skobbler’s ForeverMap 2 for iOS Debuts a Full Travel Guide, Making it the Ultimate Travel Companion

July 12, 2013

Next-generation digital worldwide hybrid mapping app supplemented by a global travel guide; App available for free for a limited time only.

New York, NY (PRWEB) July 11, 2013

skobbler (http://www.skobbler.com), the premier provider and leading innovator of mobile map-based solutions using OpenStreetMap data, today launched an updated version of its hit mapping solution, ForeverMap 2, for iOS, adding an extensive, international, online and offline-capable travel guide for no additional cost, making it the ultimate travel companion for any vacation goers this summer. With the update, ForeverMap 2 also becomes the first and only iOS mapping solution to include a completely free, global travel guide within its core set of features.

Powered by Wikitravel, the first-ever free, crowdsourced, worldwide travel guide, built by a global community of nearly 100,000 travelers, ForeverMap 2 now delivers access to almost 90,000 English-language pages—and thousands more in other languages—right to the palm of your hand. By integrating Wikitravel info, ForeverMap 2 provides unmatched information that's easy to access on the most popular destinations nearest you—including landmarks, restaurants, shopping areas, and other points of interest.

Most importantly, ForeverMap 2's new built-in travel guide is available with or without an Internet connection, making expensive roaming charges while on vacation a thing of the past by opting for offline access. Simply download the travel articles which you’re interested in and have them available wherever you are, regardless of a WiFi or data access. This capability is completely free and is in-line with the ForeverMap 2's overall "hybrid" online / offline approach and functionality, making ForeverMap 2 the only travel app you’ll ever need.

Enabled by skobbler’s one-of-a-kind NGx map engine, arguably the most advanced mapping technology on the planet, ForeverMap 2 delivers the core functions any user craves from a mobile mapping service—reliable and convenient availability under any circumstances.

ForeverMap 2 delivers a degree of mapping and travel functionality that is noticeably absent on iOS to date. Whereas Google Maps and Apple Maps can be used in full online, they only offer a watered down map experience offline that lacks routing and search capabilities without an Internet connection. Other more travel-oriented solutions such as City Maps 2Go provide offline mapping via thousands of micro, or city maps that are slow performance-wise and data heavy. ForeverMap 2, with its malleable feature set, allows users to switch between online or optional offline map access and point of interest information, with offline functionality being unlimited. This means routing, various search capabilities and worldwide travel information are provided in full, no matter where you are or if you have access to a data connection.

To enable offline maps, rather than download thousands of city maps that are difficult to manage and require large data packages, ForeverMap 2 offers downloadable continent, country and city maps, which are supported by a seamless, one-map-of-the-world interface that is convenient, easy-to-use, and fast-loading. These maps store locally and are at your disposal anytime, anywhere, with full search and routing for cars, bikes and pedestrians.

ForeverMap 2's travel guide is similarly unique in that other services often charge for any added insights regarding point of interest information for travelers. ForeverMap 2 is one of the only services today to offer such valuable functionality within an iOS mapping service and is the only one to do so for free.

ForeverMap 2 is available for a one-time purchase of $2.99 via the iTunes App Store. While already an unbeatable price, to celebrate this launch of the travel guide, skobbler will make ForeverMap 2 available for FREE for a limited time. All in-app map downloads, including Wikitravel features, come at no additional cost. Users will also receive frequent updates for free. No subscription required. To download ForeverMap 2 for iOS, visit here: http://bit.ly/11z10Kp.

ForeverMap 2 is the product of skobbler’s unique access technology package, skobbler GeOS. skobbler GeOS enables access to and structures the OpenStreetMap’s raw data and detail, delivering what is poised to be the most powerful SDK for OpenStreetMap implementation into a mobile product or web service. Core to skobbler GeOS is skobbler’s proprietary advanced vector map engine, skobbler NGx, which facilitates fluid, high-performance map implementation both on and offline.

For further information on recent developments at skobbler, please visit http://skobbler.com, http://blog.skobbler.com, http://fb.skobbler.com or http://twitter.com/skobbler.

About skobbler

Founded in 2008, Berlin-based skobbler (http://www.skobbler.com) is one of the premier players in mobile location-aware services. With over 3.5 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. Third parties can use the OpenStreetMap based on skobbler’s map SDK GeOS, which features the world’s most advanced map engine for mobile devices: skobbler NGx.


Media Contact:

Chris Harihar

Crenshaw Communications for skobbler



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