Want to catch up on all the upcoming events around your area? Looking forward to finding the best restaurants close to where you are right now? Want to know about the traffic situation and the best route to your destination? Want directions to a new place with satellite imagery? Maps and Navigation can promise you that and much more. The navigation app has been extremely well-designed and is a great option for people who find Google's own 'Maps' app a bit difficult to use. The app styles itself on the same platform that the Google app uses but it adds great options to make it all the more interesting.
As soon as you download the app and open it, you will be asked for the permission to access your phone's location. Once all that is done, you can start with finding all the great joys surrounding you in your current location. The app's clean interface introduces you to all the options with the learning curve being extremely simple.
There are three major functions available. One is to find the fastest route to your destination, the second is to explore areas nearby for restaurants, gas stations etc. and the third is to choose whether you want a satellite map or a map for cyclists or a map that updates you about traffic.
The navigation app's routing function is great and is very simple. You simply search for a place and then check the fastest route to the destination from your current location. You can look at each and every turn and can also vocal directions from the app itself. You can also check for routes other than the one you are currently on while you can also add stops in your routes if you are looking to drop people off or want to pick something up from a different location before going to your final destination. The app takes into account both traffic and distance while calculating the best route and it normally turns out to be pretty accurate as well.
The navigation app's second main feature is the regular updates about what's great in your area. Whether you are at home or office or anywhere else and are looking to brighten up your mood, the app has all the details you need. From finding the best restaurants in the area to the nearest bakery and from the closest cafes to lodging areas and bus stations, the app can give you details on everything. You can also check out the weather, cool videos uploaded nearby and even read about current events that have occurred in the region. It's a great way to keep yourself up to date with everything in the area you currently are.
The third main feature of the navigation app is the different kinds of maps it has on offer. There is the standard map which pops up every time you open the app. There is also satellite map which shows you how a given area looks from a satellite. There is also a traffic map to let you know about traffic conditions on your route. Red means it is choked while orange means it will take some time and green means you can easily pass the area without finding yourself in any traffic. The transport, cycling and walking maps are fun as well as they change the details about roads etc. on the kind of map you choose.
- Well-designed app with a very user-friendly interface
- Easy to understand all the features
- Great variety of maps which can be used in different situations
- Wonderful options for restaurants, gas stations and even current events happening in and around the area.
- Route calculation is great and is normally pretty accurate
Maps and Navigation is a great alternative to the Google Maps app. With great options for exploring fun activities in the area and with a great variety of maps on offer, this navigation app is a great tool to keep yourself knowledgeable about every area you visit.