Dear Customer,

please be advised that a new release (D57) of the HERE Platform is available on the Production Environment (PRD).

We send this email to all those who apply for access credentials to the platform, based on the information they provide when registering.

This email includes release notes that describe the improvements to the services in the new release. This release includes updates in: Route Match Extension (RME), Waypoints Sequence Extension (WSE), HERE SDK for Android and iOS, Weather API, HLP Routing, Map Tile API, Venue Maps, Geocoder API and the Traffic API.


The release documentation will be available on developer.here.com as well.


Management Summary

  • NEW! Weather API
  • Mobile SDK version 3.0 with Venue Maps in 3D and new Starter edition
  • Route Match Extension (RME) version 2.0 now providing illegal maneuver warnings
  • Waypoints Sequence Extension (WSE) version 2.0 with support of time windows per waypoint


For detailed information about the major improvements of the HERE Platform for Business Services and Products, see the sections below:


Route Match Extension (RME)

Version 2.0.0

  • Illegal maneuver warnings: warnings in the response now also include illegal maneuvers like forbidden access, forbidden turn, gate traversal, wrong direction through one-way, leaving no-through-traffic zone.
  • New multi-path algorithm handles different GPS deviation scenarios and provides superior match quality.
  • More route modes (vehicle types) supported: instead of car only, the following vehicle types are now supported: car, bus, taxi, carHOV, pedestrian, truck, delivery, emergency, motorcycle, roadtrain. The default is car. The matched routes follow legal paths for the given vehicle type.


Waypoints Sequence Extension (WSE)

Version 2.0

  • The WSE now considers time windows per waypoint.
  • You can specify a time constraint for each waypoint as required. It can be either access hours time constraint or you can specify an appointment time constraint. i.e. Mondays 10-12 am and Tuesday June 5th, 8:45 am.
  • Day of week based time windows, where a duration must fit in.
  • WSE allows you to specify a service time for each waypoint. This means a time duration for each waypoint in order to define the expected delay between arrival and departure at this waypoint.



HERE SDK for iOS and Android

Version 3.0

  • Premium Edition – Online and Hybrid+

o Integration of 3D Venue Maps

o Added native rendering for truck attributes, fleet maps, environmental zones

o Enabled access to SDK packages based on license keys

o Enhancements to LiveSight:

  • Pedestrian guidance
  • External sensor data support
  • 3D objects support

o Clustering of custom objects

o Improvements to audio session management and added the ability to integrate SDK voice navigation with TTS engines used in consumer applications

o Retrieve POI information from a tapped carto POI

  • NEW! Starter Edition

o All functionality available online only

o Support mapping, search and routing

o SDKs have a significant smaller file size


HERE Mobile SDKs for Business 3.0 available on developer portal to download for evaluation from week of June 8th.



Weather API

Version 1.2.1

  • Get current weather reports or weather forecasts for a specific location.
  • Check for severe weather alerts at a specific location.
  • Check when the sun and moon rise and set at a specific location.


HLP Routing

Version 7.2.57

  • Support for avoiding/excluding features in matrix routing


Map Tile API


  • Extended POI layer
  • Bugs fixed related to map info requests


Geocoder API

Version 6.2.83

  • Bug fixes for the following disputed areas: The Spratly Islands, the Paracel Islands and the Kashmir region.
  • Allow search for addresses by building and city name in Latvia. It is common in rural areas that streets do not have names.
  • Taiwan map update to 2015Q1
  • Other enhancements and bug fixes


Traffic API


  • Performance improvements
  • Update of Customer Specific Profiles


Venue Maps

Version 1.1.3

  • Venues 3D available on Android and iOS SDK (all venues)

IMPORTANT: Migration of Maps API for JavaScript


Last year we announced the release of the new HERE Maps API for JavaScript 3.0 built to support both enterprise and consumer use cases, while assuring improved performance, processing speed and faster load time. This release is just further evidence of our commitment to continuous innovation through services that support today’s customer development environments.


The new HERE Maps API for JavaScript 3.0 provides customers today with important features and capabilities including:

  • Support for a broad range of applications from consumer facing to enterprises
  • Consolidation of all backend capabilities of HERE Platform into one single API
  • Application development across any browser environment
  • Further optimization for mobile browsers
  • Improved performance (leaner size and optimized API code), redesigned using latest browser and hardware technology
  • Improved processing speed and faster load times
  • Feature completeness compared to version 2.5.4


Following this release, we will be phasing out the HERE Maps API for JavaScript 2.x by September 30th, 2015. This means that, after this date, no further maintenance and support will be provided. In case you have any questions or if you run into any issues while migrating to the new HERE Maps API for JavaScript 3.0, please contact us and we will be happy to assist you with the migration process.


This release notification will be issued on a monthly basis in synch with the HERE Platform release drops.


Kind regards

HERE Platform for Business Team