The new Google Maps app was finally released, and I'm loving it so far, but it's missing a feature I've been hoping to see map apps implement for some time. I have this problem where as soon as I pull up directions on my phone, whether right after entering my destination or getting out of the subway station, I get…
The OnStar FMV mirror gives you the benefit of their famous emergency response without buying a new car. It's like they're staring right back at you, keeping you safe. Creepy, sure, but effective.
One moment it's a phone in your hand. The next, it's a full-fledged turn-by-turn nav unit with an active internet connection. What happened? These apps, is what.
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.
The TomToms and Navigons of the world have street-level turn-by-turn navigation down pat, but they're expensive. Skobbler uses OpenStreetMap, the "wikipedia of maps," to deliver its turn-by-turn directions for free, but it's kinda a "get what you pay for" thing.
Google scared the balls off of turn-by-turn navigation companies when it released its free nav app for Android, largely because an iPhone version seemed inevitable. Well, it's still not here. But MapQuest's free voice navigation is!
Following Google's momentous news last October about free turn-by-turn navigation on Android phones, Nokia's just now abolished the price-tag for 74 countries. That's 73 more than Google offers it to. And even better news—it's available now.
After rolling-out across much of the western world this weekend, TomTom's eagerly-awaited turn-by-turn navigation app for the iPhone is now available to those in the US and Canada.
The main issue with AndNav2 is availability, as their site lists versions for Germany, France, Denmark, the United Kingdom, Spain, Switzerland, Italy, Austria and Ireland, but not the US. This could be an exclusion based on insufficient mapping data for the country, but in any case there's no reason that you couldn't…