Welcome to the Developer Guide for the HERE SDK for iOS, version 184.108.40.206 (Explore Edition). Here you can find all necessary information to start building immersive location-aware apps today!
The new HERE SDK for iOS enables you to build powerful map applications. Bundled along with it are many HERE assets, available on iOS for customers to integrate with their own apps. It consumes data from the HERE platform incorporating microservices and highly modularized components. The HERE SDK for iOS belongs to the HERE SDK product family, which also includes the HERE SDK for Android and the HERE SDK for Flutter which allows cross platform development for iOS and Android from a single codebase.
We have made the HERE SDK for iOS and Android available in two different editions:
A few of the premium features that are available exclusively as part of the Navigate Edition:
The HERE Rendering Engine, which is included for both editions, offers visually appealing true 3D maps that provide a smooth map experience and highly performant map rendering tailored for high-end devices. Benefit from premium features such as multiple map view instances, an integrated tool chain for map customization, full 3D camera control and seamless map scheme switches.
Internally, each edition of the HERE SDK 4.x shares a set of common modules. For example, the
SearchEngine is part of a module that is used by all editions. Therefore, such functionality and the related APIs are the same for all editions. Other modules are exclusive for some editions. All features of the Explore Edition are also available for the Navigate Edition because the Navigate Edition includes all modules that are also integrated into the Explore Edition.
If you are still unsure what edition you should choose, try to answer the following questions:
Consider to use the Explore Edition for any app that does not require the premium features offered by the Navigate Edition.
A more detailed overview of the available features of this edition can be found in the feature list.
In addition, the 4.x version of the HERE SDK is available for Flutter to build apps for iOS and Android from a single codebase written in Dart. You can learn more about all available HERE SDKs on developer.here.com.