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Mobile SDKs

Create amazing and differentiated experiences for mobile environments.

Introduction to HERE Mobile SDKs

HERE Mobile SDKs provide a set of programming interfaces that enable developers to build immersive native applications while leveraging a powerful and flexible mapping platform. Features such as routing to a destination, searching a global places database and manipulating an interactive map are just some of the many available for integration into mobile applications. While leveraging a sophisticated engine for rendering map data and route calculation, the HERE Mobile SDKs also support offline mapping through the use of previously cached map data or previously downloaded map packages.

Depending on the application type and use case, the HERE Mobile SDKs come with various features and functionalities meant to help you build an enhanced and personalized experience to your end-users. For those applications meant to support core business processes such as field management, telematics and field force optimization, our Mobile SDKs provide a unique set of enterprise features (e.g truck routing, fleet map, historical traffic patterns, congestion zone map) tailored for specific business environments. When a more personalized consumer location experience is desired, our Mobile SDKs offer a multitude of functionalities (e.g. pedestrian routing, venue maps) which enable an easy transformation of daily routine tasks into everyday adventures.

Feature List

The main features and components comprising the HERE Mobile SDKs are:


  • Dynamic download of vector maps for > 190 countries, > 50 languages
  • Maps preload for offline usage
  • Map styles (e.g. day, night, satellite, transit)
  • Textured 3D landmarks & buildings
  • Street level imagery
  • Touch ascreen gestures (e.g. pan, flick, pinch zoom)
  • Map overlay of object (e.g. polylines, polygons, icons, routes)
  • Map overlay of 3D map objects
  • Map overlay of custom raster tiles (e.g. heat maps)
  • Rendering of raster tiles and map objects enclosed within different map layers
  • Venue maps (indoor)
  • Object interaction for traffic and transit


  • Online and offline geocoding/reverse geocoding lookup


  • Vehicle routing taking into account real-time and historical traffic
  • Pedestrian and public transit routing using walkways and timetables
  • Routing options:
    • type (fastest/shortest)
    • avoidances (e.g. toll roads, motorways, parks)
  • Offline route calculation


  • Real-time traffic flow color-coded (green, yellow, red and black)
  • Traffic incidents w/ detailed event information


  • Online search by address, name or category for places and point addresses
  • Discovery of places by category or distance
  • Rich places information (e.g. reviews, rating)
  • Offline places search

LiveSight (Augmented Reality)

  • Seamless transitions from Map to LiveSight and back again
  • Gesture support for user interaction with content ( custom gestures can also be defined)
  • Content transitions and interaction animated using hardware acceleration
  • "Radar" UI support for more context regarding user's position relative to content
  • Highly configurable LiveSight engine for a more customized user exerience


  • Online and offline turn-by-turn navigation
  • Natural-sounding guidance instructions (e.g. "turn left at the gas station")
  • Audio or text-to-speech voices
  • Approximate user coordinates to the nearest road or navigation route
  • Approximate user tunnel position, even when there is no GPS signal
  • Dynamic information (e.g. signposts, street lane, speed)

Additional Enterprise Features


  • Fleet map style
  • Truck attributes layer
  • Display of congestion zones
  • Display of historical traffic information


  • Truck routing with real-time or historical traffic data


  • Display of custom-owned  POI content in AR view through Custom Location Extension

Platform Extensions

  • Custom Location Extension
    • Display of custom-owned POI content in map view
    • Support for complex search queries

Platform Availability

HERE Mobile SDK is available for Android and iOS platforms, for Business and Mobile OEM customers, the HERE Mobile SDK for Tizen is exclusively licensed to Mobile OEMs. For more information or to receive access to the HERE Mobile SDK please contact us.