Shockingly bad I'm absolutely gobsmacked by how much space this app takes up and I can't even relocate it to sd card! Also, apart from the very first use, every time I open the ****ing thing, it starts to download a ton of data, which then won't fit, rendering the app completely useless as I can't get past the "downloading..." screen. And I've bought map tiles which I now can't even view! Thanks a ****ing bunch, idiots.
Excellent! Brilliant GPS Maps are very reasonably priced at 1.99 per square. Excellent GPS tracking. Feels very polished and clean UI and navigation through the app. The ONLY thing I wish I had was the ability to drop and name custom pins onto the map as though I were writing in Biro on my paper maps. Can this feature be added please? - To other 1 star reviews, initial download of 350mb is tiny and is an initial mainframe of the map service. I have found no bugs and the price per square is bang on compared to paper maps.
Not an alternative for dedicated GPS Firstly at £1.99 the maps are far more expensive than paper. Eighty pence for each 10kx10k tile would make it comparable with paper. I've spent over £60 on maps in six months. The app is minimalist, sure you can download a GPX route and track your movement but that's about it. Off route alarm, approaching next way-point alarm, compass, total climb ... forget it. I run the app on a Nexus 4, of late the current map location has become internment and my track log turns itself off without warning. No clue why, my other GPS based apps say the GPS signal is fine. Also the app flattens my battery in about 4 hours so it's hopeless for a days walking. OS you need to get a grip!
GPS very slow. A few simple improvements needed. Really slow getting GPS lock, even when other apps already have one, and slow to recover GPS after app switched out and back in. Location too slow to refresh and direction arrow is nonsense. Could do with buttons to zoom in/out to point where 25k/50k maps kick in if available. I'd really like this app to be able to overlay maps with the coverage area of the available paper maps and also to allow me to track which ones I own. Maps expensive compared to paper.
Great maps, but expensive, and nearly unusable The maps are brilliant, but pretty much everything else about the app is pretty dire. Render times are a bit sluggish, the GPS pinpointing is a bit hit and miss and has a tendency to whizz around all over the place. Possibly more importantly, it's VAST - it steals all the phone memory, and cannot be moved to the SD card. I've had to move all other available apps to the SD card and even delete a few others that like this, cannot be moved. I'm going to be hitting over 1GB data fairly soon at this rate
Good maps, not so great app In my review of a previous version I said the maps were good - still true - but the app needs work. They have since updated... potentially nice new features and interface but very buggy still. I am particularly annoyed by the app mis-identifying selected streets - not just naming a street some distance away but even getting that street's town/city wrong! I'd say no info would be better than wrong info. Come on OS: let's get the quality here that paper map users have learned to expect from you.
-Fixed route export bug
-Tutorial text and images made clearer
-Corrected crashing bug appearing on devices running Gingerbread
We have investigated an issue and have found that the Android 4.4 (KitKat) platform does not correctly open offline maps. Google’s engineers are aware, and we are hopeful of an update.
Here is the link for the Android bug report: https://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=61881
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