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Topic # 112816 21-Dec-2012 17:23
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Hello, does anyone know of a good maps app for Android that has offline navigation, offline maps (preferably worldwide/ or just NZ), basically offline everything - the maps app can be used offline totally without data connection? (apart from when you have to download the maps).

An example is like the TomTom app for iOS.




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  Reply # 736110 21-Dec-2012 17:27
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Well, there's Tomtom for Android now :-) There are others like iGo and Sygic... But the Tomtom one is excellent... It doesn't really feel like an android app - more like a direct translation from their dedicated devices, but the routing and maps are excellent... GREAT Text to speech as well.

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  Reply # 736111 21-Dec-2012 17:31
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you can use the Maps app from Google to store certain portions of the map (you can do offline caching of maps to use it offline)

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 736112 21-Dec-2012 17:38
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Talkiet: Well, there's Tomtom for Android now :-) There are others like iGo and Sygic... But the Tomtom one is excellent... It doesn't really feel like an android app - more like a direct translation from their dedicated devices, but the routing and maps are excellent... GREAT Text to speech as well.

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Oh! Haha, thanks. I'll go check out Tomtom now :)






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  Reply # 736113 21-Dec-2012 17:39
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Krishant007: you can use the Maps app from Google to store certain portions of the map (you can do offline caching of maps to use it offline)


Yeah, I've got that. But it doesn't do offline navigation or offline searches. :(




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  Reply # 736119 21-Dec-2012 17:40
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I actually like Osmand and use it as my main maps application - it's very basic, but I like that, and I also like that it is free, open source, and has offline maps that are regularly updated from OpenStreetMap.

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  Reply # 736120 21-Dec-2012 17:42
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Oh. Thats a shame if it doesnt do that. I have used it a few times but I guess i happen to have my data turned on most of the times when i need to do a search.

I guess Tomtom would be the best one to go for - have heard lots of good reviews about it from iOS.

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  Reply # 736787 24-Dec-2012 09:42
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I installed Navigon from this thread a while back

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=97&topicid=104691

Works well but I still always use Google Maps

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  Reply # 736802 24-Dec-2012 10:40
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sonyxperiageek:
Krishant007: you can use the Maps app from Google to store certain portions of the map (you can do offline caching of maps to use it offline)


Yeah, I've got that. But it doesn't do offline navigation or offline searches. :(


Google Maps on my Sony Xperia S does offline searches without using wi-fi or GPS. 
But in saying this potentially it may be using my data connection. 

Assuming you have a good phone cradle for your car and charger.... I noticed google maps loves sucking the juice. 

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  Reply # 738536 30-Dec-2012 11:17
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You can Navigon for free, and it will be updated and official. All you need is a rooted phone, an app called Market Enabler and a Samsung apps account with Australia as country.

It's very good and the best part is, it's free :)

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  Reply # 738546 30-Dec-2012 11:53
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menabassily: You can Navigon for free, and it will be updated and official. All you need is a rooted phone, an app called Market Enabler and a Samsung apps account with Australia as country.

It's very good and the best part is, it's free :)


Strictly speaking that is not legal nor official. Anytime when you are circumventing a region lock,,,,,

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  Reply # 738556 30-Dec-2012 12:05
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What if I do this without the root and the market enabler app, while on a trip to Australia and then comeback to NZ? Does that satisfy the legal requirements?

I am no legal expert (no sh!t!! :D)

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  Reply # 738562 30-Dec-2012 12:21
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I've happily used Sygic maps for several years. The licence is lifetime and transferable to different devices. Map updates are free. I've used them around Europe, Asia, North America , Australia and NZ. I have them on my ipad and android mobile.




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  Reply # 738611 30-Dec-2012 16:25
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menabassily: You can Navigon for free, and it will be updated and official. All you need is a rooted phone, an app called Market Enabler and a Samsung apps account with Australia as country.

It's very good and the best part is, it's free :)


I have Navigon on my non rooted S3. Works well. 

OP, PM me if you want the apk 

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  Reply # 738651 30-Dec-2012 18:10
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semigeek:
menabassily: You can Navigon for free, and it will be updated and official. All you need is a rooted phone, an app called Market Enabler and a Samsung apps account with Australia as country.

It's very good and the best part is, it's free :)


I have Navigon on my non rooted S3. Works well. 

OP, PM me if you want the apk 


thanks man, using the apk is cool, but first it's also as legal as my method, plus you won't get the updates and new maps etc.

believe it or not but I got support and I purchased the safety pack for speed cameras and speed warnings. because even though it might not be as legal as some would want but it's totally legit and connected to your Samsung account, supported, automatically updated and you can buy packs etc.

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  Reply # 738655 30-Dec-2012 18:29
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menabassily: You can Navigon for free, and it will be updated and official. All you need is a rooted phone, an app called Market Enabler and a Samsung apps account with Australia as country.

It's very good and the best part is, it's free :)


Strictly speaking that is not legal nor official. Anytime when you are circumventing a region lock,,,,,

What law is it falling foul of?

Surely no different than using YouShop for an Amazon purchase?




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