Category Archives: T4A product news

Why the T4A Overland Navigator app works offline

People often wonder how it is possible to use the Tracks4Africa Overland Navigator App off-line (without an internet connection) on their iPad/iPhone, Android phone or tablet. This app is the Android and iOS versions of the Tracks4Africa GPS maps which has been used by travellers for more than a decade to safely navigate them across Africa. It covers the whole of Africa.

Unlike online services such as Google Maps, where you constantly require an internet connection to download the maps as you drive, the T4A apps make use of offline maps. In other words, the maps are installed onto your device;  hence you do not need an internet connection to download maps as you drive. Continue reading Why the T4A Overland Navigator app works offline

Guide app testing in the Southern Cape

A couple of weeks ago I took our new Tracks4Africa Guide app out for some field testing.  I was driving back from George in the Southern Cape and decided to ditch the national highway in favour of some back roads.  I specifically wanted to drive in an area that I do not know very well and I also did not want to use the normal GPS for the task of finding my way. Continue reading Guide app testing in the Southern Cape