It requires no internet connection!
Ten years ago, we were all driving around town using prompts from our GPS devices to navigate through new territory or find a place to eat. Now, with smart phones delivering so much more than phone calls, games and email, we rely on them to find addresses, scope out nearby restaurants, or simply to see if there is a close convenient store. This of course still depends on a GPS signal to provide accurate information. However, some plans do not offer up the strongest of signals and oftentimes one is left standing wondering if the map is really right. I have even had instances of typing in a destination I know exists, but the map simply could not find it, or it just took way too long to decipher and pinpoint it. Meanwhile, you stand watching as your phone leaks battery power “in search of”.
To the rescue comes MapsWithMe Pro. This app runs on both iPhone and iPad, so no matter what device you have handy, you will be able to designate a desired destination and navigate. The neat thing about this app is that it is accurate and requires no internet connection! Yes, you can be just about anywhere looking for a place, and this app will get you there.
To start, you download the app, which of course will require internet connection. This step will also require you to select a region you will be working in most. Let’s say you are living in California. Then, you will download the map for this region. Again, you will need internet connection for this. Once you’ve got the app and the data in your device, you are all set. No internet connection will be needed to find a place. Now, note, that with this app, you will not get all the fancy voice over instructions and frills offered by apps such as Google Navigator or Waze. What you will get is basic instructions on how to find and possibly get to a destination given your current location. Given this, this app will certainly be mighty useful for those who engage in outdoor sports and activities, where signals are not so strong, or for those who simply do not wish to spend extra money on extensive data plans, which are often required to support the more fancy navigational programs.
Once you have the maps for regions you frequent most downloaded on your device, you can search for all sorts of things like food, shopping, hotels, entertainment, sights to see, and more. It even serves up more practical destinations such as hospitals, parking and police. The database that downloads with the map contains an extensive selection to choose from.
It would be nice to have a way to plan a route to get from point A to point B. But, as it stands, MapsWithMe Pro offers a great service for those who simply have no access to typical real-time mapping tools. Overall, this tool is a must if you find yourself out and about in the wilderness by your home, out wandering the world or just traipsing around your neighborhood. Yes, this app has maps for just about any city, province, country or island you could possible think of. No need to worry now if you have a signal or not…you can find what you’re looking for.