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I want to buy a smartphone for OSM viewing and routing. There are several routing apps for Android, but I can not see a decent application for Symbian. Does it make sence to go Symbian because of worldwide routing available for free via Ovi Maps?

asked 06 Oct '10, 20:53

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Symbian phones support running apps of various different languages and development platforms and as such there are a number of different options. Apart from native C++ apps, they also support JavaME, for which several OSM apps exist.

The wiki page on Software for Mobilephones has a good list of available options and describes their features, ranging from simple online map viewers to offline routers.

If they are "decent" is rather dependent on the person who asks, so I'll let everyone judge the quality themselves.

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answered 06 Oct '10, 23:43

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As one specific option to checkout, I would suggest GpsMid ( ). It offers offline map viewing in 2 or 2.5D vector views, search by name or proximity and full routing for various modes of transport. It also includes various tools to help contributing to OSM. But then I am one of the developers, so I might be a bit biased. ;-)

(06 Oct '10, 23:48) apmon

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