I should maybe add British Hills - basically a high tech ticklist that'll appeal to ticklisters and not if you're not wired that way. The reason that it's not listed is maybe that it could be so much more than it is, though of course it would then be a different app altogether.
Gridpoint GB is another simple, free app, that didn't quite get included. It mostly just gives you an OS grid reference, simple, no-nonsense, just a really straightforward way of making sure you are where you think and transferring your location onto a paper map.
There are also a lot of brand-sponsored apps out there. Some are good, some are a bit limited. Sometimes it's hard to pick out the wheat from the chaff without using dozens of apps - there are a lot of first aid guide ones around, but it's hard to know which is the best. Many, I suspect are quite similar.
Also, while we feature Echo 112, there's also a UK-developed MRT app with similar intent that's been used successfully in the UK.
Lots of tracking and mapping alternatives too, many of them free but with a premium package or free apart from the cost of purchasing the digital mapping.
Posted: 22/11/2013 at 10:10