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Integrate location features into your apps with online/offline capabilities, beautiful pre-built UIs and personalization options

Enhance apps with rich maps and location context

Consumers and businesses today demand smart, immersive apps to help them move in more efficient ways.

By integrating HERE SDKs into your apps, you can give users advanced location services that support their journeys: truck routing, in-car navigation, a map designed for fleets, historical traffic patterns and beyond.

Available for both iOS and Android, HERE SDKs come in two editions. The Lite Edition provides a quick way to integrate location features into applications built for devices with limited ROM capabilities and rendering needs. The Premium Edition provides everything found in the Lite Edition, plus access to offline capabilities and other location features such as navigation for cars, trucks and pedestrians; electronic horizon, toll cost calculation, advanced data sets like speed limits, inclines, curvature, and more.


HERE SDK for Android (Lite)

Start developing with HERE SDK on Android platform.

HERE SDK for Android (Premium)

Integrate advanced HERE SDK features on Android platform.

HERE SDK for Android (Starter) DEPRECATED

Now deprecated, older documentation is available on the versions page.

HERE SDK for iOS (Lite)

Start developing with HERE SDK on iOS platform.

HERE SDK for iOS (Premium)

Integrate advanced HERE SDK features on iOS platform.


Now deprecated, older documentation is available on the versions page.

Features and Capabilities
Feature Description

Provide just-in-time navigation

Just-in-time navigational instructions with visual and audible notifications, available for a variety of transport modes. Enhance the journey with dynamic information such as signposts and lanes.

Offline mode for seamless navigation

Allow users to browse maps, look for places and navigate to a location – even without a data connection. A hybrid engine renders vector map data directly on the device.

Vector maps available worldwide

Available in over 190 countries and 60 languages, HERE vector maps are small in data size. This minimizes latency and provides fast response times, while still scaling to a high degree of fidelity.

Various styles and schemes

Use maps specifically designed for mobile environments that come in a variety of schemes: normal, terrain, pedestrian, transit, traffic, navigation and more.

User Interface Templates

Reduce development time by customizing UI controls such as colors and dimensions, and refine behavior such as logic, flow and subcomponents.

Map customization

Easily highlight important objects on a map by changing colors and icons, as well as edit properties of map objects such as buildings, roads and land.

Electronic Horizon for mobile

Translate map information with detailed road characteristics into actionable data – right on a mobile device. Provide meaningful insights into the road ahead, including curvature, approaching stop signs, speed limits and more.

3D iconic landmarks

Place 3D objects on rendered maps and let users explore landmarks and surroundings before they start their journey.

Advanced Fleet Telematics features

Integrate advanced custom locations, data sets and toll cost calculations into your apps with our Fleet Telematics services, which are seamlessly integrated into the HERE Mobile SDK.

Feature comparison for the HERE SDK

Feature Lite Premium

2D / 3D Vector Maps

Satellite Imagery

Custom Raster tiles

Hybrid (Online/Offline) Maps with ODML

3D Landmarks

Fleet Map

Map Customization

Truck Attributes

Congestion Zones


Online Car Routing

Online Pedestrian Routing

Online Bike Routing

Online Scooter Routing

Online Public Transit Routing - Estimated

Hybrid/Offline Car Routing

Hybrid/Offline Pedestrian Routing

Hybrid/Offline Bike Routing

Hybrid/Offline Transit Routing - Estimated

Traffic Enabled Car Routing

Public Transit Routing - Timetable

Truck Routing

Traffic Enabled Truck Routing

Online Geocoding

One Box Search

Online Reverse Geocoding

Hybrid/Offline Geocoding

Hybrid/Offline Reverse Geocoding

Online Place Search

Online Category Search

Online Place Information

Hybrid/Offline Place Search

Hybrid/Offline Category Search

Historical Speed Patterns Tiles

Real Time Traffic on Map

Traffic Info (incidents and flow)

Basic Drive Navigation

Advanced Drive Navigation

Walk Navigation

Network Positioning (Android Only)

Electronic Horizon

Fleet Telematics


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