When comparing Magic Earth vs MapFactor, the Slant community recommends Magic Earth for most people. In the question“What are the best GPS navigation apps for Android?” Magic Earth is ranked 2nd while MapFactor is ranked 6th.
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Pro No tracker
Pro Offline mode
Possibility to download maps for offline access
Pro Speed limitation
Speed limit display with the possibility of signalling an excess of speed
Handling of traffic
Pro Allows selecting fastest, shortest, or cheapest route
The app offers calculating route by shortest travel time, shortest travel distance or lowest gas cost.
Pro Can be used offline
From the app's settings at the bottom of the screen there's a section that allows downloading new and deleting no longer necessary maps. You can choose between free Open Street Maps or slightly more accurate and feature-rich TomTom maps. Downloading maps locally isgreat for situations when the signal is unreliable or when abroad, since you can use the app without having to consider roaming charges.
Pro Can be installed on an SD card
In addition to installing the app on the device's internal memory, MapFactor can also be installed on an external memory storage device such as an SD card.
Pro Clean, customizable UI
Pro Offers choice between using free Open Street Maps or paid TomTom maps
Pro Day and night switching
Pro 2D and 3D modes
Pro Turn-by-turn voice navigation is available in multiple languages
Pro Searches by address, POI, coordinates and via Google search (allows voice)
Pro Allows recording and replaying travel
MapFactor allows recording travel and replaying back the route later. It also allows exchanging recorded routes with other MapFactor users.
Pro Dedicated routing options for trucks
In truck mode, that requires paid TomTom maps, if you input vehicle's properties such as max speed, height, length, weight, weight per axle, etc, it will take those restrictions into consideration when planning a route.
Pro Has internet based live traffic option
Con Proprietary software
The source code is not available