Free iPhone Nav App Released

For those iPhone and iPad owners who felt they were left out by the navigation solutions providers who charged them for the services, Navmii, a navigation and location apps provider announced the launch of the NavFree.

Completely free of charge, the app can be used by any owner of an iPhone 3G, 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPad who experiences disorientation. The app is currently available for the UK and the Republic of Ireland and works like any other GPS system.

NavFree is a turn-by-turn navigation system which allows the owner of an aforementioned platform to find his/her way by postcode, city, street or house. The directions are being fed back to the owner via a system voice, which will also provide information about the journey distance, estimated time of arrival, points of interest and even live Google search.

Functions like speed cameras, local petrol prices and traffic information can also be added, but these at a price, yet undisclosed.

“NavFree changes the face of GPS navigation on the iPhone. Anyone with an iPhone can now have satellite navigation for free,” said Navmii CEO Peter Atalla.

“Mapping is provided by OpenStreetMap and is stored on the iPhone, making NavFree faster and more accurate than other free navigation services. What’s more, because the maps are stored on the phone, there are no mobile data charges – just high quality, no cost navigation.”

The company is currently working on the Android version of the app and plans to expand it to other markets as well. The main targets are other, yet unnamed European countries and the United States.
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