Free turn-by-turn directions on a mobile phone are nothing new. Google has been offering them with the Android version of Google Maps since January. But Navfree is offering something that you don’t see too often: a free 1.6GB download for iOS which provides you with turn-by-turn directions throughout the US whether you’re online or not — since the data is stored on your device. You only need a GPS signal.

The free mobile navigation app has voice guidance and automatic rerouting. You can choose between 2D and 3D map views. Map information comes from OpenStreetMap, a user-generated mapping service, and updates will always be free.

The company plans to offer in-app purchases for premium content in the future, which could include things like live traffic updates.

Navfree is available as a free download from the App Store.

via Engadget

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