Skobbler for iPhone video review

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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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JellyUK

July 5, 2010, 7:42 pm

Well, i tried it out going into town this morning. I know that its free and all, but it is not a good GPS app. I have used TomTom and Navigon extensively, and i know that they're expensive, but they are definately worth the money. I don't have either installed on my iphone at the moment, so i thought i'd give Skobbler a go.





The UI is rubbish


The maps are fine


The spoken directions didn't work for me


It takes aaaagggesss to get a GPS lock, and to calculate the route





Ended up using the standard google maps app, worked much better.

Fleabane

July 7, 2010, 3:09 pm

As you say it's free and justifiably so, insisting I either live five miles away or don't exist at all, Surrey is hardly remote. Still from tiny acorns...

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