HERE abandon Windows 10 Mobile and stopped developing for Windows Phone 8.x
The creators of the cards HERE just announced in its official blog about the departure from the platform Windows 10 Mobile and the termination of development for Windows Phone 8.x. As for Windows 10 Mobile, the company writes:
We did app HERE compatible with Windows 10, using a workaround that will stop functioning after 30 June 2016. In order to continue to offer the app HERE for Windows 10, we will have to rewrite them from scratch, and this led to the decision to remove them from the Windows Store.
Of HERE application be removed from the Windows store March 29, less than two weeks. The company proposes to use the native Maps app, which has inherited many of the functions HERE when Microsoft was the owner of the company.
As for Windows Phone 8.x, the situation is somewhat different, given the deep integration with the operating system. In this case:
App HERE will still work without any changes. However, we decided to stop developing new features. In addition, maps developed especially for Windows Phone will not be updated.
Meanwhile, the representative HERE said that as long as Microsoft continues to buy their cards and platform built into Windows 10 Maps app, will get updates.