Navmii Brings Another Free Satnav, NavFree, To iOS

After Skobbler, Navmii has introduced a free turn-by-turn navigation application, called NavFree, for the iPhone and the iPad.

Like its popular competitor, NavFree is powered by community based map project, OpenStreetMap, which means that no data will be downloaded when up and around.

Data on OpenStreetMap is maintained by an army of more than 250,000 users who constantly update, curate and amend the maps so that they are kept up-to-date although it is not perfect.

While the app itself will be free, adding other related data like speed camera notifications, local petrol prices, points of interest and traffic information are all paid for options.

Navmii has also confirmed that it will launch an Android version fairly soon but that for now NavFree is available on iOS exclusively.

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

We've noticed that Navmii touts NavFree as a satellite navigation solution for the iPad as well, something we're not sure would be a good solution in a car or even for pedestrians because it is too distracting, Find out more about the Navfree App here.