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FREE Update to skobbler's ForeverMap 2 for iOS Features a Full Travel Guide, Making It the Ultimate Travel Companion

Jul 11 2013 12:00AM

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BERLIN, GERMANY -- (Marketwired) -- 07/11/13 -- Editors Note: There is a photo associated with this press release.

skobbler, pioneers in digital mapping solutions and a premier player in mobile location-aware services, has today announced a major update to its recently released ForeverMap 2 for iOS. Offering true hybrid online and offline functionality and utilising the wildly popular OpenStreetMap, ForeverMap 2 will now feature an extensive wiki travel guide at no extra cost, allowing users to discover more about their intended destination wherever they are in the world. Just like the rest of the app, the travel guide is available both online and offline, not being restricted by low signal areas or expensive roaming charges when abroad.

ForeverMap 2 is itself a startling innovation in modern mapping. Market-leading alternatives such as Google Maps offer very little offline functionality and cannot perform searching or routing without an internet connection, and while CityMaps2Go does offer city downloads these are not seamlessly integrated into one map. ForeverMap2 trumps all of them by remaining a truly hybrid solution, ensuring that all key features are also available offline. And with the all new wiki travel guide featuring around 90,000 English-language pages written by registered wiki travelers from around the world, ForeverMap 2 has truly become the ultimate app for travelers. The wiki travel guide adopts the same open-source premise as OpenStreetMap, ensuring that travel data is regularly updated, accurate and informed by the people that know the area best. What's more, downloadable content is far less data-heavy than alternatives and can be added and removed as the user sees fit. All features are available both online and offline as standard, with no in-app purchases and no additional fees.

With open source collaboration proving so popular in the modern age, OpenStreetMap is rapidly becoming the digital map of choice with many companies now adopting the OSM brand. skobbler is the only company that has pulled together a seamless and complete travel companion from the wealth of information available, showing exactly what's possible with a modern outlook and passing these benefits onto consumers. And in keeping with the no/low profit models of the Open Source community, ForeverMap 2 is available for a one-time purchase of GBP 1.99 via the iTunes App Store. While already an unbeatable price, to celebrate the launch of the travel guide, skobbler will make ForeverMap 2 available for just 69p for a limited time. Users will receive continuous free updates, save money on data roaming costs when abroad and save hassle in areas with low or no reception with no impact on performance - in fact skobbler's powerful mapping engine ensures that ForeverMap 2 equals or beats key features from rivals on almost all fronts.

"We promised more exciting features following the launch of Forevermap 2 and this is the first of them - but let me tell you there are many more to come," said skobbler CTO Philipp Kandal. "Our target with ForeverMap 2 was to create the ultimate worldwide mapping and travel app and to do this we knew we had to outperform what's currently available. With hybrid online/offline functions, our continued dedication towards the excellent OpenStreetMap, and now an extensive travel guide, we believe we've done this, and best of all for an unbeatable price."

Driven by skobbler NGx, the most powerful mapping engine in the world, ForeverMap 2 is extremely customisable with control over features such as map display, routing and map-matching with fluid, high-performance implementation. Companies interested in using OpenStreetMap can get a taste of what's possible thanks to skobbler's portfolio of success in this area, which led to it amassing over three and a half million users worldwide on iOS alone, best-selling navigation app in Germany and #1 position in over 20 countries. New users can download the new version of ForeverMap 2 from the Apple App Store today: https://itunes.apple.com/app/id394763737, with the update also being rolled out immediately to existing users.

For more information on ForeverMap 2 or skobbler NGx visit www.skobbler.co.uk.

About skobbler

Founded in 2008, Berlin-based skobbler (www.skobbler.com) is one of the premier players in mobile location-aware services. With over 3.5 million apps sold on iOS alone, skobbler has regularly topped overall and category app charts in numerous countries, leading the way in the development of location technology and end consumer products based on the OpenStreetMap. This experience also facilitates skobbler's development projects for third parties. Based on the skobbler GeOS map access technology, which features the market-leading map engine skobbler NGx, companies can base their location-aware web or mobile services on the OpenStreetMap.

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