MAPS.ME – Offline Map & Nav
By MY COM
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
Free, fast, detailed and entirely offline maps with turn-by-turn navigation – trusted by over 70 million travelers worldwide.
Save mobile data; no internet is required.
All maps inside and all features are free. Always were and will always be.
Use driving, walking and cycle navigation anywhere in the world.
Directions to points of interest (POIs), hiking trails and places missing from other maps.
Maps are updated by millions of OpenStreetMap contributors daily. OSM is an open-source alternative to Google Maps and Apple Maps.
FAST AND RELIABLE
Offline search, GPS navigation along with optimized maps to effectively save memory space.
Save locations you love and share them with your friends.
Essential for home and travel.
– Search through different categories, e.g. restaurants, cafes, tourist attractions, hotels, ATMs and public transport (metro, bus, etc).
– Make hotel bookings via Booking.com directly from the app.
– Share your location via text message or social media.
– When cycling or walking, the app shows whether the way is uphill or downhill.
Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
If you have any questions, visit our Help Center: support.maps.me.
If you are unable to find the answer to your question, contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Follow us on FB: http://www.facebook.com/mapswithme | Twitter: @MAPS_ME
What's New in Version 7.6.5
*We’ve added 173,198 objects to the map, including:
- 17,125 restaurants,
- 12,356 stores,
- 3,227 points of interest.
Please update maps to see changes.
no ads and in-app purchases! and yes it's really free.
This free app is already at the top of the heap simply because it has no ads and in-app purchases. But moreover, it's actually useful! You can use this without an internet connection. This means if you're a cheapskate like me and don't have a data plan, you can still use this. After downloading this app at home, just download the maps you need. The maps are detailed with many POI's included. It'll also create a route from your current location to a destination on the map. It's better than CityMaps2Go which I used before until it started charging a fee.
There are a few things I wish they change. First, the name. It doesn't conform with other app names. Second, the icon color. Green is usually for chatting apps like Message and FaceTime. And third, either the arrow color or route color need to change when trying to follow a route on the map. Both the arrow color and route color are the same color blue and it's difficult to see where you are along the route. Other than these things, this app is perfect.
GREAT idea but needs LOTS of work
I love the idea of this app - especially as a NYC dweller who always finds myself needing to look up destinations on the subway with no internet connection. I downloaded the NYC map and then tried searching for a destination. Even though I had internet connection, it couldn’t find ANY locations for names of businesses I typed in... frequent destinations that show up #1 on a simple Google search. So I tried to type in the address, which is extremely annoying in an age where no one memorizes addresses or phone numbers anymore, but it literally couldn’t find ANY address. Not a single one. Finally, your nail in the coffin was that there’s zero support for subway directions, which is the only way I get around. A LOT of people in NYC could seriously benefit from this app (since lack of internet on the subway drives us all nuts) but not without transit directions, and DEFINITELY not if you can’t find anything. I’ll revise this rating if you get functionality, because I want this app so badly and would even pay for it, but honestly it’s not ready so I’m deleting it.
Greedy devs don’t care about end user
This app is becoming more and more of a marketing platform, while obvious improvement requests by users are simply shunned.
The infantile location services warning, for example, has been plaguing the app for years now, and for absolutely no good reason. Despite many reviews calling to remove this and despite writing the devs on several occasions, this silliness persists.
Search, the second most important feature after graphical map display, is nearly useless. It displays results that are hundreds of kilometers away AND don’t match the typed term, above those that are clearly there, are a better match, and are way closer to you. This has been pointed out to the devs a hundred times, and with every other update they claim to “fix” or “improve” the search, and nothing. Zero progress.
Instead they are working on monetizing this thing and displaying ads related to places and businesses. Typical money grabbing team with zero regard for the end user.
Stay away. Five star reviews are probably from their own employees and friends.
- Category: Travel
- Updated: Nov 28, 2017
- Version: 7.6.5
- Size: 147 MB
- Languages: English, Arabic, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
- Seller: My.com B.V.
- © 2015 MY.COM
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.