We have received a number of tips from Windows Central readers for the past few day stating that the HERE suite of mapping and navigation apps are no longer in the Windows Store. We have now received a statement from a HERE spokesperson confirming that situation, but the company says it is due to an unnamed "technical error".

Here is the full statement we received from the spokesperson:

"We are aware of a technical issue that's preventing us from offering the HERE apps in the Windows Store for new Windows and Windows Phone 8, 8.1 and 10 users. We are working to resolve the problem and restore the availability of the HERE apps for new users. Until it's resolved, we recommend that new users take advantage of the pre-loaded Windows Maps application on their Windows operated device. If you already have the HERE apps on your Windows 8 or 8.1 device, then you should continue to receive updates and see the HERE apps available in the Windows store. Until we have a resolution, we recommend that you do not delete the apps from your device."

We will keep you up to date and will post an update when the HERE apps are once again available from the Windows Store.