Installing Mapeo Mobile
There are 2 ways to install Mapeo Mobile on your smartphone:
  • ​Install from Play Store If you have an
    internet connection, you can download and install Mapeo Mobile for free from the Google Play Store.
  • ​Install from a APK file To install Mapeo Mobile on smartphones that have
    no internet connection, you can use an installation file (.apk).

Install from Play Store

Before you start, make sure that:
  • You have a good
    internet connection.
  • You have enough space available on your smartphone for the Mapeo application and data you will collect - we recommend that you have at least 1 GB (gigabyte) available.
To install Mapeo Mobile on your smartphone from the Google Play Store:
  1. 1.
    Open the
    Play Store application on your smartphone.
  2. 2.
    In the search bar at the top of the Play Store window, type Mapeo, and click on the
    magnifying glass icon at the bottom right of the keyboard.
  3. 3.
    Click
    Mapeo in the list of applications.
  4. 4.
    On the Mapeo Mobile screen in the Play Store application, click on Install.
  5. 5.
    When the installation process is complete, click on Open.
  6. 6.
    When Mapeo Mobile opens, you will be prompted to allow Mapeo access to your phone's camera and GPS for proper functioning of the app. After that, the Mapeo Mobile home screen will open automatically.
The installation process can take a long time (
more than 15 min), depending on the quality of your internet connection.
If you don't have enough space available on your smartphone, you will receive a message from Play Store inviting you to delete content or applications from your device to free up space.
β–Ά Video available: How to install Mapeo Mobile from Play Store​

Install from APK file

You can install Mapeo Mobile on a smartphone that does not have an internet connection using a previously downloaded installation file (.apk).
If you already have the installation file on your device, continue here: install-from-an-apk-file.

Download the installation file

While an internet connection is available, download the Mapeo installation file (.apk).
Once downloaded, the APK file can be shared with other devices and used to install Mapeo offline.
  • If you have
    an internet connection, use any messaging app (such as
    Telegram or
    WhatsApp) for sending installation files (.apk) between smartphones.
  • If you have
    no internet connection, you can copy the file from a computer using a
    USB cable or send the installation file using
    Bluetooth. Read more about how to send a file using these methods in Sharing files between devices.

Install from APK file

  1. 1.
    Locate the Mapeo installation file (.apk) on the device.
  2. 2.
    Tap on the installation file (.apk) to open it.
  3. 3.
    In the pop-up window, click on INSTALL. The installation process may take several minutes.
  4. 4.
    Once the installation is complete, click on OPEN in the pop-up window.
  5. 5.
    When Mapeo Mobile opens, you will be prompted to allow Mapeo access to your phone's camera and GPS for proper functioning of the app. After that, the Mapeo Mobile home screen will open automatically.
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β–Ά Video available: How to install Mapeo Mobile from an APK file​