ViewRanger, the app for adventure (www.viewranger.com), has launched onto BlackBerry 10 smartphones. The free ViewRanger app is available to download from BlackBerry App World and helps outdoor enthusiasts to plan, navigate, and share their walking, biking, and riding outdoor adventures.
ViewRanger for BlackBerry 10 is ported from the company’s popular Android version, and comes with free and unlimited access to a range of map layers including OpenStreetMap, OpenCycleMap, and aeriel imagery, that can be stored on the device for offline use. Users can also search and download trail guides that the app will navigate along, many with detailed information and photos along the way. More than 400 brands have trail guides available to download alongside trail guides shared by ViewRanger users.
The ViewRanger app includes sophisticated route waypoint plotting tools, active GPS outdoors navigation capabilities, a sports-computer to record the stats of your trip, and live location sharing through its clever BuddyBeacon tool.
The app’s free to use companion website MyViewranger.com allows route plotting, recorded GPS track analysis and map printing from a larger desktop screen. It is easy to synch route guides and recorded GPS tracks between the ViewRanger app and the MyViewranger website, and users can view, comment and ‘like’ the adventures of friends via the app.
The new user experience within Version 4.0 of ViewRanger means that the app’s key features – advanced active navigation, access to trail guides from across the world and the ability to record and share location-based adventure content online – are now just a finger-swipe away.
The company has gathered feedback from its global user community who range from occasional walkers through to cycling enthusiasts and mountain rescue teams. The result is an app designed and optimised for use on-the-go.
Alongside walkers and mountain bikers, ViewRanger has become the map and navigation app of choice for many search and rescue teams and even several explorers. ViewRanger has been used to explore on every continent, including Antarctica, and over 100 emergency search and rescue teams use it for navigation.
The ViewRanger network of content publishing partners includes national agency or premium cartographic publishers in over 22 countries. Trail guide publishers include guidebook authors, tourism organisations, consumer magazines, cycling holiday organizers and hotels.
The app is free to download from BlackBerry App World immediately and comes with all of its functionality as well as free access to open source mapping and thousands of free trail guides. Once installed users can optionally purchase premium content such as national agency topographical mapping and premium trail guides via the ViewRanger website.
Link to ViewRanger on App World: http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/87237
About ViewRanger GPS
ViewRanger, is the award winning mobile app, which delivers Mapping, Navigation, GPS-enabled guides & route content, Location Sharing and Performance Stats to anyone, worldwide, who wants to get more from their time in the Great Outdoors.
The App runs on a massive range of smartphones and devices that use the Apple iOS (iPhone/iPad), Android, BlackBerry 10, or Symbian OS and works virtually anywhere in the world using open source web based mapping, which can be cached for off-line use. Additionally, it can upgraded to run premium topographic map data like Ordnance Survey maps in Great Britain, for a growing number of countries, including Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Holland, Ireland, parts of Italy, Norway, New Zealand, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland & USA. A testament to the app’s accuracy and reliability is the fact that it is today used by over 100 search and rescue teams.
The ViewRanger App is complemented by a free social network website for route planning, account control and community sharing at www.my.viewranger.com. The App is also a powerful GPS-enabled content publishing platform that allows Guidebook & Route owners to deliver their content directly to a user’s smartphone.
ViewRanger is developed and marketed by Augmentra Ltd a Cambridge UK based Angel funded software development company.