skobbler to Become "No.1 Map App" on Kindle Fire With

skobbler to Become "No.1 Map App" on Kindle Fire With ForeverMap 2 
Cutting-edge OpenStreetMap-based maps and hybrid online/offline use -
now available as a FREE download for Kindle Fire with optional
offline maps 
BERLIN, GERMANY -- (Marketwire) -- 12/14/12 --  
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skobbler has today announced that its exciting next generation hybrid
(online and offline) map app, ForeverMap 2, will be available for
Amazon's Kindle Fire from Monday 17th December 2012. ForeverMap 2
allows users to experience a map solution like nothing seen on the
popular tablet to date. With no support for Google Maps and no
comparable alternatives available on the Kindle Fire, skobbler plans
to quickly establish itself as the No.1 map app, offering a range of
features that already rival the industry leaders on other platforms
in terms of accuracy, flexibility and detail.  
ForeverMap 2 aims to corner the market on the Kindle Fire with a
unique combination of hybrid (online and offline) maps that provide
users with unlimited use of worldwide online maps as standard and
optional downloadable maps of cities, countries, continents and even
the world for offline use, making it an ideal option for travelers
and those who want to avoid hefty charges and inconsistent data
connections while roaming. With enhanced map compression ensuring
that there's plenty of room left for photos, videos, apps and other
data and continuous free map and software updates, there's no reason
for Kindle Fire users not to get on board, and with the Barnes and
Noble app store also announcing availability of ForeverMap 2 for the
Nook series of tablets, skobbler is expanding its coverage even
further!  
"Following our recent launch for Android, we're pleased to offer
ForeverMap 2 to Kindle Fire users, who can now also benefit from a
powerful and versatile hybrid map solution," says skobbler
co-founder, Marcus Thielking. "The Kindle Fire has been wildly
popular but with no Google Maps and no pre-installed map like most
other mobile devices, this is a real opportunity to establish
ourselves as the leading brand on this platform, and as a provider of
the best map app for its users."  
ForeverMap 2 for Kindle Fire - Key Highlights 


 
--  Hybrid functionality offers a worldwide online map with optional map
    upgrades for offline use 
    
--  skobbler makes the crowd-sourced OpenStreetMap shine like never before
    with stunning map visuals 
    
--  skobbler's advanced NGx technology gives users a truly paperback-like,
    seamless map experience on the Kindle Fire 
    
--  FREE to download, with in-app purchases available for offline maps 
    
--  Address search, location finder, route calculation and POIs fully
    available online and optionally offline 
    
--  Continuous free software and map updates 

 
ForeverMap 2 uses OpenStreetMap, a worldwide open-source project that
has created the most dynamic map on the planet and one that is
showcased through skobbler's wildly popular GPS Navigation 2
software. ForeverMap 2 gives users a true choice over how they use
maps, whether online or offline with full countries, continents,
states and cities available to purchase as installable map upgrades,
and all the time offers unprecedented detail and accuracy thanks to
an ever-growing worldwide contributor base that's closing in on one
million users already.  
ForeverMap 2 also takes map software way past sole street-level focus
thanks to OpenStreetMap's outdoor data richness, allowing cyclists,
hikers and pedestrians to find the most effective route to their
destination. Users can bookmark places of interest to save key
locations to the current map, access Wikipedia-based descriptions for
sites of interest, and with regular, free map updates offers an
amazing degree of detail and accuracy.  
Alongside these benefits, ForeverMap 2 brings all of the
functionality you'd expect from a high-end map solution, including
address search, location finder, route calculation and an extensive
POI database for both online and offline use through optional map
downloads. Locations can be shared with friends and the
"paperback-like" map experience offers cutting-edge map visuals
alongside zoom, pan and turn controls, street names and a compass
that can be set to orient itself in the direction of travel.  
Businesses and developers can also benefit from the technology
fueling ForeverMap 2 (and GPS Navigation 2) through skobbler's GeOS
map access technology for web and mobile and NGx map engine for
mobile. GeOS allows developers to implement OpenStreetMap into their
services, providing them with a more versatile, independent
alternative to Google Maps and other platforms while enabling
features such as zooming, colouring and panning and dramatically
reducing the complexity of working with raw map data. While still in
beta stage, GeOS has already been offered to a select few companies
on request and skobbler aims to roll out the full version in the near
future.  
"We're already working closely with a number of large corporations to
help them integrate OpenStreetMap into their products and services
via GeOS," says Thielking. "Having achieved status of bestselling
navigation app for years-on-end in Germany and the UK and #1 position
in over 20 countries with GPS Navigation 2, we've proved that our
innovative technology solution is ready and able to meet the demands
of today's consumers and service providers. We believe that we're
well-placed to offer similar benefits to businesses that are looking
for an alternative to Google Maps and other rivals."  
ForeverMap 2 is available to download now for FREE for the Kindle
Fire and Kindle Fire HD, with full use of online worldwide maps
included as standard. Offline maps are available as in-app purchases,
priced at 69p for Cities, GBP 1.99 for countries, GBP 3.99 for
continents and just GBP 7.99 for a global map.  
ForeverMap 2 is also now available for the NOOK Color(TM), NOOK
Tablet(TM) and NOOK HD / HD+(TM) by Barnes & Noble. 
About skobbler  
Founded in 2008, Berlin-based skobbler (www.skobbler.com) is one of
the premier players in mobile location-aware services. With over 3
million customers on iOS alone, skobbler has regularly topped overall
and category app charts in numerous countries, leading the way in the
development of location technology and end consumer products based on
the OpenStreetMap. This experience also facilitates skobbler's
development projects for third parties. Based on the skobbler GeOS
map access technology, companies can base their location-aware web or
mobile services on the OpenStreetMap.  
Press contacts  
For further information or to arrange an interview with Marcus
Thielking, Co-founder of skobbler, please contact:  


 
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