Free SatNav for Your Android Phone @ Expansys
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Free SatNav for Your Android Phone @ Expansys

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Found 16th May 2011
NavFree


NavFree is the world’s first FREE "onboard" professional GPS navigation software, with
turn-by-turn directions, voice guidance, auto-rerouting, live "Google" search, for the iPhone & iPad.
Simply enter your details below and we'll send you a link to the latest Android. Please open the link on an Android device to install the software (Android 2.2 or higher is supported). You can download and install maps after the software installation. Then you don't need to be connected to the Internet to navigate the maps.

53 Comments

Is this much better than google maps navigation?

cool. hope this would work when I purchase the sony's Xperia Play soon.

soory have got link but how do i get this from PC to phone does not seem to want to go and no instruction, did you install ok?

Do you know how much the text costs to receive?

Mozart321

Do you know how much the text costs to receive?



It's not a text, they e-mail you a link to the download.

Won't work on my Desire HD

Direct link to the .apk so you don't have to sign-up

Navfree

Iridium

Won't work on my Desire HD


why not? you need to visit the nav store and also dl postcodes and the maps

highland2010

soory have got link but how do i get this from PC to phone does not seem … soory have got link but how do i get this from PC to phone does not seem to want to go and no instruction, did you install ok?



might be easier to open the link in your phone . You will need to have 'allow non market place apps' ticked in settings and accept the warning

anewman

Is this much better than google maps navigation?


no, just doesn't use so much network data

Cool. Thanks, gonna have to try and free up some space to install though!

will give this a try, thanks

effingandjeffing

why not? you need to visit the nav store and also dl postcodes and the … why not? you need to visit the nav store and also dl postcodes and the maps



Nope. Installed it ok, but every time I launch it, it just quits back to the home screen.

can you post a link to for downloading the maps please.

effingandjeffing

why not? you need to visit the nav store and also dl postcodes and the … why not? you need to visit the nav store and also dl postcodes and the maps


how do u install this??

Crashes back to the homescreen on my Nexus S sadly.

I have having the same problem with my HTC Desire HD, just reverts back to the homescreen.

If it's free why does the app need to send sms? (it flags it up under "services that cost you money", when I go to install it)

I get the same crash & burn on my Nexus S running Gingerbread 2.3.4 If I can get this sorted, you'll deffo get heat from me!

spudmcgraw

If it's free why does the app need to send sms? (it flags it up under … If it's free why does the app need to send sms? (it flags it up under "services that cost you money", when I go to install it)


Could be some sort of "Text my location to a friend" feature.

I can't get it to work either

it needs internet access for me to activate, and takes up only internal storage (can't use the sd card)... bummer

If you go HERE, it's the navmii NavFree Android support page. People are posting issues on here and the developers can work on fixing them. Might be useful...

They say there's a new release coming out in the next few days to cater for those who have the 'crashing' issue on starting the app (i.e. anyone on Gingerbread 2.3.x it seems....)
Edited by: "rootjj" 17th May 2011

I've got this on the iPhone and can't really say that I'm overly impressed.
Rarely seems to find where I am saying "poor GPS", yet the compass and Google maps find me no problem standing in the same spot.

it's a shame copilot is so expensive for the UK.

Great idea, but no good if I can't move it to the SD card.
Heat for the deal though

Edit:
This important info is one their website:
"The First version of Navfree requires a Data connection to search for Address's. This allows you to have up to date access to the latest OpenStreetMap address database. Maps are stored on the iPhone so no data connection is required for map browsing & routing."
I guess this means that if you have a WiFi-only device, then this will be an issue when driving around.

Edit:
As the iOS version is freely available from the creator's web site but the Android version isn't, I presume that this is a beta release. That would explain the bugs and the fact that the app can't be installed to SD . . .
Edited by: "simonspeakeasy" 17th May 2011

Installed on HTC LEGEND but when loading it just went back to homescreen

same here. doesnt work on my desire hd with gingerbread upgrade

also avalible on Iphone. It's handy with the google search function

same here. doesnt work on my desire hd with gingerbread upgrade

same here. doesnt work on my desire hd with gingerbread upgrade

Doesn't load on Samsung Galaxy S2

This app doesnt work on Gingerbread. I got it to install perfectly on my Desire HD(2.2). I havent used it for navigation yet. Seems to require a lot of space. The apk file alone was about 60+mb and now the program after install takes about 72mb and then I had to download the maps and postcode pack from within the program.
Edited by: "cbarai" 17th May 2011

Not sure I would be downloading anything that is not based in the market direct to my phone based on all of the recent information in the media about how easily they can be hacked to contain all kinds of viruses. I considered whether I may do it in the longer term once things settle with Android OS and application development/availability but actually I figured its not even worth it.

Not sure I would be going at all outside based on all of the recent information in the media about how dangerous it is. I considered whether I may do it in the longer term but actually I figured its not even worth it.

/hmmmm

managed to downloaded via email on my apollo, when i click on the file, it says unable to parse, whatever that is, well you won't get no parse around ere, check the thingy farm mate!...loooool..:-))

Just realised that I have Android 2.1 on my xperia x10. Don't think it is compatible. I will see if there is an update for it on o2.
Edited by: "fiftyg" 18th May 2011

Works well on HTC Wildfire (older model) you need Android 2.2 though.

Only had it 5 minutes but looks very high quality.

Is this works on nokia 5800,

I just use Google Navigation, it just works and has always been free
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