Still needs development Better than before, gpx import actually works, and the interface is better. The maps are unbeatable, but pricy. Bad bits.. The screen jumps between overview/1:50000/1:25000 as you zoom, it needs an option to lock map type. Finally it will only load one gpx at a time, it needs an option to group routes by type, and load all. Finally a satellite image layer would be good..
Good maps, bad app Obligatory 600Mb of road maps means I'll have to uninstall this as I don't have much space. Why not make the offline road map optional? I can only think the lack of effort OS has put into this app is because they underestimate the potential demand. People love the clarity, detail and general look of OS maps and would be prepared to pay for them if the app were a bit better!
Not happy Installed as a friend had the app, looked useful with the purchase of regional maps being cheap enough (about £11) to offset the large download. Turns out you can no longer buy regional maps, just much smaller tiles at 69p each. To get the same coverage as a regional map will cost a fortune at roughly £140!
GPS very slow. Search rubbish. Expensive. 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. Search always takes two goes to wake up the gazetteer which is useless: e.g. offers names of roads but not the towns or villages you are more likely to be looking for. Maps expensive compared to paper. Creates folder on external SD card but never uses it despite their claims to contrary.
A very poorly executed app. The maps are very good as one would expect but the app is poorly written. There are issues with the GPS location constantly dropping in and out which renders the app useless for finding your location. Other apps can provide accurate continuous location (and use OS maps via Bing). The map tiles are expensive considering the limitations of the app. It appears to be a poor attempt to derive income from the OS maps without any consideration for the user.
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!
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