Nokia's HERE Maps for iOS Hits the App Store

Nokia released its promised HERE maps for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch on Tuesday with public transportation and walking directions, along with an offline viewing mode. It also includes turn-by-turn voice navigation for walking directions, but not for driving directions.

Nokia takes on Apple's Maps app with HERENokia takes on Apple's Maps app with HERE

HERE Maps offers coverage for about 200 countries, includes basic map and satellite views, shows current traffic conditions, includes a feature that saves maps and locations for offline viewing, and more. It includes native iPhone and iPad interfaces, too.

HERE Maps is free and is available at Apple's iTunes-based App Store -- and unlike Google, Nokia has delivered an alternative to Apple's Maps app.