ViewRanger gets Top Developer award from Google

ViewRanger, the outdoor guide, mapping and navigation app developer, has been recognized by Google for its hard work and awarded with a Top Developer award.


Fewer than 500 app developers worldwide have been recognised with this designation.

Top Developer is a badge recognizing established, respected developers for their commitment to launching high-quality and innovative apps on Android. The Google Play editorial staff awards a Top Developer badge from time-to-time based on the cumulative work of the developer, as a long-term recognition of all of the developer’s apps.

The Top Developer badge, which appears next to the developer name in Google Play, signifies an additional level of trust and confidence users have in a developer’s products.

Viewranger app

This recognition and award comes after ViewRanger launched a major upgrade to its app in April, combining a fresh visual approach and redesigned layout to make the app’s high-end GPS capabilities accessible to everyone. 

ViewRanger offers detailed topographic maps and trail guides from national mapping agencies, guidebook authors, and tourism organizations around the world, as well as from the app’s global user community. The app is designed to appeal to individuals participating at different levels within a range of outdoor activities including walking, cycling, and horse-riding. As the app learns the activities, locations, and general route profile each user interacts with most often, the trail suggestions highlighted by the app become more closely tailored to the individual's preferences.



ViewRanger helps active people across the world plan, navigate, record, and share their outdoor experiences.

Combining high-quality mapping for over 20 different countries, active GPS waypoint navigation, national and international trail guides, and sports computer functionality, the app is designed to work in areas with no phone or data coverage. On the move and with no signal users can view maps and actively navigate trails overlaid on the map, record their tracks, and view live stats.

In areas with a data connection, the BuddyBeacon function can be used to locate friends in real-time; link photos and tweets to tracks and share these adventures via a range of platforms; plan future trips nearby or far afield by downloading routes with descriptions and photos or plot or publish their own.

ViewRanger is used and trusted by over 200 Search and Rescue teams across Europe and North America, and over 500 brands use ViewRanger to publish and promote their trail content.  ViewRanger is a fully licensed partner with over 26 national mapping agencies and cartographic publishers, including Ordnance Survey, IGN, Terrain Editions, Kompass, SwissTopo, Kadaster Netherlands, and Neotreks.

The possibilities are endless: It's an indispensable app multi-tool, companion to all outdoor experiences.

The ViewRanger app is available on smartphones, tablets, and smartwatches with Apple® iOS, Android, and Amazon Kindle Fire, along with a complementary map and route plotting on the my.viewranger website (


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