HERE Team has now added the following to what they told us,
we have noticed some discussions in the blogosphere about HERE on Windows Phone. We want to clarify that we are committed to providing great products and consumer experiences for Windows based phones. We will continue to support our HERE apps to ensure that they will be compatible with future versions of Windows.
So, HERE team confirms that HERE apps will be supported to be compatible with future versions of windows phone. So, the message right now is that HERE apps for Windows Phone are not being abandoned!
There are some reports doing rounds about Microsoft taking over the “development of HERE apps for Windows Phone” from HERE. This is based on a news report published in a Finnish daily, but it now seems to be a case of mistranslation. We reached to “Pino”, Social media manager for HERE and he says,
mistranslation. As I said before, we’re in talks with Microsoft on who’s gonna develop ‘location apps’ on WP. HERE apps are dev by HERE