Leaping Bytes Releases MapPocket LITE: Maps On the Road without Internet

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[prMac.com] Silver Spring, Maryland - Leaping Bytes has announced the release and immediate availability of MapPocket LITE, a free version of their popular map application MapPocket that can help you to save a lot on roaming charges while traveling. It allows you to put online maps in your pocket, so you can use them later without an Internet connection.

MapPocket LITE features:
* You record your own maps - no additional purchases necessary
* Access all your favorite maps offline
* Maps from 4 major providers (Google, Mapquest, Bing and OpenStreetMap)
* Use GPS online and offline to track your current location/distance/average speed
* Universal application: specifically designed to work equally well on iPhone/iPad/iPod touch

There are 2 major differences between MapPocket LITE and full version of MapPocket. Free LITE version does not allow:
* Saving maps at multiple zoom levels
* Sharing recorded maps with all your devices using iCloud or DropBox

These features are available in the full version of MapPocket only

MapPocket LITE is a quick, convenient and feature-rich way of using maps on the road without an Internet connection. There are number of reasons why you may want to use this application:
* If you go abroad and want to avoid roaming charges (while using maps)
* If you go "into the wild" where, most likely, you will not have any Internet connection (with some cell providers "wild" could mean "just around the corner")
* If you own an iPad or iPod without a cell data plan and going to wonder into an area without free WiFi
* And you can save some trees by not printing your maps anymore.

Before you go offline, plan your expedition using an intuitive interface. At any moment touch one button to start recording what you see. MapPocket LITE will remember all tiles you viewed. Once recorded, maps will be available any time without the internet connection. You can choose maps from one of four providers: Google, Mapquest, Bing or OpenStreetMap. If you go to Paris you may want to choose a "roadmap" view, if you go to the jungles of Amazonia you may prefer a "satellite" view. While planning expedition (online), you can use standard search functionality to locate points of interest. Even when offline, you can use built-in GPS to pin-point your exact location on a recorded map.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* Universal Application
* 18.8 MB

Pricing and Availability:
MapPocket LITE 2.5 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Navigation category.

Based in Silver Spring, Maryland. Founded in 2005, Leaping Bytes is a technology solutions company specializing in mobile, web, and custom software development founded by Elena and Andrei Tchijov. Between 2005 and 2010 Leaping Bytes was focusing entirely on web applications development. In 2010 Leaping Bytes branched out into mobile development and Elena joined Leaping Bytes full-time as it's CEO. As a company committed to progressive ideals within the open source community and beyond, Leaping Bytes supports clients with aligning goals and missions. As a result, we eagerly engage with the progressive nonprofit, advocacy and political community in order to jointly develop projects that ultimately create a greater good. Copyright (C) 2010-2012 Leaping Bytes. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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