NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Nov 21, 2012) - skobbler (www.skobbler.com), a leading provider of mobile map-based solutions, today announced that ForeverMap 2 is now available on Android via Google Play. ForeverMap 2 delivers unparalleled anywhere, anytime map access to users, making it easier than ever to explore the world with your Android device. Android owners can download ForeverMap 2 by visiting http://bit.ly/T3SOgG.
Powered entirely by data from the OpenStreetMap -- a free and editable map of the world built by over 900,000 voluntary contributors using data from satellites, GPS logs, local knowledge, and other sources of geographic information -- ForeverMap 2 is one of the only map apps on Android that offer "hybrid" functionality, allowing users to switch between online or optional offline map access through in-app purchases of downloadable maps. Offline maps allow for fast and reliable results using only the device's GPS rather than a network connection, providing a flexible mapping service without the constraints of cellular carriers and excessive data fees. Whether you're trying to find directions to the nearest coffee shop or are headed overseas, ForeverMap 2 delivers worldwide map data to your disposal -- anytime, anywhere.
Unlike other map services available on Android smartphones and tablets, including Google Maps, upon purchase of a downloadable map upgrade, ForeverMap 2's offline functionality is unlimited, meaning routing and various search capabilities are provided in full. The offline capabilities are not at all diluted.
Users can download ForeverMap 2 for a one-time payment -- free map updates are provided for life -- of just $0.99 USD, with the option to upgrade and install the downloadable map upgrades for offline use, such as city ($0.99), state ($1.99), country ($2.99) or continent ($5.99) maps. Users can also purchase a worldwide map ($9.99), which includes access to all available in-app map upgrades. Each purchase is a one-time payment, no subscriptions required. Upon purchasing ForeverMap 2, users also receive one country map upgrade for free. The free country map upgrade can be a complete map of the US or otherwise -- the selection is completely up to the user, making it a great value.
In addition to its standout online and offline "hybrid" functionality, by using OpenStreetMap data, which is unmatched in terms of overall detail, ForeverMap 2 provides hyperlocal information beyond just the street level, making it particularly useful for outdoor activities, such as bicycling, hiking and camping. Intuitive map interactions and cutting-edge visuals, plus a user interface that quickly adapts to your screen, are powered by skobbler's advanced NGx map engine for mobile and make it easy to use ForeverMap 2 on any Android device -- whether smartphone or tablet.
"Next to Google Maps, this is, by far, the best map experience available today on Android," said Marcus Thielking, Co-Founder of skobbler. "Beyond hybrid functionality, the benefits provided by using OpenStreetMap data are unparalleled. We encourage everyone to try ForeverMap 2 and see for themselves. From the level of map detail provided, to the cutting edge visuals -- this is a game-changer."
Founded in 2008, Berlin-based skobbler (www.skobbler.com) is one of the premier players in mobile location-aware services. With over 3 million customers on iOS alone, skobbler has regularly topped overall and category app charts in more than 20 countries, leading the way in the development of location technology and end consumer products based on the OpenStreetMap. This experience also facilitates skobbler's development projects for third parties. Based on the skobbler GeOS map access technology, companies can base their location-aware web or mobile services on the OpenStreetMap.