Maps updated to latest version!
Ratings and Reviews
Updated to HD and app crashed 100%. Fixed.
Updated subscription on iPhone 7+. Info page still says "No Subscription". Selecting "Restore Purchases" and app crashes 100% of the time. iPad version works properly. App support site doesn't let you submit a bug report so I'm doing it here.
Update: Subscription issue fixed with new update. Updating review to 4 stars. If the app support email address was easier to find it would be 5 stars.
Developer Response ,
The newest version of 'Coverage?' has an issue with restoring HD map subscriptions that for some users causes a crash. This issue only showed up in the live Appstore, not in Apple's testing environment.
We have now been able to duplicate the crash, and have submitted an update to Apple that should fix the issue. Hopefully Apple will approve it soon.
Thank you for the feedback, and we apologize for the inconvenience.
16-Aug-19: iOS 9 users, beware!
Apparently, the coverage maps provided are contained within the app, not downloaded on demand when accessing the app.
The good news: You don't need cell data or an Internet connection to look at the coverage maps.
The bad news: The maps are updated only when the app is updated. (They have added a subscription service which might change that, but most of us use this app once in a blue moon, meaning that the subscription price would just not be worth it) (Think about it: When would you use this app? Only when traveling AND when you may be considering switching cell phone service)
But that is a second piece of bad news: As of this writing (16-Aug-19), the current version of the app is for iOS 10. This means that those of us still using iPhone 4S or iPad 2 (iOS 9) are stuck with out-of-date coverage maps.
Given the structure of the app, I do not know how they could fix it, if they wanted to. I do know that, as a reference tool I might use once or twice a year, I do NOT want to get involved with a subscription service.
On the other hand, on my iPhone SE, I fully expect that the coverage maps are up-to-date.
I just have to stop using the app on iPad 2.
Developer Response ,
Remember, the app is intended for frequent travelers - such as full time RVers and boaters (which is what we - the developers - are). It's a tool in our arsenal for picking our routing & next destinations, and finding which direction to head when we have no coverage.
It was never intended for those just looking at switching carriers - but it can certainly be used that way. The free version of this app - Coverage? Lite actually fits that need better.
This is a great app I’ve used for years. I work for the cellular industry and am constantly surprised how accurate these maps are (knowing how the original source maps are created by the carrier).
The developer is regularly updating the app (thanks for X support!) and has not implemented ads or other user unfriendly things. The upgrade subscription is the only additional thing some people like me would want. I’m slowly starting to accept subscription models as developers need a consistent revenue to fund their operations.
Totally recommend for the curious and almost required for anyone in the cellular industry!
- Two Steps Beyond
- 50.8 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2019 Two Steps Beyond LLC
- In-App Purchases
- HD Carrier Maps and Satellite Maps. $4.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.