NavFree UK lands on Android with Expansys

Users of Android smartphones can now get a major free mobile navigation app, NavFree UK. NavFree turns Android smartphones into fully functioning Satellite navigation devices with turn-by-turn spoken directions. It is available for free during May exclusively from Expansys, a global online retailer of consumer technology.

NavFree UK does everything an expensive in-car GPS/satellite navigation does – but for free. It provides address and point-of-interest search, gives information on the journey distance and estimated time of arrival and allows users to search with Google for a location and be instantly routed with full voiced directions.

NavFree’s social features mean users can instantly share their position via SMS, Email, Twitter and Facebook for some real world social networking. Since all maps are stored on the phone, NavFree will route you to your destination even if mobile phone coverage is lost.

With more than 1.5 million users, and 300,000 map updates so far, the quality of NavFree’s map data is fast becoming as good, if not better, than that of expensive satnav providers, and it is updated more regularly.

Anthony Catterson, Chief Executive of Expansys, said: “Consumers are constantly seeking more from their smartphones and NavFree delivers on all fronts; both a brilliantly executed utility for navigating in car or on foot, and a tremendous tool for modern social networkers. Android users can add NavFree to their list of must have apps exclusively by visiting Expansys.”

Peter Atalla, CEO of Navmii said: “Navfree has already been a huge success around the world, now we look forward to hundreds of thousands of Android phone owners joining us and enjoying the best fully featured, mobile satellite navigation around – all for no cost.”