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Huawei confirms Map Kit: its alternative to Google Maps

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Manzana It has its own map application known as Maps. Microsoft It also has its own, which is called Bing Maps. But nevertheless, Google Maps seems to be the most popular of all, since it is available on more devices than others and has a greater reach and popularity. Now, Huawei announces that it is launching its own mapping service, called Map Kit, in October.

Huawei Map Kit as an alternative to Google Maps

Not surprisingly, Huawei wants to create your own map service, since the prohibition of the United States suffered a few weeks ago meant that it could not use Google services on its future devices. These Google services include, of course, a Google Maps

It is a development platform

Map Kit not be available directly for consumer use according to source. Instead, it is designed for developers to create applications that leverage their mapping capabilities. It is more one application and service development platform based on maps that a final application that reaches the user directly.


The service will develop in association with the Yandex company of Russia and the United States travel website, Booking Holdings. Huawei Map Kit be connected to local mapping services, be available in 40 languages and have coverage in 150 countries and regions Huawei can take advantage of the wide use and establishment of its telecommunications base stations in several countries to complement the satellite positioning for your mapping service, providing more information to your service.

Map Kit includes several useful features that developers can take advantage of to create their own applications and services based on maps. The platform be able to provide real-time traffic conditionshave a highly advanced navigation system which can recognize when a car changes lanes, and also has support for mapping by AR (Augmented Reality). All this was revealed by Zhang Pigan, president of Huawei's cloud services.

Huawei Mobile Services (HMS)

Huawei mentioned Map Kit at his developer conference last week. This being one of the Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) planned that arise as a direct response to Google Play Services So Android features. These Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) will also include others such as Site Kit, Location Kit, Drive Kit, Scan Kit e.t.c. Having its own mobile services platform is essential if Huawei wants to have a really viable alternative to Android. The company is aware of this so it has spared no effort in developing it.


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