OS Maps app gets major update

OS has unveiled its new-look OS Maps app to the public for the first time.

Britain’s biggest navigational app has undergone a complete makeover, with a fresh new design making it clearer and easier to use.

Navigation around the app has been improved and a home tab has been introduced to give app users a new starting point for their outdoor adventures.

It offers greater personalisation, where users can access route recommendations based on their preferences and location.

It will also allow quick and easy access to tool tips to help them get the most out all the mapping and navigation features in OS Maps.

A new menu bar has also been introduced along the bottom of the screen which allows access to all the app’s features and content in just a few taps.

A light and dark mode option has also been introduced, along with updates to colour and fonts keep OS Maps up to date and aligned with accessibility standards.

It is the most significant improvements to the app since OS first launched it in 2016 and the changes have gone down well with thousands of existing users of OS Maps in testing.

OS’s Managing Director for Leisure, Nick Giles, said: “This is the biggest change that has been made to OS Maps full stop.

“The design, navigation and user experience are the biggest changes we have ever done. People really like the new design. Visually it’s a big change and one that helps to make the whole app experience better for our users.

“People really like the new home tab and the route suggestions because having that addition makes it quicker to access the things they want.

“We’ve had some brilliant comments about the general improvement of the app. It’s a lot smoother, downloading the maps is a lot faster, and the app is more reliable.”

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