Skobbler’s online-offline ForeverMap2 app is now available on iOS

Posted: May 2, 2013 in Uncategorized

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Skobbler, the Berlin-based outfit that largely provides tools for incorporating OpenStreetMap-based functionality into other companies’ apps, has launched a major revamp of its own iOS(s aapl) play, ForeverMap.

ForeverMap provides both online and offline mapping functionality, based on OpenStreetMap. The first iteration used a much older version of Skobbler’s technology and required the user to download a rather hefty 1.5GB of data covering all territories, regardless of where they intended to use the app.

The new version, ForeverMap 2, has been available for Android since November, but is now also out there for iPhone and iPad. It aims to provide the best of both online and offline worlds – to allow proper offline search and routing, unlike Google(s goog) Maps, and to allow online functionality, unlike travel apps such as CityMaps2Go. Its coverage is global, and users can choose to download offline maps on a per-country…

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