dearJulius.com Write For Us

Here attacks Google Maps with new freemium website plan

SHARE:


By Steve Dent, Engadget

[post_ads]When visiting the website for a local restaurant or other small business, you'll likely Google Maps embedded to show the location. Developers of such sites were recently thrown for a loop, however, when Google announced new, more expensive pricing and demanded a credit card and Google Cloud account for all API access to Maps. To profit from this discord, Here has unveiled a new "freemium" plan that offers way more free "transactions" (page loads) than Google Maps, with no need to provide a credit card.

Here, formerly part of Nokia but now a separate company owned by a consortium of German automakers, offers 250,000 free transactions per month, compared to just 28,000 free page loads for Google Maps. Prior to the new freemium tier, it would have cost developers around $120 per month for that number of page loads. On top of that, developers can build public, private, free or paid apps using the API, rather than just public apps as before. And Here emphasized, clearly in response to Google Maps, that no credit card is required for the new tier.

Developers already have a lot of free options, including MapBox, TomTom, Bing Maps, OpenMaps and others. However, Here is more complete than other offerings, with a broad range of services for consumers, businesses and fleets. It's perhaps best known by consumers for its free Here WeGo navigation app, which is a good alternative to Google Maps if you don't want to use your mobile data plan while driving.
[post_ads_2]
Even with other options, many website users will want and expect Google Maps. With its new pricing, Google wanted to make it clear that it had been giving away its mapping services, and perhaps to profit on its dominance. Its main business is still advertising, however, and Maps is mainly a way to promote business listings. So, if you start to see a lot of sites with embedded Here or other maps instead of its own, it may change its tune on the new pricing plans.

COMMENTS



Note: If you think this story need more information or correction, feel free to comment below your opinion and reaction.
Like & Follow to Stay Updated ...

Name

AI,3,Amazon,1,Apple,5,Emoji,1,Facebook,17,Games,35,Google,7,Instagram,6,Science,205,Security,4,Social Media,24,Tech,242,Technology,1080,Tesla,5,Twitter,4,
ltr
item
Technology - U.S. Daily News: Here attacks Google Maps with new freemium website plan
Here attacks Google Maps with new freemium website plan
https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-fTo0ek7WQqI/W2gB9lQYYaI/AAAAAAAAY4k/-OJt9jwZdQIZHAlaxYgqiNX9NKnn54RcQCLcBGAs/s1600/1.jpg
https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-fTo0ek7WQqI/W2gB9lQYYaI/AAAAAAAAY4k/-OJt9jwZdQIZHAlaxYgqiNX9NKnn54RcQCLcBGAs/s72-c/1.jpg
Technology - U.S. Daily News
https://tech.dailynews.us.com/2018/08/here-attacks-google-maps-with-new.html
https://tech.dailynews.us.com/
https://tech.dailynews.us.com/
https://tech.dailynews.us.com/2018/08/here-attacks-google-maps-with-new.html
true
4191228214535516123
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Read More Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share. STEP 2: Click the link you shared to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy