Using OpenStreetMaps data, MapFactor offers accurate turn-by-turn GPS navigation for most countries and allows you to download maps to your device or SD card for offline use. Apart from not requiring a continuous Internet connection, this app also impresses with its wealth of options and settings.
The most feature-rich free navigation app for Android we've seen: MapFactor puts at your fingertips a ridiculous amount of tools and options, including an accessible route calculator, simulator, and recorder (you can replay on the map completed routes), a configurable toolbar in the map window on which you can add indicators such as speed, linear distance, and time to destination/waypoint/maneuver, a potent search tool with Google support and ability to search by point of interest and coordinates, and accurate alerts and warnings for bad roads or speed cameras.
Works offline: You can download via Wi-Fi free maps weighing anywhere from <1MB for the tiny state of Barbados to 500MB for Canada and use them offline, enjoying an experience comparable to that provided by Google Maps, but without the data charges and connectivity issues. Also, you can download premium TomTom Maps for most countries through the Map Manager's built-in store.
Effective route setup: The Route Setup option in the Route Info tab enables you not only to quickly change your active profile (Car, Pedestrian, Bus, Truck, Bicycle), but also select the fastest, shortest, or cheapest route and, even more impressively, turn on and off road restrictions and configure them to the smallest detail, with sliders for maximum urban & extra-urban speeds.
High-battery use: The app's need for GPS and its resource-hungry graphics drain the battery, so much so that during a long drive there's a chance you will run out of battery before reaching your destination.
So feature-rich and customizable as to be almost overwhelming: While the neat, well-organized interface with an intuitive main screen that breaks the app's main functions into six big buttons is relatively easy to use, the overabundance of features and configurables means you have to do quite a bit of tapping before you can get the most out of this app.
MapFactor stands out as the most powerful and comprehensive free GPS navigation app you'll find on Google Play right now, one capable of rivaling paid apps in terms of features, customization, and accuracy. What's more, its integration with premium TomTom maps makes it quite irresistible. If you need a complete navigation solution that works offline as well, this app is a great choice.
-menu and POI icons
-GPS coordinates in Info
-long click on map
-software renderer scaling
-Bluetooth muting without message fixed
-dialog after pressing navigate
-GPS accuracy in info panel
-better road snapping
-HD Traffic data in Info
-long click in navigation
-roundabout exit number in maneuver icon
-better import/export GPX
-reset to default revision
-share Openstreetmap link
Android 2.3 & 3.0 support ended
* Best rated free offline navigation app on Google Play with 30 millon+ installs*
MapFactor Navigator is a free GPS navigation app with free offline maps from OpenStreetMaps (incl. free monthly maps update). You can navigate without an internet connection in more than 200 countries. Intuitive voice turn-by-turn navigation in different languages, speed limits, camera warnings and many other useful features.
Key features of MapFactor GPS Navigation app:
- voice navigation in different languages
- door-to-door route planning
- overview of the upcoming manoeuvre and distance shown on the screen
- free offline maps with postcodes (full GB postcodes) installed on your device or SD card
- points of interest
- speed limit and camera warnings
- favourite routes and places
- 2D/3D mode allows realistic visual maps display
- day/night map mode
- routing modes for car, bus, truck, pedestrian, bycicle
- route avoidance - block off certain road from your route
- maps rotate in driving direction, or north up
- customisation possibilities
- professional TomTom maps
- Premium Features: Alternative routes, Head-Up Display, No ads
- Live HD Traffic information (for selected countries)
OSM maps are created and updated by the community of volunteers at www.osm.org. OSM maps are updated every month for FREE. Optional TomTom navigation maps and postcodes available.
MapFactor also makes the popular NavigatorFREE GPS navigation software for PC, Pocket PC, WinCE and iOS also with postcodes and free maps from OpenStreetMaps.
If you wish to get help or provide feedback to our GPS navigation app, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
--- OpenStreetMaps: Available free maps: ---
Bosnia And Herzegovina
Isle Of Man
United Kingdom Postcode - Ordnance Survey
Antigua And Barbuda
British Virgin Islands
Saint Kitts And Nevis
Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
St Pierre And Miquelon
Turks And Caicos Islands
Trinidad And Tobago
Wallis And Futuna
D.Rep. of Timor Leste
Union Of Myanmar
United Arab Emirates
Fed. States Of Micronesia
Northern Mariana Islands
Papua New Guinea
Central African Republic
D.Rep. of The Congo
Sao Tome And Principe