MapBox alternative for app development

I am brand new to Graphhopper trying to understand the basics.
I noticed that the sample android app uses MapBox service to get map for display. My questions:

  1. Do we always need such service as MapBox or does Graphhopper service itself provide map for display? If it does, how?
  2. If we must use services such as MapBox, is there alternative open source and self-hostable map service that is recommended for use with Graphhopper?

There is no need to use Mapbox for the map tiles as other services exists: MapTiler, Mapilion, Stadiamaps, … or self host it via or planetiler

But yes, GraphHopper does only the routing. No map tiles and no geocoding.

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