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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