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Here apps will stop working on Windows 10 in June, WP8 apps will get no more updates

Here’s some bad news if you’re using any of the Here apps on Windows 10 Mobile, Windows Phone 8, or Windows 8. Basically Here will stop developing all of those. What’s worse though is that the Windows 10 Mobile apps will even stop working on June 30.

An actual reason for this hasn’t been given, with the official blog post only mentioning that the apps have so far been made compatible with Windows 10 by using a workaround that will no longer be effective after June 30 – it’s not at all clear why that is, though.

The Here apps will be removed from the Windows 10 store on March 29. The company behind the apps recommends you use the Windows Maps app after June 30, which itself contains many “Here elements” since it was developed by Microsoft using the Here platform.

On the other hand, the Here apps for Windows Phone 8 will keep on working just fine, but the company is not going to develop any new features for them, and it will only release critical bug fixes if necessary. It’s the same case for Windows 8 PCs. Additionally, the maps developed specifically for Windows Phone 8 will not be updated anymore.

Thanks for the tip, MdN8!

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