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A trusted SDK to build your native apps

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Comprehensive, mobile-ready location services

Today consumers and businesses demand innovative apps that help them move in smarter ways.

Leveraging the powerful HERE map, our HERE SDK allows developers to build immersive native apps for both iOS and Android, in turn enabling businesses to create differentiated mobile experiences.

Our SDK goes beyond standard mapping, routing and search functionality. It provides real-time visibility into the geographic location of mobile assets, and offers offline capabilities that include route calculation, location search, turn-by-turn navigation and more.

Easing navigation challenges

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Smart navigation

The HERE SDK provides visual and audible just-in-time navigational insights with dynamic information such as signposts. It covers several travel modes: foot, motor vehicles such as cars and trucks, and public transit.

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True offline capabilities

HERE enables users to browse maps, look for places, and navigate to locations – even without a data connection. This fluid user experience ensures mobile workforces stay uninterrupted when in the field.

Fast upload times and seamless user experiences

By using a highly compressed data format, HERE keeps vector map file size to a minimum. This enables fast upload times and seamless user experiences. The resulting lower data consumption is essential for businesses looking to minimize latency and increase response times.

Engaging UIs for an intuitive experience

The HERE SDK UI Kit gives access to modular, highly customizable UI components and controls that allow you to provide an interactive and intuitive user interface. With just a few lines of code, you can build a full UI that reduces application development time and speeds up time-to-market.

Indoor routing and tracking

The HERE SDK creates a seamless mapping experience, helping users navigate from their home to a venue, and from point A to point B once inside. It identifies the floor the user is on – even when offline. This immersive experience is available for private and public venues, covering staircases, elevators, and more.

Customize to meet your needs

Whether you want to optimize your map for a certain display size or highlight important objects, our customization feature gives freedom to creatively solve challenges. You can change color, icon size, width, length, and other properties of almost all map objects such as buildings, land features, and roads.

Get started with HERE SDK

With dynamic visual and audible information, fluid offline capabilities, plus seamless mapping from indoor to out, customers can build beyond the standard.

Technical information

Under the hood

Available for both iOS and Android, the HERE SDK – delivered as Premium and Starter Editions – is optimized for touchscreen devices and supports a variety of gestures.

It is built on the same set of HERE Location Services and HERE Native APIs, and uses consistent concepts and terminology where appropriate to aid cross platform development.


Components of the HERE SDK

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Electronic Horizon for Mobile

HERE offers electronic horizon capabilities beyond the car’s ADAS control unit, providing anticipatory data support on both Android and iOS.

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HERE offers turn-by-turn navigation capabilities that can be tailored depending on a vehicle’s size and profile.

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HERE provides access to offline capabilities that allow users to browse maps, look for places, and navigate to locations without a data connection.


Tech documentation

Study our code and visual examples to understand what is possible with the HERE SDK.


Learn more about the product features and how HERE SDK helps empower a new generation of location experiences for your mobile needs.

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Developer tools

Build sophisticated native apps for iOS and Android that harness our fully flexible, world-class map platform.