Best Travel Offline Maps and Guides by Lightfighter Labs LLC (iPhone)
Released: Feb 22, 2012
Version: 1.3.0
Size: 2 MB
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Best Travel Offline Maps and Guides

Lightfighter Labs LLC
[ This app may no longer be available for download ]

The app will be removed from the App Store around Jan 31.

I have made the app free (normally $2.99).

Why? My hosting provider decided to do a bait-and-switch on me. When I was looking to buy their service, they promised that hosting map files was acceptable under their Acceptable Use Policy. And now, they are saying that I cannot host these files anymore.

I could have tried to find another provider, move all my maps files and continue charging for the app. But my day job keeps me too busy to do all of these.

So, there. Grab it while you can and download all the maps you want before the app and the servers are taken down.

Previous(old - circa 2012) description:
Grab this app trusted by tens of thousands of happy users.

Works completely OFFLINE (no cellular data charges)

Includes UNLIMITED map downloads

Includes 700+ Wikitravel TRAVEL GUIDEs for cities worldwide

5300 locations worldwide

Includes Millions of POIs

Includes 20 phrasebooks

Intuitive zoomable slippy maps and simple interface
Easily find your current location and heading direction
Search for attractions, find eateries and discover fun stuff to do near you

⏫ Reached #1 Travel App in 18 Countries
⏫ Top 5 Travel App in 37 Countries
⏫ Top 10 Travel App in 54 Countries
⏫ Top 100 Travel App in 82 Countries
⏫ Top 10 Overall in 2 Countries
⏫ Top 50 Overall in 12 Countries
⏫ Top 100 Overall in 24 Countries

If you are traveling with a roaming data plan in 2012, this app will pay for itself many times over.

Compatible with iPhone and iPod touch. Requires iPhone OS 4.3 or later. WiFi, Edge, or 3G network connection required for downloading maps initially.

∎ How does it work?
Download the map for entire city once form our servers, and use it forever without needing Internet or cellular data connection.

∎ How much does each map cost?
Zilch. Zero. Nada. You pay for the app once. The maps are free for life.

∎ What if I don't find a map or guide that I need?
Just let us know by sending an email to with the name of the city and the country and we'll try to get that in for you.

∎ Who is it for?
Our app was designed primarily for travellers to a foreign country. However, many more have started using it around their home town to cut down on data costs and for a faster map experience.

∎ What's the story behind this app?
We wrote this app after a recent visit to Italy and Switzerland. Getting around in a foriegn country with a virtually unusable data connection and trying to even locate where we were on a paper map was not fun. The app was born to solve that frustration. To our surprise, it has started saving money and time even back home.

What's the best way to tell if an app matters? Just ask yourself whether it saves time or money or makes you smile. Our app saves both time and money. No slow downloading of maps and no roaming/hometown data charges for you. And on that next trip, when you first realize you don't have to spend a minute locating yourself on a paper map, we think you will be all smiles.

See for list of maps currently available (you can always email for new map requests).

Map data © contributors, CC-BY-SA
Guide text © contributors CC-BY-SA and images © various individual contributors for CC-BY-SA

What's new in version 1.3.0
New Feature: Complete TRAVEL GUIDEs from Wikitravel. Nicely integrated into the map screen. ABSOLUTELY FREE for all users!

Over 700 city guides are available, including most top travel destinations.

Added Indonesian phrasebook.
Our verdict: Good
  • + Best Travel Offline Maps and Guides is a highly rated app (4-star).
  • + The app is currently free, instead of its regular price of $2.99.
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