Release notification: New Enhancements to HERE Platform services

12 March 2015

A series of enhancements and updates to the HERE Platform services are now available on our production environment. These enhancements are related to the following services:

HERE Mobile SDK for Business IOS 2.1.1, HERE Mobile SDK for Business, Android 2.1.1, Geocoder API, Map Tile API, MIA, HLP Routing, LBSP, Traffic, Enterprise Routing, Enterprise Matrix Routing, JSAPI, Venue Maps, Places API and the Piclet service.
Summary of enhancements:

  • The latest version of our JSAPI includes all the features available in version 2.5… and above
  • The Geocoder API was updated to the 2015 Q1 map release
  • The coverage of the Traffic API was extended by 4 countries: Croatia, Puerto Rico, Slovenia and Hungary
  • The HLP Router now permits road closure avoidances even when a route is calculated without traffic

Below, you can find detailed information on these major improvements of the HERE Platform for Business services:

HERE Mobile SDK for Business IOS 2.1.1

  • Added LiveSight support (Beta)
  • Support for natural guidance
  • Added warning message to appear on the map view when the SDK evaluation version expires in less than 30 days

HERE Mobile SDK for Business Android 2.1.1

  • Improved map panning performance
  • Added warning message to appear on the map view when the SDK evaluation version expires in less than 30 days

Geocoder API 6.2.76

  • Updated map data to 2015 Q1 version for Western Europe, North America, South America and Asia Pacific
  • Exposed in results the following: country meta data time zones, currency types, driving sides and unit of measure
  • Hungary: Improved match quality for address search in Budapest

Map Tile API

  • Added new scheme, which allows for selection of scheme designed to show public transport information over satellite map in daylight mode
  • Added place id to metadata. This allows for getting the place ID and the POI name when requesting metadata for a given location

HLP Routing 7.2.54

  • Added specify areas to avoid option when route is calculated
  • Added avoid road closures option even when route is calculated without traffic
  • Improved performance of Public Transit routing service

Traffic API

  • Extended coverage: Traffic flow data (Croatia), Traffic incidents (Croatia, Puerto Rico, Slovenia, Hungary)
  • Improved service performance

Enterprise Matrix Routing 6.2.53

  • Updated to 2014 Q3 map data version

JS API 3.0.9

  • Added additional controls to the UI module
  • Venue Maps Service support
  • Added Snapshot function
  • Metainfo Tiles Service support
  • Optimized method for calculation of map center and zoom levels
  • Added new module to simplify the use of REST places API
  • Adjustments for generating more accurate speed values
  • Display of KML and GeoJSON data on map
  • Marker clustering
  • Polylines support directional arrows
  • Display of traffic incidents on the map via HERE Traffic API
  • UI localized in 13 languages
  • Storage of arbitrary data in all map objects
  • New "incidents" entry allowing a preconfigured traffic incidents overlay
  • Entry and exit of Street Level via UI module control
  • Object corruption prevention
  • Adjustable min/max zoom level for map objects
  • Building information display (besides strings)
  • Better rendering results for markers

Venue Maps 1.1.0

  •  Added routing graph for about 50% of the venue models, mainly effecting NA&EMEA Airports\Shopping Malls