How is an offline gps app even possible?
Are you interested in creating an offline gps app tour? Awesome!
You may need your app to be offline or you may like the idea of not making users pay for data. This is typical. Tours often take place in remote areas that may not have cell reception.
Our GPS App is Offline. Really.
How does an offline GPS App work?
Our gps app works with the GPS hardware in your smartphone or 4G capable tablet. The GPS hardware communicates with satellites, not the internet. it does NOT rely on the internet. You do NOT need an internet connection for the app to know where you are and to trigger audio automatically. This experience works 100% offline.
Are we sure? Yep. We have clients who go up and down volcanoes, give tours on large bodies of water and who use our app in the desert.
Will an ipod or wifi only tablet work? NO. These devices do not work because they are wifi-only devices do not have GPS hardware. Wifi only devices can “kind of” figure out where the user is located with a wifi connection. If you take a wifi only device to the middle of no where without wifi connection, the device will not be able to track where it is.
So the internet is not necessary for the GPS App Tour to work and trigger audio automatically? No, internet connection not required. But, for our clickable GPS Map to work, you do need to be connected to the internet.
Want to try it out for yourself? You can sign up for the 30 day free trial and see how it works.