Best Travel Offline Maps and Guides
By Lightfighter Labs LLC
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Grab this app trusted by tens of thousands of happy users.
✔ Works completely OFFLINE (no cellular data charges)
✔ Includes UNLIMITED map downloads
✔ Includes 700+ Wikitravel TRAVEL GUIDEs for cities worldwide
✔ 5300 locations worldwide
✔ Includes Millions of POIs
✔ Includes 20 phrasebooks
✔ Intuitive zoomable slippy maps and simple interface
✔ Easily find your current location and heading direction
✔ Search for attractions, find eateries and discover fun stuff to do near you
⏫ Reached #1 Travel App in 18 Countries
⏫ Top 5 Travel App in 37 Countries
⏫ Top 10 Travel App in 54 Countries
⏫ Top 100 Travel App in 82 Countries
⏫ Top 10 Overall in 2 Countries
⏫ Top 50 Overall in 12 Countries
⏫ Top 100 Overall in 24 Countries
If you are traveling with a roaming data plan in 2012, this app will pay for itself many times over.
Compatible with iPhone and iPod touch. Requires iPhone OS 4.3 or later. WiFi, Edge, or 3G network connection required for downloading maps initially.
∎ How does it work?
Download the map for entire city once form our servers, and use it forever without needing Internet or cellular data connection.
∎ How much does each map cost?
Zilch. Zero. Nada. You pay for the app once. The maps are free for life.
∎ What if I don't find a map or guide that I need?
Just let us know by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of the city and the country and we'll try to get that in for you.
∎ Who is it for?
Our app was designed primarily for travellers to a foreign country. However, many more have started using it around their home town to cut down on data costs and for a faster map experience.
∎ What's the story behind this app?
We wrote this app after a recent visit to Italy and Switzerland. Getting around in a foriegn country with a virtually unusable data connection and trying to even locate where we were on a paper map was not fun. The app was born to solve that frustration. To our surprise, it has started saving money and time even back home.
What's the best way to tell if an app matters? Just ask yourself whether it saves time or money or makes you smile. Our app saves both time and money. No slow downloading of maps and no roaming/hometown data charges for you. And on that next trip, when you first realize you don't have to spend a minute locating yourself on a paper map, we think you will be all smiles.
See http://besttravelapp.org/#maplist for list of maps currently available (you can always email email@example.com for new map requests).
Map data © openstreetmap.org contributors, CC-BY-SA
Guide text © wikitravel.org contributors CC-BY-SA and images © various individual contributors for wikitravel.org CC-BY-SA
What's New in Version 1.3.0
New Feature: Complete TRAVEL GUIDEs from Wikitravel. Nicely integrated into the map screen. ABSOLUTELY FREE for all users!
Over 700 city guides are available, including most top travel destinations.
Added Indonesian phrasebook.
Simple but effective
This is one of my essential travel apps--nothing fancy, but it just works. It has a fairly large selection of cities to choose from compared to other map/guide apps, and once they are downloaded it is easy to find out where you are in an instant. I especially love the arrow locator that tells you not only where you are, but which direction you are headed. A few minor quibbles: it doesn't always remember which city you are in when you open the app, so sometimes you have to re-select it. The phrasebook has a rather limited selection of languages (but the app is worth it for the maps alone). And it would be nice to be able to zoom in a bit closer on the maps--sometimes the smaller streets aren't quite clear. But overall, a very solid effort!
Great value for the price! Maps are fast to download and super easy to use. The developer is amazingly responsive! I was looking for a couple of maps that weren't on the list and got a response within about a day. Completely happy I found this app!
Great app. Simple and easy to use
Have had no problems with the app. Use it instead of google in foreign countries because google uses local alphabet. In Thailand, google was not useful for us English speakers. So I used this app instead. And you don't need Internet to use it!
- Category: Travel
- Updated: Jul 15, 2012
- Version: 1.3.0
- Size: 2.3 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Lightfighter Labs LLC
- © 2012, Lightfighter Labs
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.