Fog of World

Fog of World

Released: 2012-09-18
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Version 2.3.12
Download on the App Store
Version 2.3.12
Download on the App Store
Released: 2012-09-18
© Ollix

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With Fog of World, you relive those destinations and the path that lead you there. Map it; draw each stride out for you to see. Look at the work of art you’ve created - just by traveling. By knowing you cannot be contained.
Join Us. Embrace a unique way of experiencing your adventures! Explore, visit and memorize your travels on the world map. Unfog the world and make your life more brilliant today!
Fog of World is a real-life, travel and exploring game where you need to remove the fog on the map by exploring the world. It's a fantastic way to visualize everywhere you have been in your entire life or to discover places around you!
Beautiful world maps are available at a glance. Explore the places near your location, find the spot to go and hit record. Your trip is then recorded, mapped and kept on your cloud storage forever. Start the travel explore the game, while memorizing the places you visit in a neat way. Grow your level and increase your visit percentages for every continent. Have fun exploring the world!
• Featured by Apple as App of the Day in 137 countries
• This Fog of World App Might Be the Funniest App I’ve Seen in a Long Time - GIZMODO
• We don't remember the last time we've run into an app that is as interesting as Fog of World - Business Insider
• Fog of World turns moving through your city and your world into a game of exploration - AppStorm
• Original worldwide location tracking game that will make you want to explore every street in your city and far wider - LITTLE APP REVIEW
• Fog of World uses the fog of war from video games to gamify traveling - The Awesomer
• Was holding the 1st position for top stories on Hacker News!
• Records your tracks and maps travel (even when the app running in the background).
• Shows everywhere you have been on the map at the same time with its advanced trip and travel mapping.
• Analyses your statistics around the world, around every continent, and around every country and territory.
• Lots of badges to motivate you to explore more around the world.
• Support for Importing tracks through GPX or KML files.
• Support for syncing your data with iCloud, Dropbox, Google Drive, and OneDrive.
• Super high-accuracy offline reverse geocoding database that provides the most accurate statistics.
• A widget for easier checking or toggling current record mode.
• Support for Siri shortcuts and personalized Siri phrases.
In short, we do not collect any of your exploration data. Your data will be uploaded when you sync them with your cloud storages, but only you have access to them. We don't.
● Why Fog of World?
• Fog of World is the first app that brings the fog of war idea into the real world map back in 2012 and provides free updates since then.
• Fog of World remains the best app to render the fog overlay and is the only app that shows you high-resolution tracks. Don't believe it? Download the copycat apps and compare the results with Fog of World screenshots.
• There is no user account of Fog of World. All of your data are saved in your device. You have 100% privacy.
• The database is designed to use as little storage as possible while providing high performance.
• Fog of World is the only app that truly works around the world since China uses the GCJ-02 coordinate system due to political reasons. Other copycats either work correctly in China or the rest of the world, but not both.
Map your trips, memorize and start your world adventure with Fog of World. It’s like having world atlas and yourself to explore and conquer it.
Download the ultimate explore game and places I've been travel tracker now!
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Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

What's New in Version 2.3.12

Fixes the possible track shifted issue for maps displayed in the Passport.








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Rated: 4+


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App Store: Customer Ratings

Ratings & Reviews

4.7 of 5 (280 Ratings)

App Store: Customer Reviews


Good start, please add more 😊

For £15, I think the app should have more features. But app looks great , used to have it years ago.
Feature suggestions:
- Apple Watch support (start/stop record from watch, complication for stop/start)
- Tutorial (Did not have a clue how to use when I first downloaded the app)
- Add friends (so I can see their progress)
Version 2.3.4

whats wrong with the map?

whats wrong with the map after the updates? the dark one are quite doggy both google and apple map, its too hard to read the line now please give us back the previous one
hate new map
Version 2.3.3

Nice to see where you’ve been.

Only complaint I have is the app uses a lot of battery.
Mister Flibbles
Version 2.3.1

Doesn’t work far too often

I’ll open the app on my iPhone X, set it to record. I go back into the app an hour or so later and it has recorded NOTHING. Greeeaaaat
Edit: I followed simple instructions from the developer and solved the issue. Thank you! 5-stars
Version 2.3

It’s a must buy

Great fun and memory aid to retrace your journey, it’s not just a toy.
Version 2.2.21

Excellent Fun

Loved this app for many years now. I hope we’ll one day be able to export out fog to other formats, or create a massive stitched image of all the places we’ve been.
Keep up the great work 👍
Version 2.2.16

Fun and useful travel app

A nice little app that makes travelling a bit more interesting (and competitive if your friends have it). It means you can see wherever you've been before in case you need to remember in the future. Only downside is it uses a lot of battery power while it's in use, but it's easy enough to turn it off if you want to. I now use a GPS data logger to get around that issue though.
*2019 Edit* - I got this app back in August 2014 and I just wanted to add that I’m still using it today and it has only gotten better over the years with updates. Beyond the fun aspect of it, I genuinely find it useful for situations where you want to remember where something is (a restaurant you went to once maybe) and I can do so with the help of this app.
I’m happy because a lot of apps (even some paid ones) get outdated as the developers stop updating them. However I’m happy that Fog of World is still going strong!
Version 2.2.15


I haven’t actually used it yet abroad, but it’s great, I’m not sure how it will work abroad with data and roaming but I hope it works normally and I’ll be able to gain some distance on it
Myles Donovan
Version 2.2.13

My favourite App,

I love Fog of World, I’ve owned it since pretty much launch and have to say my love for it hasn’t faded. Doesn’t offer any gimmicks just does what it offers perfectly. I’m addicted!
Version 2.2.13

Keeps quitting

Apparently this is the iPhone’s fault. But honestly I don’t care, it just doesn’t work. Quits about 2/4 times a day. Frequency normally changes after every iOS update.
Version 2.2.5

Wow, simply awesome 👏

I've not seen an app like this... It is quite simply, a unique app... 👏👏👏
I have hundreds of app and this is in the top 3!
Version 2.2.5

Love it

Really like this app and concept and it works pretty well apart from the occasional crash.
Jay the fuglen
Version 2.1.39


My phones screen smashed and when I had it replaced, the phone locked me out and I had to connect to iTunes and factory reset. This meant losing all my FoW data just after I’d come back from travelling. So I reset the phone and redownloaded the app to find my last back up was 2 years ago. A week later the app somehow managed to recover the lost data and fill the map back in. Absolutely no clue how since my iCloud was full and the phone was wiped but I ain’t complainin. Apart from that an excellent app and well worth the price for the enjoyment you get
Version 2.1.38


Brilliant app for reminding me where I’ve been in my life, even works whilst flying
Version 2.1.36

My favourite app

I have used this app for 5 years now and I can say it is by far my most used and longest continuously used app. Everywhere I go, even if I’ve been along previous routes, I will have this on, even if it just to take a slight detour down a road I have not “unfogged”. I have found it a great way to interact with the environment around me and discover new places that I may never have ventured to before, purely before of Fog. The app has improved immensely over the years I’ve used it, namely it’s battery consumption. I look forward to many more years of this app
Version 2.1.35


I love this app, but it still keeps crashing even especially when I try to sync to icloud drive
Version 2.1.30

HELP!!!! It’s baffling

GPX file? KML file? Sync? VPN. Dropbox. Google Drive. I just want to record where I’ve been, prior to getting the app. Even my son can’t work out how to do it. This was one of the main attractions of the app I felt, to keep track of all the places I’ve visited, but I cannot do it. Is there a way? The app is severely limited otherwise.
Version 2.1.19

I love this App but more badges??

I really like this app, it helps me interact with the world in a whole different way, for example taking different ways to get home or various places I often come back to. I was just wondering if maybe at a later time there could be badges per city, to maybe get people to get out of the beaten path, and encourage them to explore and take different ways to get places.
Also, it would be really nice if there was a friends section, where it would be possible to see how much they’ve explored and try to beat them!
Thank you for taking this into consideration
Version 2.1.17

Great, but

Great idea, however the app drains battery and I think their should be a leaderboard
Version 2.1.14

Best IPhone app ever

I’ve bought about 112 apps and got 228 for free, and this one is the best one I’ve bought ever. I bought it about 3/4 years ago and I’ve loved it ever since, everywhere I go I make sure it’s on. If I could fund the app more I would.
Version 2.1.12

Great app but one issue

I installed the app and am really pleased. However I’ve noticed that my percentage of the world I’ve covered still increases when I travel on roads I’ve already travelled.
Travelling on these roads regularly shouldn’t increase the world percentage surely?
Version 2.1.10

Gamification of materiality in everyday life.

I am one of those living with a philosophy of experiencing more in this life, which very much means covering more ground on this earth, home and abroad. It is nice to have an app that measures this for me. Best in the market so far.
Version 2.1.10

Bitter sweet

I would like to begin by saying how much I love this app. It has really made me think about the world around me and how I interact with it. I feel I take advantage of my environment so much more then what I might have done previously. That said unfortunately the app has a considerable shortcoming. Recently my phone crashed requiring resorting from a previous sync. Having recently backed it up to my laptop I was not too concerned. However on restoring the phone to its previous sync I found that the entire fog of world app had been deleted reset to default settings. All of the data is associated with the phone and not with a profile account that you can log in and out of. This is a huge shortcoming, if like me your phone crashes or if you change your phone. There really need to be unique profile accounts for this app to be any more meaningful, otherwise it will reset every time a phone is changed. This needs to be addressed in future editions of the app.
Cousin Bebop
Version 2.1.10

Awesome app from an awesome developer

As a fellow developer I’m aware of the effort going into the open source tools behind this app. The app and the tools are fantastic!
Version 2.1.10

Love it but...

I've been using this app for the past four years and yes the new update is amazing!
The app now uses your location 24/7 even when not set to "record". In this day and age, I don't think this is acceptable and is the only reason that this app is not five stars.
Update: have fixed the above bug, love the app!
Edd B
Version 2.1.3


Works when recording mode is on.
Version 2.1.3

Great app

Brilliant idea, I love looking back at all the new places I’ve been. Could I suggest the addition of a feature that allows you to make another profile? That would great.
I'm here for the credits
Version 2.1.3

Great app but.....

Great app, but older version that letter you could mutate are against other players was better. Since IOS 11.0.2 UP DATE it has had stability issues, keeps crashing and needs to restart. Please let us have a stable update ASAP
Version 2.1.2

I love it !

Very happy to see that the dev team fixed the major issue I had with the app (GPS tracking was always on, even when closing the app). I can now enjoy revealing new places on the map every time I travel, it’s pretty accurate ! I could even see the route I took when I went on a boat to chase dolphins, amazing.
Version 2.1.2

Great Idea, doesn’t work

Brilliant idea. Poorly executed. Pretty much only shows the roads I have traveled and not entire areas visited. Don’t really care that I have traveled down a motorway. Also doesn’t work in the background. I’m not going to remember to turn it on each morning. Shame.
Version 2.1.2

Used to be an Original Concept

I've been using this app for ages. The concept is great and I like the objectives.
It's just a shame the app hasn't had any new updates for ages, apart from compatibility with new iOSs. And having an iPhone before 5S, the upgrades have kept being rejected for a year.
Version 1.7.6

Love it

Been using it for almost two years and not once have I ever considered removing it from my phone.
Essential for anyone who loves travelling
Version 2.0

Good but won't import data.

The app works perfectly until you want to import your data. I've tried both the iCloud and Dropbox method multiple times and nothing. Moved to world uncovered.
Version 2.0

Update won't sync

New app will not sync via Dropbox and says "link iCloud Drive" and directs you to settings on iPhone but there is nothing wrong or additional to add at Settings.
App support seems non existent, link on here is just to advertising. Anyone can help please as I like the app and want to carry on using it. Thanks
Version 1.7.6

Fun and good way to explore new areas

Been looking for a solution like this for a long time to record every where I've been. I can import runs from my running watch via Dropbox, wish I also had the option to export incase I ever needed to, hopefully that functionality will come soon. Also it would be good to mark areas of interest you visit so the explored areas have more meaning in the future.
Version 2.0

Constantly crashes

This app is good in principle. I was quite intrigued when I first installed it and started using it. However it constantly crashes and sends me notifications that it has done so and I need to relaunch it. Therefore until this is fixed it is quite useless.
Version 2.0

old version: top - new version flop !

I really liked the old version where I was able to compare with others. new version is simply ugly and useless.
Version 2.0

Closed the app can't leave GPS running

GPS keep on running even the app closed. This shall be improved in the respective to battery time.
Version 2.0

My most used app

Fog of World has finally been updated to work with iOS10 and it's been hugely improved in the process.
Version 2.0

Started great but developers seem to have forgotten about it.

This app was a great idea and started great. However it has not been functional for a few months now and lags so much that it has become useless. The developers seem to have forgotten about the whole thing but are happy to continue making money off people that don't know any better. Save your money and stay away.
Little Dragon110
Version 1.7.6

Really jittery on iPhone 6s / iOS 9

Fog of World somehow causes the GPS to behave very jittery while running on on my 6s with 9.0.1, even in other apps like Maps and Goggle Maps.
Shame, because this was one of my favourite apps and brought so much sense of exploration to my life (previously 5-star hands-down).
Please fix it! 😕
Version 1.7.6

what have you changed???

used to love it, a lot of fun and I made my way up to nearly level 400... but since the last update the drain on battery power has increased exponentially on a new iphone... what on earth have you changed??? unusable now
Version 1.7.6

Rewards for traveling

This app is amazing, making a game out of your journeys around the world. Fog clears on the route you taking and rewards you with collecting achievements for how you have travelled. Perfect for anyone who goes on holidays and travels a lot.
Version 1.7.6

Crushed... Data lost

I back up this app regularly I cannot overstate how much I love it but on a recent back up things started getting glitchy. I tried the repair map function and lost tracks equal to level 305 to level 137... It had literally taken me a year to explore such a huge area and now the record is gone. I couldn't be more beat up about it. If the developers read this please help!!!
Version 1.7.6

Great fun, but kills battery :(

Love it, great fun. Very satisfying when you realise you are taking a road you haven't uncovered yet! But that means I get upset when I complete a journey and realise the app wasn't running! Can't leave it running all the while, it drains the battery fast, so I end up micro-managing it and switching it off every time I stop moving for a few minutes. Of course, then I sometimes forget to switch it back on when I move. Could there be some way of manually rubbing out fog to correct mistakes, or would that be cheating?
The backup to Dropbox should be automated, maybe once per week?
Would also like more achievements to unlock, or more stats for each day/journey.
Version 1.7.6

Great fun, but kills battery :(

Love it, great fun. Very satisfying when you realise you are taking a road you haven't uncovered yet! But that means I get upset when I complete a journey and realise the app wasn't running! Can't leave it running all the while, it drains the battery fast, so I end up micro-managing it and switching it off every time I stop moving for a few minutes. Of course, then I sometimes forget to switch it back on when I move. Could there be some way of manually rubbing out fog to correct mistakes, or would that be cheating?
The backup to Dropbox should be automated, maybe once per week?
Would also like more achievements to unlock, or more stats for each day/journey.
Version 1.7.6

Great fun

Turns everyday journeys into worthwhile endeavours. I love it.
Anfield Ade
Version 1.7.6

Quite addicting

This app has made me want to travel even more that I already did. It really makes you want to walk/drive/fly and boat (what?) around your town. State. Country. Continent and planet
Version 1.7.6

Addictively interesting

We love this app for its simplicity. Record your day to day and holiday travels. It will impact battery life but you can switch the gps on and off as you venture to new places. Recommended !
Version 1.7.6


Love it, friends say I'm
Addicted the worst part of the app forgetting to turn it on
Version 1.7.6

Has potential....

This is a decent app for travellers or people who like to track where they go all the time, but there are some bugs like the app randomly closing and having areas along the way not being cleared, there should be some way of being able to link un fogged paths together where you have been, but other than this i would recommend this
Version 1.7.6

Great app could be a tad better

Fantastic app! Brilliant idea and was something that I was after. Works really well and doesn't crash etc.
I do feel though that there could be loads more achievements. There also needs to be an option for 'miles' and lastly the way the app 'refreshes' when you're moving - it's very jittery.
If these few points were updated then it'll be a 5 star review :) defo get this app though!
Please try and make it not a battery killer.
Lawrence C
Version 1.7.6

Good idea - poor execution

The idea is great, but they need someone, who knows about geography and someone, who knows about programming.
- it doesn't recognise some countries. Luxembourg not even with data from Luxembourg city. Croatia and Portugal not based on data from some towns close to the border.
- it's painfully slow and the biggest drain on battery I've ever seen. More than any other GPS app
Version 1.7.4


I keep having to figure out new routes to work and, would you believe, I'm leaving earlier and earlier to clear more space! Really enjoying this and go along with the suggestions that bringing in the ability to import geotags from photos. But definitely wins 5 stars from me anyway.
Version 1.7.2

Great idea, nice app, well made

Brilliant little app makes just going round places fun. Acts as a great location history especially if you're going on holiday.
Only 2 gripes: does not reliably stay 'on' in tracking mode when the app is in the background, and uses up a lot of battery. These issues are not present in other apps that track location e.g. Moves.
Otherwise it's really great and worth getting!
Version 1.6

Good app addition

There's lots going for this but there's also a few thing I don't like. I would like to have the option of removing the fog to get a clear view of the map. I'd also like to see a list if all the trips I've made, and start to finish positions with the ability to add tags. I'd also like to see the distance of each journey with editing options.
Not only this the idiot who wrote this app is clueless about geography; the UK is a collection if countries not one. So why does it claim I have only visited one when I have been to England and Wales (that's 2 different countries).
Version 1.4

My favourite app and most used!

An excellent app that I've been using for around 2 months. It's meant that I've taken new routes home from work and every walk I talk my family on is different. Be sure to use a run app to record your gaps and then import file into FOW. Saves battery and more accurate. A* app! :)
Rog Wilk
Version 1.3

Simple fun

My girlfriend and I both travel for work and we are getting ridiculously competitive with this ap. It's got to the point where if she tells me she's being sent somewhere far away my first thought is "oh no, she'll trash me on Fog!" Which is probably not the response she is hoping for. Don't worry though: she does it too!
Version 1.2.2

Great app, need to address a few issues

Overall, amazing concept, has plenty of potential many of which has already been tapped. Just a few problems and recommendations.
1. Biggest issue is power, this app drains power like mad when left on. I know there is a message recommending the use of an external gps device but they are relatively expensive atm.
2. Could add a "journey management" system which enables unique marking of specific journeys which people might want to distinguish from the normal day to day city trips.
3. Since this app work on the element of nostalgia, maybe a photo import system? Or perhaps not.
Version 1.2.2