Can I use my off-line SHOcart maps (downloaded and used by PhoneMaps app) in Locus app as well?

Michal shared this question 2 years ago
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I use off-line SHOcart maps with PhoneMaps app. I have Locus on the same Android device. I want to use these maps in Locus without having/paid them twice. I marked these maps (.sqlite format) as personal maps in Locus app but I got the error message: Problem adding map. Cannot obtain zoom levels.

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Hi Michal,


Phonemaps maps are encrypted and can't be used in another app without connection to Phonemaps server for decryption. Their policy is to keep the purchases made via Phonemaps app or web strictly in their app. Therefore Locus offers to purchase SHOCart maps separately only.

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OK, thanks. Understood. I will prefer other off-line maps (eg. SmartMaps) rather than multiply buy the same maps for any application installed. It seems to me stupid.

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Unfortunately we can't do anything against FreytagBerndt's terms. Anyway you don't have to multiply your purchases - use just Locus ;)

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Yes, I know. Thanks. The reason is that before I discovered Lokus I bought some maps in PhoneMaps and I wanted to safe my investment.

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I understand... don't worry, Phonemaps developers promise that Phonemaps app will have the same features as Locus in June, maybe even more and better :)

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nice joke :D

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