The company pulled the app earlier this week, citing problems with Apple’s iOS 7. Here Maps had been suffering from a number of bugs that were proving problematic for users, and apparently, the company isn’t interested in trying to fix them.
“We have made the decision to remove our HERE Maps app from the Apple App Store because recent changes to iOS 7 harm the user experience,” a Nokia representative told the Indian Express, which first spotted the change.
Nokia didn’t go into detail about the problems, but Indian Express said the Here app on iOS would often freeze when users tried to zoom, or zoom in or out to the wrong level.
Mobile users are still able to access the company’s mapping solution from m.here.com, and the company is still supporting its app on Windows Phone.
Nokia’s mapping app originally made its appearance on iOS after Apple’s stumbles with the launch of its own Maps app. Before Google came on the scene with its updated maps app, Nokia’s app was a way for users to get away from Apple’s offering.
Now, it seems the company is refocusing away from building a maps product for platforms that aren’t the web and WP8. Microsoft, which already offers Bing Maps for the iPhone and iPad, recently cleared the last regulatory hurdle for its acquisition of Nokia’s Devices and Services business.