NavFree Brings Free iPhone Navigation and Offline Map Data to the U.S.

Though there is no shortage of paid navigation software on Apple’s App Store, NavFree is the first free iPhone navigation software to hit the App Store. Another huge bonus (or not, if you are pressed for space)? It also comes with 1.6 GB of offline map data, so that you won’t get lost in places without a cellular connection.

While Google has been able to boast free navigation software on Android for a while now, it is good to see a third-party come to the rescue here, and offer an alternative to the more expensive paid apps.

Update: Oh, and notice anything about that screenshot? Maybe there’s a reason that all of the quality navigation software thus far has been paid, or maybe someone in the photoshop department has been a little overworked. Anyone feel like downloading the massive program and finding out?

Press release after the break!


NavFree USA: Free Turn-by-Turn GPS Navigation For iPhone & iPad

* Free, high quality, easy to use, voiced navigation with OpenStreetMap data
* Maps stored on the phone – navigate without relying on mobile network coverage
* New Social Location features allow users to instantly navigate to each other

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Navigate the highways of North America with your iPhone at no cost, with today’s launch of NavFree USA. From Navmii, a publisher of GPS location-based applications, NavFree is the top community-based navigation product for iPhone and iPad.

More than 700,000 users across the UK & Ireland have already downloaded the free GPS/Satellite Navigation app available from iTunes. Now the USA can experience NavFree, which does everything you would expect from expensive in car GPS/satellite Navigation.

Users can search for an address, point-of-interest, or even do a Google location search and are instantly routed to their desired location with full voiced directions. NavFree USA will re-route automatically if you take a wrong turn, provide information on the journey distance and estimated time of arrival.

For holidaymakers, NavFree USA is the most economical way to navigate. Since all maps are stored on the phone, NavFree USA will not generate crippling mobile data roaming charges, and will still route you to your destination even if mobile network coverage fails.

Peter Atalla, CEO of Navmii said: “NavFree has been a huge success in the UK and the most exciting part is the user community, who feedback information on their local area to improve the map data for everyone. With Navfree USA we have taken these social features even further, making it easier for people to navigate to places and their friends, for free, forever. And with the maps being stored on your iPhone or iPad you won’t need to rely on mobile network coverage to navigate.”

Community driven regular monthly map updates are completely free of charge. New social features allow users to instantly share their position via SMS, Email, Twitter and Facebook.

Users will also be able to add enhanced features such as speed cameras, local petrol prices and traffic information to NavFree USA by purchasing these services within the app.

Coming soon:

* NavFree for Europe
* Navfree for Android

Find NavFree USA and NavFree UK & Ireland on the iTunes App Store:

About Navmii

Navmii is a leading publisher of satellite navigation location-based applications for mobile phones. Navmii designs, develops and supplies advanced GPS navigation and location based systems. Navmii iPhone apps are available in Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Republic of Ireland, Spain, Switzerland, Austria, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Portugal, United Kingdom and USA.

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