Free Turn by Turn Navigation for Your iPhone
German-based app developer, Skobbler, has just introduced an interesting way to offer turn by turn directions on your iPhone without charging the user. According to the iTunes page, Skobbler doesn’t cost a dime… no trial period, no in-app purchase, no subscription. So how are they able to accomplish this, when most other navigation apps are more than $50? Skobbler relies on the users to keep the map information up to date, wikipedia style. If a user notices an error on the map, they report it directly from Skobbler. Corrections and updates can also be made from various web editors as well. Updates are then pushed to iPhone users in real-time.
We’re not sure how this app would compare to some of the higher priced options, but for the non-existing price of admission, it’s well worth checking out.