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iPhone gets free Skobbler navigation app

iPhone gets free Skobbler navigation app

An app that allows iPhone owners to get turn-by-turn directions to wherever they need to go has been created by developer Skobbler.

The app uses mapping data provided by OpenStreetMap and is available to download to any iPhone in the UK and Ireland without costing the user a penny - except perhaps for the network usage.

The open source nature of the mapping data means that it is constantly evolving and being augmented with new information in the same way that the likes of Wikipedia and various open source platforms keep expanding and improving.

"All those who have edited the map have experienced a real sense of achievement. Everybody can make sure that their respective neighbourhood has the best map coverage," said Skobbler's Marcu Thielking.

Skobbler is making money from the free app thanks to in-app advertising. Those who do not fancy having apps pop up while finding their way around can always pay the relatively modest price of £1.99 for the ad-free edition.

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