NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Dec 10, 2013) - skobbler (, the premier provider and leading innovator of mobile map-based solutions using OpenStreetMap data, today launched GPS Navigation, a completely new version of the worldwide bestselling GPS Navigation app, that is optimized for iOS 7. GPS Navigation builds upon the company's already impressive feature repertoire with the inclusion of an intuitive travel guide, hyperlocal search, and breakthrough mapping technology provided by skobbler's groundbreaking, one-of-a-kind NGx map engine. Interested iOS users can download this newly redesigned standout navigation, mapping and travel resource for $0.99 by visiting here:

Powered entirely by data from the OpenStreetMap -- a free and editable map of the world built by over 1 million voluntary contributors and map enthusiasts -- GPS Navigation is the only mapping and navigation solution on iOS that delivers true "hybrid" functionality, allowing users to switch between online or optional offline access through in-app purchases of downloadable maps, regardless of location or cellular connection. Paired with skobbler's newly revamped, one-of-a-kind NGx map engine -- arguably the most advanced mapping technology on the planet -- GPS Navigation provides users with the core functions any user craves from a mobile mapping service through fluid, reliable and high-performance map implementation under any circumstances, online or offline.

Offline functionality -- which is unlimited upon the purchase of downloadable maps -- allows for fast and reliable results using only a device's GPS receiver rather than a network connection, meaning turn-by-turn navigation, alternate routing and various search capabilities are provided in full without a data connection.

In addition to its top-notch mapping flexibility and detail, GPS Navigation now also features comprehensive in-app travel guide and hyperlocal search via Wikitravel -- which provides users with over 90,000 pages of worldwide travel information in the English language alone -- and TripAdvisor integrations, meaning users can always stay in tune with their surroundings.

Much like GPS Navigation's online-offline mapping functionality, users can also access travel guide information with or without internet connectivity, thus allowing them full access to the app's robust travel features without expensive roaming charges by opting for offline usage. Simply download the entries of interest and have them available whenever, wherever, regardless of a WiFi or data access. Users can also look forward to enhanced map and point-of-interest detail, updated street name appearance and multiple map styles -- perfect for viewing outdoors or at different periods throughout the day -- in addition to a brand new app aesthetic specifically for iOS 7.

GPS Navigation is available for a one-time purchase of $0.99 via the iTunes App Store. Users will also receive frequent updates for free. No subscription required.

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About skobbler

Founded in 2008, Berlin-based skobbler ( is one of the premier players in mobile location-aware services. With over 3.5 million customers on iOS alone, skobbler has regularly topped overall and category app charts in more than 20 countries, leading the way in the development of location technology and end consumer products based on the OpenStreetMap. Third parties can use the OpenStreetMap based on skobbler's map SDK GeOS, which features the world's most advanced map engine for mobile devices: skobbler NGx.