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Aushiker

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Ride with GPS Releases Offline Maps for iPhone and Android
« on: January 23, 2015, 07:02:04 am »
Ride with GPS is now offering offline maps for iPhone and Android.

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Portland-based Ride With GPS has just turned your smartphone into a much more useful tool for exploring backroads by bike. On Monday they announced their biggest new feature since launching eight years ago: “offline maps,” which allow you to download route info and get voiced, turn-by-turn directions on your smartphone (iPhone or Android) even without a cell signal.

Andrew

Re: Ride with GPS Releases Offline Maps for iPhone and Android
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2015, 12:30:35 pm »
Is that in the free version?  if not it's just a very expensive way of renting maps.

robgul

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Re: Ride with GPS Releases Offline Maps for iPhone and Android
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2015, 05:26:43 pm »
Is that in the free version?  if not it's just a very expensive way of renting maps.

It's for Basic or Pemium subscribers .... Basic is USD$5 a month ... that also has a printing facility for routes and some other bells and whistles .... what you can do is switch membership on and off - pay a month, download what you want, cancel and then rejoin again when you want.

We have a Basic membership for all our MacRide events .. I've just loaded a series of routes to Ride with GPS and then saved them as downloads to a Nexus 7 ... works very well ..... worth the investment if it supports development of what's a pretty good service.

Rob

Re: Ride with GPS Releases Offline Maps for iPhone and Android
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2015, 09:59:42 pm »
Meanwhile NavFree seems to work pretty well on Android.

robgul

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Re: Ride with GPS Releases Offline Maps for iPhone and Android
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2015, 04:29:24 pm »
Meanwhile NavFree seems to work pretty well on Android.

... I had a look at Navfree ... seems to be quite good for free although it's not very intuitive and there doesn't appear to be any help, manual or instructions info?     

One issue you may be able to answer : How do you remove "Recents" or "Favourites" ?

Rob

robgul

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Re: Ride with GPS Releases Offline Maps for iPhone and Android
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2015, 11:16:46 am »
Meanwhile NavFree seems to work pretty well on Android.

... I had a look at Navfree ... seems to be quite good for free although it's not very intuitive and there doesn't appear to be any help, manual or instructions info?     

One issue you may be able to answer : How do you remove "Recents" or "Favourites" ?

Rob

Sorted - there was obviously something wrong with the install - delete and reinstall and the options appeared as if by magic! 

Rob