Navmii locates 2 million users, pushes 300,000 updates to OpenSteetMap

Navmii, maker of Navmii GPS Live, the low-cost Sat-Nav solution for iOS, along with the free OpenStreetMap-powered NavFree, has announced that it has garnered more than 2 million users in 12 months.

But more interesting is that Navmii users have contributed over 300,000 updates to the ‘Wikipedia of maps’ OpenStreetMap project, a trend that is on course to make NavFree “as accurate as most expensive Satellite Navigation system within a matter of months”, says Navmii CEO Peter Atalla. Of course, both Google and Nokia have a free offering too, the latter’s Ovi Maps being the most complete.

Navmii’s low-cost Sat-Nav solution built in partnership with map provider Automotive Navigation Data (AND) is currently available in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK & the Republic of Ireland. While the company’s free Sat-Nav app for iOS is available for Australia, Austria, Germany, New Zealand, Switzerland, UK & Republic of Ireland and the USA.

Moving forward, Navmii plans to add a European-wide version of Navfree, as well as bringing the app to Android.