Welcome to the Developer's Guide for the HERE SDK for Android, version 22.214.171.124 (Lite Edition). Here you can find all necessary information to start building immersive location-aware apps today!
The new HERE SDK for Android enables you to build powerful map applications. Bundled along with it are many HERE assets, available on Android for customers to integrate with their own apps. It consumes data from the HERE platform incorporating microservices and highly modularized components. The HERE SDK for Android belongs to the HERE SDK product family, which also includes the HERE SDK for iOS and the HERE SDK for Flutter which allows cross platform development for iOS and Android from a single codebase.
We have made the HERE SDK for iOS and Android available in three different editions.
Navigate Edition While each edition provides a tailored map experience, the main difference between these editions is the integration of a different map renderer.
Lite Renderer (available only for the Lite Edition): This light-weighted map renderer is less resource-hungry and provides support for a vast amount of mobile devices while still being able to show beautifully looking and highly customizable maps. Choose the Lite Edition when you want to run your app on as much devices as possible and a smooth performance is important for you even on older low-end devices.
In comparison to the Explore Edition, the Navigate Edition provides additional premium features such as turn-by-turn navigation.
For now, the Navigate Edition is only available upon request. Please contact your HERE representative to receive access including a set of evaluation credentials.