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New navigation app from Skobbler

22 November 2012

Skobbler ForeverMaps 2There is a new map app on Google Play from Berlin based Skobbler called ForeverMaps2, which has in app purchase to further extended its capabilities. Skobbler have used the open source OpenStreetMaps data and apis for its information about navigation; the same data-set used by both Apple and Nokia for its own map offerings.

This is the 2nd version of the ForeverMaps software from last year which first appeared on iOS, which had over 3 million downloads, and then Android. The key to having a successful navigational app is how to use the data from OpenStreetMaps, and Skobbler think they are onto something different and better than others. Marcus Thielking, co-founder of Skobbler told TechCrunch that their technology is on par with Google’s Map and better than other.

As with Google Maps, the main go to for maps on Android, ForeverMaps2 can be used online and offline, so connectivity won’t be needed. Although the app is free for online use, the price includes one whole country worth’s map area, and users can add new areas by purchasing them through the app and downloading. The press release says of the app, “ForeverMap 2 brings all of the functionality you’d expect from a high-end map solution, including address search, location finder, route calculation and an extensive POI database for both online and offline use through optional map downloads. Locations can be shared with friends and the “paperback-like” map experience offers cutting-edge map visuals alongside zoom, pan and turn controls, street names and a compass that can be set to orient itself in the direction of travel.”

In the pipeline is turn by turn navigation soon and also a version for iOS, while the Android app can be purchased for $0.99.

ForeverMaps 2 from Skobbler

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