Location services specialist Here Technologies has made its Navigate software development kit (SDK) available in Japan
This means businesses can enhance their mobile applications with features such as customised maps, truck routing, in-car navigation and real-time and historical traffic data.
Here says: "Location data and services are at the foundation of today and tomorrow’s mobile applications, critical for businesses to deliver user capabilities, experiences, and benefits."
Navigate's location features include multiple map view instances, controlling the draw order of map layers, 3D camera control and an integrated tool chain for map customisation.
Also available are car and truck turn-by-turn (TBT) navigation, advanced routing, geocoding and search, network positioning and downloadable offline map data.
Expanding Navigate coverage to Japan is an 'important milestone', according to Akihiro Takahashi, director and head of business for Here in Japan, allowing companies to build "customised experiences for their customers and deliver a seamless navigation experience".
"At the same time, global businesses across various industries stand to benefit from this newly available product and leverage local data in Japan to better reach users in the country," Takahashi added.