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It is cr@p. had it om my phone for a couple of days..... delete delete
Sounds like a good app. I might give it a try. I take it there is no option for offline maps?
If all you want is an offline map, then rather you Google Navigation and precache map areas you will be using (I cached entire Jhb and surrounds). Waze would be pointless offline due to the constant updated.
I was enquiring about the possibility that offline maps could be used in conjunction with online/realtime traffic updates. Seems this is not the case though. I asked because 1MB for 45 minutes of driving (which the author claims) seems extremely few if it includes map data.
I'm quite satisfied with Google Navigation, thanks
A lot of the major roads in PE is not even on the base map. roads just end in the middle of nowhere.
Time to start mapping the roads yourself then. Just keep the app running on your daily commute. The More place you drive with the app on the more roads will eventually be added the map. Johannesburg used to have a lot of missing roads too.
"The app is being launched in South Africa by Mix Telematics"
Say what? The app has been available for a looong time. How exactly are they "launching" it?
"Mix Telematics provided the base road grid from its existing positional database"
No this is incorrect. The current map was made entirely by users. I also believe that Waze has stopped importing base maps due to the disaster that occurred when the british base maps were updated, so it is unlikely that their data (if it exists) will even be imported.
"Mix Telematics hopes to generate revenue from advertising and companies such as petrol stations and supermarkets that would like to place their location on the map."
I don't see this working. Why would they want to advertise when they can simply go map their POI's? Waze even searches POI's via google so if their data is on google maps then they are already in the database.
Sounds like Mix Telematics is trying (successfully) to get some free advertising on Mybroadband ...
Stuff that, I'll rather use Openstreetmap based applications, seeing that I added most of PE's roads on it already.
Besides fixing up Open Street Maps is more rewarding as it not only benefits my Navfree or Osmand. It also provides data for people that want to update their Garman or Tomtom based devices. Not to even mention all the other map based software that can benefit from it as well.
Edit: Forgot to mention Navfree also have a free GPS navigation app for the iPhone http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/navfree-uk-roi/id391334793?mt=8