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Offline Maps and Navigation Made Possible With New Android App

Yan Matusevich
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 There's finally some good news for Android users looking for a way to have GPS navigation and maps without needing a data connection. The Berlin-based Skobbler - a company specializing in navigation apps - has announced the launch of the Android version of ForeverMap. Given the number of posts from people looking for offline GPS/map apps in our forum , I think this something a lot of us have been waiting for. 

 

 

Using open-source maps Forever Maps delivers you GPS navigation without an internet connection. It looks to me like this could be an amazing alternative to having an expensive GPS device in your car. It's just a matter of attaching your phone somewhere on the inside of the car. Brilliant, wouldn't you say? The open-source content is supposed to be pretty top-notch including points of interests and relevant Wikipedia information. Obviously, having a lot of memory is a must for being able to run this app. ForeverMaps has, however, one extremely major drawback: it only works in 30 European countries! Just as I was about to get excited and download the app, I realized that it's not available for the United States. What shame! In the meantime, I hope my European friends are enjoying their data-less GPS navigation without me :( 

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  • Rui S. Mar 11, 2011 Link

    Most of the times is the other way around. depending on the success I'm guessing it will cross the atlantic some time in the future.

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  • Yan Matusevich Mar 11, 2011 Link

    That's what I'm banking on!

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  • Jim Walker Mar 13, 2011 Link

    Navdroyd does the same as this app with turn by turn voice,not free but very inexpensive. Or Mapdoyd is free but without turn by turn.Neither need data connection to work

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  • Yan Matusevich Mar 13, 2011 Link

    You are right, Jim. I had Mapdroyd for a while, but it had way too many annoying glitches and problems. Navdroyd is probably a good option,

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