HOW TO: Use Offline Maps on Your Smartphone and Tablets ?

Today Maps in your smartphones and tablets plays an important role while traveling to a new place. We all think that maps will work only with the internet but actually it is not. You can easily download the maps on your devices before you reach the destination. It helps when you are out of network coverage area and times like when you travel in Airplane. You can have look at the Places, Hotels and Restaurants in offline when you are traveling. The concept of these offline maps are very simple, when you search for a destination it will download the entire map and save that in the cache memory of your device. So it can be used without any Internet connection.

Once you downloaded the maps it will be available on your device cache until you delete the app so that you don’t want to download it again.

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Few weeks before I wrote about iPad apps and chrome extensions for frequent travelers. Today I’m going to discuss about an app called “Stay“, an offline map application for iOS and Android. It can be used in iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and all the Android Smartphones and Tablets. Stay.com is a developer of an application and their maps supports more than 120 cities all over the world. So wherever you go, you don’t need to search for WiFi or GPRS data to find the routes. Let’s have a look at the features below.

Features of Stay

As I said earlier Stay is an App, which helps you find places when you go to a new city or a country. This map App without Internet connection so that you can access your maps even when you are offline. Stay doesn’t ends with finding the routes, its much more. It is one of the intelligent map applications in the existing ones. For instance, if you are going to a new city with your family for a vacation, you can download and sync maps with your family members android smartphone so that they don’t want to download it again. Also everyone can have the same map in their separate devices.

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Another important feature of the app is you can search for Best Hotels and Restaurants and book them straight away from the app. Also you can read the previous customer feedback to know about the services of that particular restaurant or hotel. You can easily find the best places in the city using Stay. You have option to search the best places all over the city using inbuilt system as well as from the check-ins of previous Stay users. Also you can read the feedback and description about that particular place in the app.

One of the most interesting factor is you can find the hidden places in the city, actually which are not registered in the Google Maps. It will help you find some of the new places in the city to make your trip more fun and entertainment. All these functions works based on the check-ins of previous users. So you too can make check-ins if you find some interesting places and find something new in there. You can watch the video below to understand clearly about the application.

[vimeo width=”560″ height=”350″]http://vimeo.com/44370769#at=0[/vimeo]

These are the features and functions of Stay. You can download the app from iTunes and Google Play. Try the app in your device and don’t forget to share your experience with us in the comment box. Also let us know if we have missed any of your favorite app on this category with some interesting features. Thanks for reading and have a great day.

About the Author: Robin C

Security Consultant, Engineer, Technology Enthusiast and Blogger.

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