Skobbler Downloaded 72,000 Times In Three Weeks

Skobbler has been downloaded more than 72,000 times within three weeks of its UK launch, technology website Tech Watch has reported.

German created Skobbler is free sat-nav application developed for Apple’s iPhone.

According to the report, Skobbler has been downloaded more times in the UK over the past three weeks than it has been in Germany thus far.

The application has also entered the top ten chart of the UK’s free navigation applications at tenth.

Marcus Thielking, Co-Founder of Skobbler stated: “It’s early days [in the UK] and to have experienced such success in such a short amount of time is quite overwhelming and encouraging. It demonstrates again just how popular mobile phone navigation is becoming.”

The data on Skobbler is compiled by the community of its users, keeping the map information extremely up to date, but also making it subject to inconsistencies and abuse.

Skobbler has said that there will soon be an update to provide full compatibility between the application and the new iOS 4 operating system and that an Android version of the application will be released shortly.