MAPS.ME is most useful when you travel and do not have an active data rate, for example. One detail to keep in mind is that it works with the Gps that are integrated by all mobile terminals nowadays so reaching a specific place is very simple.
What has caught our attention when testing MAPS.ME is the speed with which it works, in all its aspects even when displaying the maps, in this section it is one of the best that we have tested, beating Google maps and some software solutions offered by Garmin. It is necessary to mention that the maps it includes correspond to 345 countries and islands, using high compression so that it occupies the least possible space in the device.
The simplicity its main characteristic
What stands out the most when using MAPS.ME is its simplicity. It is true that it has some shortcomings that if they are present in other developments, such as more extensive information about some places, such as hotels or restaurants, but if it is true that it includes options such as set points of interest, although there are some that are predetermined such as gas stations.
With this development, routes that are indicated on the screen so that the user reaches that specific place, showing the route as it has to be done taking into account the directions of the streets and others. But something that is surprising is that there are no voices of help, so it is necessary to look at the screen to be able to follow exactly all the steps that have to be followed, something that is not an obstacle when you are walking but when you are going by car.
To find a destination, the application does not offer any complication, simply by placing the place in the upper bar of the screen, MAPS.ME finds it immediately and shows its location and surroundings since you can use the zoom. Although something that should be taken into account to improve it, is that it does not have satellite view like the one that Google Maps includes and that it would be interesting to introduce it.
Other features that MAPS.ME has are, for example, that routes already created can be saved in bookmarks and thus be able to use them again, share location with other users from the development it is possible in a very simple way, so a social component since the users themselves also provide information for the updates of the maps that are carried out daily, which shows the degree of involvement of the developers.
The development is possible to use it in dual-core devices without any problem and it is simply necessary to have Android 2.3 or higher and 47 MB of free space. MAPS.ME can be downloaded from Galaxy Apps and also from Play Store completely free of charge, so it’s a good time to try it out.