The orientation of the map can be fixed as north-oriented, or it can use the compass in the iPhone and iPad to follow your position as you turn to face different directions. You can tap on the map to zoom in, rotate the map by turning it with two fingers, or just tap the compass icon in the corner of the map to reset it to point north once more.
The iPad perspective
While the maps might not provide Ordnance Survey levels of precision, they’re perfectly adequate for most holiday breaks or business trips and will save you money on roaming charges, as well as being far cheaper than GPS rivals such as the expensive TomTom apps. ®
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Skobbler ForeverMap 2.1
This actually looks really useful
Screw avoiding roaming charges, this could be fantastic as an alternative to trying to scroll the bloody google maps app on a shoddy 3g connection - no more scroll, wait, wait, wait, update, scroll more, wait, etc...
RE: Still don't quite understand how...
Simply because of much better user experience and the wow factor of the design... started by the iPhone and then Android followed the same route.
Surely I'm not the first to suggest
that the software is called "ForeverMap" because your iPhone keeps an everlasting log of everywhere you've been with your phone.