SoftAirKombatTeam Attempts Map Creation

Price: $0.99     Score: 4/10     By M. SchustermanSoftairKombatTeam

Due to a lack of information in English about this app online, I have to confess I’m having a difficult time figuring out SoftAirKombatTeam by Giovanni Romano. I believe I understand the purpose; a GPS mapping app that allows you to create personalized maps to help you find places, remember spots for later, etc.

The actual design and look of the app is nice, and appears to have had some thought put into it. But I’m just not sure if the problem I’m having is that there’s a lack of instruction and clarity in how to actually use the app, or if the app itself is not working.

It opens to a screen where you are supposed to enter an “Identifier” (the name of the map) and a “Description” (details of the map). I did so, then hit “Create.” The app did find my longitude and latitude after a few seconds, but next to “Altitude,” it simply said “Wait….” And wait I did.

I didn’t move (as per the app’s suggestion) but the altitude was never recorded. I tried tapping “Fix” beneath it (the only option to tap at that point) and it just brought me to a search screen that said something about “Select Custom Miniature.”

I returned to the main menu and selected my “map” (although I never actually saw a map) and tapped “Nav.” (for navigate, I’m assuming). I was greeted with a green compass and the instruction to “Wait….” Which I did, again, to no avail.

Again, I’m not sure if the app simply wasn’t working or if the lack of instruction on how to set up a map meant I missed a step somewhere. Either way, I can’t say this app is easy to use, and seeing as the support page isn’t helpful to English speakers, I can’t recommend it.


SoftAirKombatTeam (iTunes Link) requires iPhone OS 4.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone and iPod Touch. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.

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