • For some regions the speed limit value can be unexpectedly null on highways.
  • During navigation, voice commands are sometimes missing or inaccurate.
  • During navigation, the number of sections within RouteProgress may not match the number of sections within the Route.

Version 4.4.3.0

Highlights

  • Kinetic map panning behavior was greatly improved. Now, when swiping the map moves slower which results in a more natural feel.
  • Certain areas can now be excluded from route calculation with AvoidanceOptions that contain an avoidAreas list holding GeoBox items which routes should not cross.

New Features

  • Added optional Suggestion.getHref() to get a direct link to discover more details. It is available when the suggestion result type is category or chain.
  • Added RoadFeatures.difficultTurns enum value. Note that it is valid only for truck transport mode.
  • Added MapError.invalidState enum value which can be raised when a map scene is in an invalid state after a MapView was destroyed.
  • Added a new GeoCorridor constructor with radiusInMeters as integer type - as replacement for the deprecated constructor with radiusInMeters as double type, see below.

Deprecated

  • Deprecated GeoCorridor constructor with radiusInMeters as double type. Use the newly introduced GeoCorridor constructor with radiusInMeters as integer type instead, see above.

API Changes

  • The AvoidanceOptions(avoidFeatures, avoidCountries) constructor was extended to allow a list of GeoBox items as 3rd parameter.

Resolved Issues

  • Fixed: During navigation sometimes a Manuever does not contain all expected fields.
  • Fixed: When the pick radius for pickMapItems() is set to 1000 or higher, an app may crash when picking map polylines.
  • Fixed: SearchEngine: Place.getId() is empty for reverse geocoding results.

Known Issues

  • Map caching may not work as expected for satellite map scheme. Existing tiles may be reloaded.
  • Transparency for MapPolylines is not supported.
  • During navigation sometimes the nextRoadName or nextRoadNumber are not available when the name of the street/road is a route number. In such a case, the next Maneuver indicates an 'unknown road'.
  • Map tiles may not load automatically when losing internet connectivity and connectivity gets back, unless the user interacts with the map.
  • Flutter's hot restart feature does not work when the map is moved. This results in an application freeze.
  • For routes with more than two waypoints the destination reached event may be called too early.
  • When imperial unit system is selected along with 'EN US' language code, then RouteTextOptions returns 'ft' as unit, but voice guidance uses 'yards'.
  • During navigation it can happen in rare cases that the distance to the next maneuver is slightly wrong.
  • In rare cases map tiles may flicker when a device is offline.

Version 4.4.2.0

New Features

  • Added a new NavigatorInterface which describes the main turn-by-turn functionality of a Navigator.
  • Added Place.geoCoordinates to get the GeoCoordinates of a Place. Note that only Place instances retrieved from a Suggestion result may not contain geographic coordinates, hence the returned value is optional.
  • Added departure/arrival information to the Section of a Route:
    • Added Departure class with the following fields:
      • waypointIndex
      • originalCoordinates
      • mapMatchedCoordinates
    • Added Arrival class with the following fields:
      • waypointIndex
      • originalCoordinates
      • mapMatchedCoordinates
    • Added Section.departure property.
    • Added Section.arrival property.
  • Added Suggestion.getType() to get the new SuggestionType enum that indicates whether this Suggestion is a place, a chain like a store, restaurant or bussiness chain - or a category.

Deprecated

  • Deprecated Place.coordinates, use Place.geoCoordinates instead. Note that only Place instances retrieved from a Suggestion result may not contain geographic coordinates, hence the returned value has become optional.

Resolved Issues

  • Fixed: When the Route used to search along the route is too long, now a proper error is returned with SearchError.ROUTE_TOO_LONG.
  • Fixed: For places that are obtained from the Suggestion class, the geographic coordinates always contain a latitude and a longitude equal to 0. An additional places request is needed to obtain the coordinates.

Known Issues

  • Map caching may not work as expected for satellite map scheme. Existing tiles may be reloaded.
  • SearchEngine: Place.getId() is empty for reverse geocoding results.
  • Transparency for MapPolylines is not supported.
  • When the pick radius for pickMapItems() is set to 1000 or higher, an app may crash when picking map polylines.
  • During navigation sometimes the nextRoadName or nextRoadNumber are not available when the name of the street/road is a route number. In such a case, the next Maneuver indicates an 'unknown road'.
  • Map tiles may not load automatically when losing internet connectivity and connectivity gets back, unless the user interacts with the map.
  • Flutter's hot restart feature does not work when the map is moved. This results in an application freeze.
  • For routes with more than two waypoints the destination reached event may be called too early.
  • When imperial unit system is selected along with 'EN US' language code, then RouteTextOptions returns 'ft' as unit, but voice guidance uses 'yards'.
  • During navigation sometimes a Manuever does not contain all expected fields.
  • During navigation it can happen in rare cases that the distance to the next maneuver is slightly wrong.

Version 4.4.1.0

New Features

  • Traffic flows can now be identified along a Route. Introduced TrafficSpeeds class to provide traffic speed information over a Section polyline. The Section.getTrafficSpeeds() method returns a list of TrafficSpeeds's which covers the Section polyline.
  • Added SearchError.QUERY_TOO_LONG and SearchError.FILTER_TOO_LONG. These errors will appear if the search query or search filter is too long (over 300 characters).
  • Added Route.getTransportMode() which returns the original TransportMode as requested for the route calculation.

Resolved Issues

  • Fixed: Fixed memory leaks caused by PlatformThreading on Android platform.
  • Fixed: Voice instructions are sometimes not properly synchronised with the current map-matched location.
  • Fixed: During turn-by-turn navigation, a NavigableLocation may not contain map-matched geographic coordinates for some regions due to data issues.

Known Issues

  • Map caching may not work as expected for satellite map scheme. Existing tiles may be reloaded.
  • SearchEngine: Place.getId() is empty for reverse geocoding results.
  • Transparency for MapPolylines is not supported.
  • When the pick radius for pickMapItems() is set to 1000 or higher, an app may crash when picking map polylines.
  • For places that are obtained from the Suggestion class, the geographic coordinates always contain a latitude and a longitude equal to 0. An additional places request is needed to obtain the coordinates.
  • During navigation sometimes the nextRoadName or nextRoadNumber are not available when the name of the street/road is a route number. In such a case, the next Maneuver indicates an 'unknown road'.
  • Map tiles may not load automatically when losing internet connectivity and connectivity gets back, unless the user interacts with the map.
  • Flutter's hot restart feature does not work when the map is moved. This results in an application freeze.

Version 4.4.0.2

Highlights

  • New map schemes have been introduced to support satellite images together with vector-based street labels: hybridDay and hybridNight.
  • Support for interactive private venues has been introduced. This feature is available for building owners upon request.

New Features

  • Added to the MapCamera class the method: setTargetOrientation(MapCameraOrientationUpdate orientation) to set only the target orientation in relation to the camera.
  • By default, polylines are rendered in the order as they have been added to the map. This can now be changed at runtime by setting the draw order. It's now also possible to change the width and outline width at runtime. For this, the following methods have been added to the MapPolyline class:
    • set drawOrder(int value) to set the DrawOrder for a MapPolyline.
    • int get drawOrder to get the DrawOrder for a MapPolyline.
    • set width(double value) to set the LineWidth for a MapPolyline.
    • double get width to get the LineWidth for a MapPolyline.
    • set outlineWidth(double value) to set the OutlineWidth for a MapPolyline.
    • double get outlineWidth to get the OutlineWidth for a MapPolyline.
  • Search for places along a route: Added the GeoCorridor option to filter TextQuery results when performing an asynchronous search request along a route with the method TextQuery.withCorridorAreaAndAreaCenter(String query, GeoCorridor corridorArea, GeoCoordinates areaCenter).
  • Search for places by category along a route: Added the CategoryQuery structure that accepts the GeoCorridor option in its constructors with the filter parameter CategoryQuery.withFilterAndCorridorArea(List<PlaceCategory> categories, String filter, GeoCorridor corridorArea) and without the filter parameter CategoryQuery.withCorridorArea(List<PlaceCategory> categories, GeoCorridor corridorArea) to enable category search along a route. This feature is in BETA state.
  • Added to the Details class the method: List<PlaceCategory> getPrimaryCategories() to get a place category from the result of a search query.

Resolved Issues

  • Fixed issue with hot restart not working correctly. Now, the hot restart functionality is working properly without the need to restart the app.
  • Fixed: Rendering order for MapMarker3D is not yet supported, so the marker may appear below building footprints. Now, the rendering order for MapMarker3D is supported and the marker no longer appears below building footprints.
  • Fixed several rendering issues related to map items.
  • Fixed issue with non-working gestures after a map view is recreated.

Known Issues

  • Map caching may not work as expected for satellite map scheme. Existing tiles may be reloaded.
  • SearchEngine: Place.getId() is empty for reverse geocoding results.
  • Transparency for MapPolylines is not supported.
  • 3d marker is not aligned with the road when using the map matched position.
  • During turn-by-turn navigation, a NavigableLocation may not contain map-matched geographic coordinates for some regions due to data issues.
  • When the pick radius for pickMapItems() is set to 1000 or higher, an app may crash when picking map polylines.
  • For places that are obtained from the Suggestion class, the geographic coordinates always contain a latitude and a longitude equal to 0. An additional places request is needed to obtain the coordinates.

Version 4.3.4.0

Highlights

  • With this release it is no longer necessary to request the sensitive EXTERNAL_STORAGE Android permission from users. See the related API change below.
  • To enhance TBT Navigation, we added a MilestoneReachedListener that informs whenever a stopover has been passed. See the related feature description with more details below.
  • During TBT navigation a new SpeedWarningListener informs whenever the user is exceeding the current speed limits on the road. See the related feature description with more details below.

New Features

  • Added the line cap style property to MapPolyline with the enum LineCap to change polyline ends rendered on the map.
  • Added the following properties LineCap get lineCap and set lineCap(LineCap value) to get and set the LineCap of a MapPolyline.
  • Added the Milestone class with the following fields:
    • int sectionIndex for the index of the section on the route that has been completed.
    • int waypointIndex which corresponds to the waypoint in the original user-defined waypoint list.
    • GeoCoordinates originalCoordinates for user-defined geographic coordinates.
    • GeoCoordinates mapMatchedCoordinates for map-matched geographic coordinates.
  • Added the MilestoneReachedListener abstract class to receive notifications about the arrival at each Milestone, and the method: onMilestoneReached(Milestone milestone) called when a milestone has been reached.
  • Added the DestinationReachedListener abstract class to receive notifications about the arrival at the destination, and the method: onDestinationReached() called when the destination has been reached.
  • Added the following methods to the Navigator class:
    • set milestoneReachedListener(MilestoneReachedListener value) to set the listener that notifies when a Milestone has been reached.
    • get milestoneReachedListener to get the listener notifies when a Milestone has been reached.
    • set destinationReachedListener(DestinationReachedListener value) to set the listener that notifies when a destination has been reached.
    • get destinationReachedListener to get the listener that notifies when a destination has been reached.
  • Added the SpeedWarningListener abstract class to receive notifications from the Navigator about the speed limit being exceeded with the following method:
    • onSpeedWarningStatusChanged(SpeedWarningStatus status) called whenever the status of the speed warning status has changed to any of the SpeedWarningStatus values.
  • Added the SpeedWarningStatus enumeration that represents the speed warning status.
  • Added the SpeedLimitOffset struct that indicates the offset to be used above a specific speed to be notified of the speed limit being exceeded, with the following fields:
    • Double lowSpeedOffsetInMetersPerSecond for the speed limit offset for low speeds.
    • Double highSpeedOffsetInMetersPerSecond for the speed limit offset for high speeds.
    • Double highSpeedBoundaryInMetersPerSecond for the high speed boundary.
  • Added the SpeedWarningOptions struct that contains all options to be used for speed limit warnings, with the following field:
    • SpeedLimitOffset for the speed limit offset to be used when notifying that the speed limit has been exceeded.
  • Added the following properties to the Navigator class:
    • set speedWarningListener(SpeedWarningListener value) to set the listener to be notified of the speed limit being exceeded or back to normal.
    • get speedWarningListener to get the listener to be notified of the speed limit being exceeded or back to normal.
    • set speedWarningOptions(SpeedWarningOptions value) to set the speed warning options.
    • get speedWarningOptions to get the speed warning options.

API Changes

  • Removed the android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE and android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE permissions from the SDK's Android manifest file.
  • Internally, the HERE SDK switched from "UpperCamelCase" to "snake_case". This has no effect on the public API, but if you have the HERE SDK plugin folder under source control, please make sure to enable case sensitivity - otherwise these naming changes will be ignored when committing the folder.

Resolved Issues

  • Fixed: Error when loading a SVG file into a MapImage. Now, SVG files that are stored in the assets directory can be loaded into a MapImage with the method MapImage.withFilePathAndWidthAndHeight("assets/my_svg_image.svg", 100, 100) (call example).

Known Issues

  • Map caching may not work as expected for satellite map scheme. Existing tiles may be reloaded.
  • SearchEngine: Place.getId() is empty for reverse geocoding results.
  • Transparency for MapPolylines is not supported.
  • Rendering order for MapMarker3D is not yet supported, so the marker may appear below building footprints.

Version 4.3.3.0

New Features

  • Added the ability to get and set the primary language of the map using a static property HereMapController.primaryLanguage.

API Changes

  • Renamed HereMapController.pins to HereMapController.widgetPins.

Resolved Issues

  • Fixed: App crashes when access to memory storage is denied. Now, access to the memory storage is granted by setting the path to the map cache.

Known Issues

  • Map caching may not work as expected for satellite map scheme. Existing tiles may be reloaded.
  • SearchEngine: Place.getId() is empty for reverse geocoding results.
  • Transparency for MapPolylines is not supported.
  • Rendering order for MapMarker3D is not yet supported, so the marker may appear below building footprints.
  • Error when loading a SVG file into a MapImage.
  • Startup performance for navigation is very slow on certain devices.
  • Random route recalculations may occur during drive navigation, especially on crossroads.
  • Voice instructions are sometimes not properly synchronized with the current map-matched location.

Version 4.3.2.0

Highlights

  • The minimum supported Flutter version was raised to 1.17 or newer.

New Features

  • Added support for map widget pins: Added mapController.pinWidget(widget, coords) and mapController.pinWidget(widget, coords, anchor: anchor) to add the map widget pins with and without an anchor point. Use mapController.unpinWidget(widget) to remove a map widget pin.
  • Added the ManeuverProgress class which is accessible from RouteProgress.maneuverProgress to indicate progress details to the next and next-next maneuvers during navigation.
  • Added the method MapCamera.getBoundingBox() to get the currently visible map area encompassed in a GeoBox.
  • Added the method MapCamera.setDistanceToTarget(double distanceInMeters) to set the distance from the MapCamera to the target location on earth.
  • Added the methods MapView.setPrimaryLanguage(LanguageCode languageCode) and MapView.getPrimaryLanguage() to set and get the primary language of the map.
  • Added updated support for the SDKOptions.cachePath handling. If SDKOptions.cachePath is not set, it will be assigned a default path. A custom cachePath can be set in the app's manifest (Android) or Plist (iOS).
  • Added the GPXDocument class to create a GPX document and to load a GPX file.
  • Added the GPXTrack class to represent a single track from a GPXDocument.
  • Added the constructor LocationSimulator.withTrack(GPXTrack, LocationSimulatorOptions) to specify the GPX track to travel and the options to specify how the location simulator will behave.

Deprecated

  • Deprecated the property RouteProgress.currentManeuverIndex. Use the RouteProgress.maneuverProgress property instead.
  • Deprecated the property RouteProgress.currentManeuverRemainingDistanceInMeters. Use the RouteProgress.maneuverProgress property instead.

Resolved Issues

  • Fixed: The Authentication callback was not always called on the main thread. Now the callback is guaranteed to be always called on the main thread.
  • Fixed: Android apps may crash when an app is closed with the back button.
  • Fixed app crash in some scenarios when MapView.onDestroy is called twice.
  • Fixed: Calling navigator.getSupportedLanguagesForManeuverNotifications() before a route is set will no longer result in an empty list.

Known Issues

  • SearchEngine: Place.getId() is empty for reverse geocoding results.
  • Transparency for MapPolylines is not supported.
  • Rendering order for MapMarker3D is not yet supported, so the marker may appear below building footprints.
  • Error when loading a SVG file into a MapImage.
  • Heading is currently ignored during turn-by-turn navigation.

Version 4.3.1.0

API Changes

  • Renamed MapView to HereMapController.
  • Changed callback name for the method HereMap(onMapViewCreated: (MapView mapView) {mapView.loadSceneForMapScheme(...);}) to HereMap(onMapCreated: (MapView mapView) {mapView.loadSceneForMapScheme(...);}).

Resolved Issues

  • Fixed: AvoidanceOptions will be ignored when calculating truck routes. Now, AvoidanceOptions are considered when calculating truck routes.

Known Issues

  • SearchEngine: Place.getId() is empty for reverse geocoding results.
  • Transparency for MapPolylines is not supported.
  • Android apps may crash when an app is closed with back button. Restarting again will work.
  • Rendering order for MapMarker3D is not yet supported, so the marker may appear below building footprints.
  • Calling navigator.getSupportedLanguagesForManeuverNotifications() before a route is set will result in an empty list.

Version 4.3.0.0

Highlights

  • This is the initial release.

Known Issues

  • SearchEngine: Place.getId() is empty for reverse geocoding results.
  • AvoidanceOptions will be ignored when calculating truck routes.
  • Transparency for MapPolylines is not supported.

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