I would like to add my response to the request for help by @ddobrev.
Pure Maps and OSM Scout Server are open source projects. They both rely on significant number of third-party libraries which are open-source as well. All developers behind these projects, myself included, will surely be happy for any help we can get.
In the case of Pure Maps, I have labeled simple entry issues with “help wanted” and “good first issue” which don’t even require any programming knowledge. Nobody has volunteered so far. In principle, adding HERE support is not that difficult, it needs mainly reading API docs on HERE and implementing correct calls via plugin system of Pure Maps brilliantly designed by Osmo. From the look into that issue, it seems like not much volunteering is going on either. Again, reading up is needed on implementing map details for offline representation. While few looked and I tried to give the pointers, not much has come out of it either.
All this brings me to the suggested topic by @ddobrev. If someone in the community feels that the maps application stack requires more work, you are very welcome to join and work on it. I believe that wish should come from the volunteer her/himself and should not be pushed to any third party.
In the case of Jolla’s help, they are surely welcome. But I would like to stress that Pure Maps is not the only mapping app developed for SFOS. @Karry has been working on his application for a while and has been nicely active recently. We tend to work at different periods of time, with me focusing on other projects this year. So, from Jolla’s POV, why would they have to give a preference to one app instead of the other? I am sure @Karry would welcome any help he can get as well.
In principle, mapping stack does require some additional attention, possibly from companies as well. In mapping stack case, we have the costs associated with accessing the mapping data. These include access to online map services (Mapbox and others), bandwidth to distribute the data, import of the map data. About a week ago, I had to stop subscription to Thunderforest maps as our use went over their free tier. As we do not have any path right now to pay and Thunderforest cannot support such projects indefinitely, this outcome is only fair. Somehow, in the end, we will have to find the way to pay for access to the data and their processing of it as we don’t create any revenue via advertising or privacy trading schemes. Whether it is in the form of foundation or private payments to the mapping companies, I don’t know. But it would make sense to think about it before we will be facing this issue at some point.