Important changes to EastWest Maps phone app. EastWest Mapping digital maps running on phone app EastWest Maps are migrating to a new Hiiker phone app.
Currently digital maps by Eastwest Mapping run on our phone app EastWest Maps. This app is limited in functionality and we are often asked by users for features such as route planning & tracking etc. We have decided that we can offer users a better experience by migrating our maps to a new version of the Hiiker app. This has been developed by Paul Finlay who also coded the EastWest Maps app. Hiiker is an Irish app but which has a worldwide reach.
The new Hiiker app will have route planning features, tracking and waypoint recording with import and export of gpx files etc. The Pro+ version will also offer several layers of premium mapping as well as the normal OSM and satellite layers. Premium maps for Irish users will include all published digital maps from EastWest Mapping, OSi & OSNI 1:50,000 mapping & Harvey Maps. If you travel outside the state, users will have access to mapping from OSGB Explore, IGN France & USGS USA etc. Essentially the new Hiiker app will offer functionality similar to that offered previously by ViewRanger.
There are two principal differences between the EastWest Maps & Hiiker apps. 1) EastWest Maps digital maps are stored entirely on your phone for offline use whereas on Hiiker the user needs to download and save an area for offline use, similar to many related apps. 2) Hiiker is a subscription service, an annual or three year subscription is required to access the full features and all the premium map layers as described above. 3) the new Hiiker app will be under continuous development and will function on more and new devices.
If you are an existing customer on the EastWest Maps app, that is if you have purchased a digital map for the app, then an email will be sent to you using the email address that you used when setting up your account there. If you don’t receive this email, then check this link for a copy.
If you would like to use maps by EastWest Mapping on your mobile device, then install the Hiiker app from either the Apple App Store or Android Play Store. Hiiker functions at a basic level for free. The premium maps layers including all EastWest Mapping maps and OSi etc are found on the Hiiker Pro+ subscription. #eastwestmapping