For the time being, skobbler does fill a gap in the iPhone’s app selection. However, its reliance on mobile data connectivity limits its dependability quite considerably, even if it does mean mapping will always be the latest version. When the host iPhone has a reasonably reliable connection, skobbler works as expected. It doesn’t offer routing enhanced by live traffic information or historic average road speed data like TomTom’s IQ Routes, but it can get you from A to B. Should you find yourself in a poor coverage area, however, it becomes entirely useless. So whilst you might as well give it a try – it is free, after all – you’re better off paying for software with local mapping if you want something dependable.
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