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NavFree for Android - Free offline 3D satnav UK, Europe, USA etc. Powered by Navmii - Maps by OpenStreetMap

KiddsonKiddson

Hello fellow Android users!

I love my Google Maps but every time I'm abroad I had to give it up because I can't do roaming. Luckily, there is a free app with offline (i.e. onboard) maps that comes with professional quality and decent maps for UK and Europe and many other, and plenty more are in the pipeline...

Apple users have had NavFree for some time and they're apparently very happy with it. It turns out there is an Android version after all, however for some reason it's not on the Market but rather seems to be exclusive to Expansys. (direct link right below this post)

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    Kiddson
    Here's the direct link to save you registering:
    http://navfree.expansys.com/Navfree_1.8.0.5113.apk

    I thought it'd be more useful to link the deal to the review instead since you need to download this from your phone.

    PS: this app is just under 50MB and maps can weigh up to 300MB each so do get a WiFi connection before your start downloading!

    [Edit] The .apk above is for Android 2.2, check the link below for Android 2.3:
    http://getsatisfaction.com/navmii/topics/android_release

    Edited By: Kiddson on Sep 14, 2011 17:00: Update links
    atc28uk
    Thanks for this, been looking for a decent Free satNav app.

    Oh well.... Downloaded, installed, nothing!! Each time I start the app i get a black screen and it closes down....

    Edited By: atc28uk on Sep 14, 2011 15:40: Provide for information
    superpal
    does this work without data connection charges ??
    spikeegoo
    Great find - thanks
    Pokchop
    Thanks for this.
    Quotes are from NavFree site.



    Navfree Overview
    AN INDUSTRY FIRST

    Navfree uses map data from OpenStreetMap(OSM), often referred to as the Wikipedia of maps, which allows us to provide you with full GPS navigation at no cost to you.
    TOTALLY FREE!!!!

    No monthly fees or Annual charges. Maps are stored on your device.
    No data connection is required*
    FREE MAP UPDATES!!!

    Receive free updates of the map data for life.

    Navfree is powered by Navmii, a top selling premium navigation software application.
    Kiddson
    Thanks for the quotes Pokchop

    atc28uk
    Thanks for this, been looking for a decent Free satNav app.

    Oh well.... Downloaded, installed, nothing!! Each time I start the app i get a black screen and it closes down....

    Shame... It works fine here, although it's hogging most of the little space I had left on my good old Desire (ah that Nexus Prime won't come fast enough!). Did you download the maps? If not, head to the shop in the menu and get the UK & ROI map to start with.

    superpal
    does this work without data connection charges ??


    Yup, that's the whole point, this one is all on your memory card so you can use it abroad too. And if you're limited in the amount of data you can download every month, that would probably help too.
    kaiyuantan
    i used that in HTC desire and work great.

    but unfortunately not working in Samsung Glaxy S2. not sure why
    atc28uk
    [/quote]
    Shame... It works fine here, although it's hogging most of the little space I had left on my good old Desire (ah that Nexus Prime won't come fast enough!). Did you download the maps? If not, head to the shop in the menu and get the UK & ROI map to start with.
    [/quote]

    Cant get the app to load so unable to get maps etc...

    Im using a Samsung Galaxy s2..
    Kiddson
    Damn. Just like kaiyuatan! There might be a compatibility problem there. It's a really good app, I see it even has the name of the buildings where I work whereas Google Maps just has a grey patch representing the whole campus.

    This is a preview version though so hopefully this will be fixed soon. It's worth checking it once in a while on the market!
    atc28uk
    Thx Kiddson for all your help... Will have s scout around and if I find a solution will post the info... Heat added....
    thepearce
    For the lazy..........like me :)

    QR for Android 2.2 version:

    http://qrcode.kaywa.com/img.php?s=6&d=http%3A%2F%2Fnavfree.expansys.com%2FNavfree_1.8.0.5113.apk





    Edited By: thepearce on Sep 14, 2011 17:20: link
    atc28uk
    Think I've sorted it on the Galaxy s2, I went to Navfree support and found another version that seems to work, I went for the android 2.3 version linked at the top of the page in the link and all installed and running fine now....

    http://getsatisfaction.com/navmii/topics/android_2_3-hoexx
    Kiddson
    atc28uk
    Thx Kiddson for all your help... Will have s scout around and if I find a solution will post the info... Heat added....

    Hey I found something for you... The Expansys version is only for Android 2.2, follow this link for Android 2.3:
    http://getsatisfaction.com/navmii/topics/android_release

    [Edit] Ah you just beat me to it!

    Edited By: Kiddson on Sep 14, 2011 16:41
    thepearce
    QR for Android 2.3 Version :

    http://qrcode.kaywa.com/img.php?s=6&d=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.navmii.net%2Fbin%2FNavfree_1.9.2.5728.apk

    Thanks for this - installed on my San Fran with Ginger StirFry. Maps are in the online store if anyone is looking for them.

    Edited By: thepearce on Sep 14, 2011 17:29: update
    pontprennau
    Are US maps available anywhere for this?

    I have the 2.3 version installed and only see postcodes and UK/ROI maps
    atc28uk
    pontprennau
    Are US maps available anywhere for this?

    I have the 2.3 version installed and only see postcodes and UK/ROI maps


    Only see uk options to, would be interested in knowing where to get other countries etc..

    Can't thank you enough for the heads up on this one kiddson, crackin navigation app...
    Kiddson
    Most welcome! :p
    Sadly it seems to be UK & ROI only so far, although US maps are apparently coming soon. I can't see why European maps wouldn't come soon either given that they're already available for Apple and Nokia devices. I'm going to edit the title to reflect that.

    Brilliant app otherwise, the maps are so much more precise than Google's and even have pedestrian pathways and building names! The interface is very neat too, really happy with it. Unlike Google Maps, it doesn't have satellite view or StreetView but they have announced live traffic updates as a coming feature.

    @thepearce thanks a lot for the QR barcodes!
    doogan9
    Are safety cameras on it or can they be put on?
    welsh ham
    will not install on T mobile pulse mini
    baldude
    thanx

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