expired [iOS] Pocket Earth PRO Offline Maps & Travel Guides $0 (Was $4.99) @ iTunes

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[iOS] Pocket Earth PRO Offline Maps & Travel Guides $0 (Was $4.99) @ iTunesAffiliate

Detailed worldwide maps and travel guides • Works completely offline even with GPS • Great when abroad, NO data roaming charges • Online routing and much more!

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  • +10 votes

    This is an outstanding app, I've been using it for a few years. Get this while it is free. Far better than Google Maps for discovering local walking paths, back tracks etc. Very detailed outside of the cities. Not your standard street map at all. Has things like velocity included as you traverse the offline maps. I used this in Japan to measure my 320kph speed and location on the Shinkansen - something that online Google maps can't do.

    I write apps for a living, there are few apps written by others that I would recommend, this is one of them. Worth the $0.

    • +1 vote

      I can't recommend this app enough as a hiking and bushwalking app. Awesome. Five stars.
      Well worth the in app purchase for the contour maps.

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    Is there an Android version ?

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      Looking for myself too, looks great :)

      https://pocketearth.com/faq/

      "We are working on an Android version of Pocket Earth, but do not have an ETA for when it will be available. Please check back in the future.
      We do not have plans to bring Pocket Earth to Windows Phone or any other platforms at this time."

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    Those who refuse to pay for apps will find this a disappointment as you still have to pay for the proprietary offline maps even if you're able to get the app itself free sometimes.
    Been thinking about getting an iTunes card, apparently Officeworks have a 20% discount that's unadvertised…

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      I heard you can download the maps for free as well.

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      Both Coles and Woolworths have 20% off $30, $50 and $100 iTunes gift cards in store till 3rd Jan 2017.

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      I don't think you've used the app. The maps are free. If you want additional topographic maps for some reason, then you can pay using the IAP.

  • -1 vote

    Yep, another "free" app ….. Then $7.99 to use it. Bait or what?

    • +4 votes

      It is functional as it is, and allows you to try it out before paying the upgrade. The $7.99 upgrade to all the bells and whistles it is definitely worth it. I find it amazing that people complain about what is essentially two cups of coffee. This approach to in app purchases is decent compared with that despicable coin purchase approach of far too many games these days.

      The developers have to eat you know.

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      I don't think you've used the app. The maps are free. If you want additional topographic maps for some reason, then you can pay using the IAP.

  • -2 votes

    how come its free? it says $7.99 for in app purchase,

  • +4 votes

    It does not cost you anything to use the app. The $7.99 in-app purchase is for topography (elevation) information, this is particularly helpful when you go camping or hiking regularly. If you only need to use it for offline map and GPS, it is free. I find this app much smoother with lots more details compares with maps.me app.

  • +1 vote

    Great app, thanks!

  • +2 votes

    The basic map in Pocket Earth I believe is a mixture of open street map and open cycle map without the terrain information (topography). For hiking or moutain climbing, terrain information is very useful and important. The open cycle map with terrain is even better than the expensive map in Garmin handheld GPS device. I used to use MotionX in ios as it provided the open street map with terrain. There are many expensive software in IOS can do so but none of them can compete with the free powerful OruxMaps app in android.

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    Great, downloaded.

    It appears it has to be in online mode (not offline) to work as a sat nav, removing a lot of its purpose. Happy to be told I'm wrong. I like the look of the maps and that it has bush walking tracks.

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      Even google maps has to be online to do route planning, but once it finished the planning, it will be ready to be used offline for nav.

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    Thanks for this! Paid the $7.99 for the contours and already designing bush walks and will save on buying paper maps. Even without contours the app is far better than google maps with better interface and more options. Works well on my iPhone and iPad. You can keep space usage down by limiting offline contour maps. e.g. for Aus I get all ACT, VIC, NSW offline with contours with about 700MB storage on iPhone.