Android users now have the luxury of another free turn-by-turn option to choose from— Mappquest's free voice-guided nav app is now available in the Android Market. You can talk to it (search for destinations with voice); it can talk to you (it'll pipe up when you need to make a turn); and it has live traffic data…
Google Maps Navigation is a wonderful turn-by-turn navigation app for Android. Only problem? It's only available in the US and UK. Thankfully, Skobbler is bringing their own free turn-by-turn navigation to the rest of the world.
In this war there are two battles: the polite, traditional fight between expensive, full-featured apps like Navigon and TomTom, and the I-will-undercut-you-if-it-means-killing-my-own-mother gorefest of the cheaper apps, like MotionX and Gokivo. With RoadMate, Magellan has taken the road less bloody.
MapQuest has no shortage of cachet with the older folks, but I've taken Google Maps' last few years of ubiquity to mean that AOL's mapping service was dying off. Judging by this brand-new, cut-rate turn-turn-app, well, not quite.
The problem with most turn-by-turn navigation apps for cellphones is that they are outrageously expensive. Not so with Waze. In fact, the app is totally free—and it even turns the driving experience into a fun little game.
Fresh off last week's free text-to-speech and iPod control updates, Navigon's back with a new feature announcement for their iPhone app. And hey, this real-time, crowd-sourced traffic data sounds pretty great! But is it $25 great?
There are plenty of serviceable turn-by-turn nav apps for the iPhone, but the best of the bunch—TomTom and Navigon—have been locked in a dead heat. With Navigon's latest free update, the choice has gotten a little clearer.
BlackBerry users can get loss slightly less frequently starting tomorrow as its first turn-by-turn GPS navigation app for their app store hits for an unspecified amount of dollars.
Chalk up another mark in the things-Android-can-do-on-the-G1-that-certain-other-phones-can't list: TeleNav, king of cellphone GPS, is bringing a slick-looking turn-by-turn navigation app to the G1 this month.
AndNav2 is Android's first
turn-by-turn navigation app, marking one of the first instances where Android's wide-open apps policy has put it at an advantage over the iPhone. At least, in Europe. UPDATED 10:38 EST
Since the software is based on the OpenStreetMap mapping data, the app will be more useful in some areas…
In an interview with Extreme Tech, Apple product head Greg Joswiak explained the lack of cut and paste in the iPhone: it's just not a priority right now. He says Apple worked its way as far down its "priority list" of features for firmware 2.0, but just not far enough to reach cut and paste. He then went on the…
The trusted name in changing a busted tire so you won't have to, AAA is releasing AAA Mobile, a software suite for mobile phones that allows turn-by-turn GPS directions on a pay-for-use basis. The cost will be $9.99 a month, and will work on the phones listed after the jump.