Utter rubbish Avoid Rarely review, however this app got me so cross I had to! After a huge install and multiple downloads, running it for the first time it is just useless. The app downloads 2 files every time I open it, why? Then thinking they are the 2 files in the “My maps section” I click on one and what happens…. It downloads again! It then says “Unable to install map at this time” Every time! No way will I risk buying tiles with this app. The iOS version is fine and I spent a lot on maps. Zero £ here! Bye!
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.
Brilliant concept. But will it keep being improved? Thanks, O.S., for offering this alternative to the subscription version! But as many people have noted, improvements are needed. Adding highlighter-type notes to maps? An overview chart of the map tiles, showing the name of each tile? And the chief bug of the two 'free' maps always trying to download, and always failing (after seemingly getting 99% of the way there!) I was hoping I could delete them to make it stop, but no go. Can't buy them, can't get rid of them. Thankfully all the other tiles work fine.
GPS very slow. A few simple improvements needed. Doesn't use SD card. Slow getting GPS lock, even when device already has one, and slow to recover GPS after app switched out. Location too slow to refresh and direction arrow is nonsense. Could do with buttons to zoom to point where 25k/50k maps kick in. I'd like it to overlay maps with the coverage area of paper maps and let me track which ones I own. Maps expensive compared to paper. Creates folder on external SD card but never uses it despite their claims to contrary.
A great opportunity squandered. A massive app (almost 1GB) which doesn't want to move to SD storage (WWWHHHYY??) Also, if you buy lots of maps, it's very hard to identify which you would like to download, as there is no easy way to see which tiles are appropriate for which area (other than trying to buy them again). If you're using multiple devices, i.e. a tablet and a phone... you'll buy a tile on your tablet at home, then go out for the walk you had planned and find that it will not download to your phone. If you try to re-buy it, you can not (as you already have it). It seems to take a number of hours for tile availability to update on the other device. As others have mentioned, the GPS location can be a bit twitchy. The GPS trail recording does work, but battery life can be an issue. It think the devs should actually try and use this on a regular basis!
Good but some small improvements could make it great The aplication in itself I found to be very easy to use and navigate around, I have only had it downloaded for a couple of hours and have already ploted multiple routes with great easy. The map tiles are a tad steep on price and it would be nicer to be able to buy entire maps rather then just 10x10km tiles but with some small improvements which are on the way in the future will make it great
-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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