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MapQuest: Maps, GPS & Traffic

by MapQuest, Inc.
Rated: Guidance Suggested
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,108 customer reviews)

Price: FREE
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 2.7.6
  • Version 2.7.6:
  • - We squashed so many bugs it looks like a windshield in summer over here.

Product Details

  • ASIN: B004TI2ZXY
  • Release Date: March 23, 2011
  • Rated: Guidance Suggested This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,108 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #360 Free in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Free in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Kindle, Fire Phone, and Android smartphone compatible!
  • Tilt-activated technology allows you to navigate the in-app menu on your Fire Phone with ease.
  • 3D Fire Phone-specific icon shows off your great taste and looks incredible on screen.
  • A Fire Phone-customized layers bar helps you easily search categories: restaurants, gas stations, banks, shopping and more!
  • Automatic traffic re-routing skirts you around congestion for a stress-free drive.
  • Alternate routes help you customize your experience and choose from a few efficient ways to get to your destination.
  • Trustworthy driving and walking directions help you get from point A to point B and everywhere in between happier.
  • Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) predictions consider traffic and road conditions for a more accurate arrival time. Then, share your ETA, route or location with friends and family!
  • Save your home and work addresses for one-tap navigation.

Product Description

MapQuest is your go-to app for live maps, GPS, voice navigation, and live traffic updates. Whether you’re running a quick errand across town or taking a road trip across the country, MapQuest has the trusted directions and traffic info you need for stress-free navigation. Our app can route you around accidents, help with multi-stop directions and even has alternate routing capabilities, robust bookmarking options, and handy sharing features. MapQuest is here to help get you where you need to go, wherever life takes you.

With the MapQuest app, you can:

• Get voice-guided turn-by-turn navigation for walking or driving directions.
• Have peace of mind knowing we’re using the latest traffic data. Live traffic updates and automatic re-routing will help you get there on time.
• Choose from up to three different driving routes (when available) to get you to your destination most efficiently. We’ll take traffic, road closures, and more into account so you can choose the most optimal route.
• Impress your boss, family, and friends with an on-time arrival with our ETA (estimated time of arrival) and location sharing features.
• Bookmark your home and work addresses so you can find your way to either at the push of a button.
• Quickly search for nearby points of interest in your favorite categories like coffee, restaurants, gas, and more with our industry-first layers bar!
• Advanced search uses your contacts, recent searches, top categories, and nearby points of interest to help you find your destination faster.
• Save a few bucks when you click on nearby gas stations and view and compare their current gas prices.
• Find a place to rest your head. Explore the area and book a nearby hotel directly from the app!
• Show your team spirit with Team Kits, available for purchase in-app, custom logos, start screen, accent colors and saved routes to the game ensure your navigation app is as die-hard as you are!

Join the millions of people that have already downloaded the free MapQuest app as their own personal navigator.

Technical Details

  • Size: 18.6MB
  • Version: 2.7.6
  • Developed By: MapQuest, Inc. (Privacy Policy Click to see complete result in a new window)
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Read from external storage
    • Allows sending in-app billing requests and managing in-app billing transactions
    • Open network sockets
    • Write to external storage
    • Access fine (e.g., GPS) location
    • Access information about Wi-Fi networks
    • Access coarse (e.g., Cell-ID, Wi-Fi) location
    • Read the user's contacts data
    • Access information about networks
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 4.0
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 3 minutes

Customer Reviews

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1,026 of 1,097 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, but some features won't work on the Kindle Fire November 16, 2011
Verified Purchase
Since the Kindle Fire doesn't have the Maps app like the iPad/iPhone, I downloaded the MapQuest Android app as a substitute. As a mapping app, it's not too shabby, although it obviously requires a 3G connection, which the Fire lacks, for all the features to work. (that's not a slam - I love my Fire).

When MapQuest opens, you have your choice of a roadway map or a labeled satellite map (similar to the hybrid map in Maps). There are icons representing locations such as hotels, restaurants, post offices, schools, etc. Clicking on one causes all the locations within the map boundaries to be pinpointed. Clicking on one of these pinpoints opens up a box with the name, address, and (sometimes) phone number. The selected route from your location to the location you want is then highlighted in blue. If you have a GPS and 3G connection, a computer voice (not very good, in my opinion) will guide you to the destination. With the Kindle Fire, it serves as a route planner. You have some ability to adjust the route, and you can turn on traffic conditions for major roads to help plan the route.

The maps look pretty good, although you can't zoom in as close as with the Maps app in the iPad/iPhone. The map was up-to-date for my area.

There are a number of other features and settings that can be adjusted. The app even pinpointed my location within about a hundred yards (I have no idea how it does that in a Kindle Fire).

Please note that this app relies on an active wi-fi connection for route planning, and a 3G connection and GPS, as in a smartphone or iPad, to be used for traveling. For the Kindle Fire, it's an acceptable mapping and route planning app.
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423 of 487 people found the following review helpful
I installed this program on my Acer A500 (Honeycomb 3.0).
Program works reliably.

The only problem - it works only if you have internet connection. And since my tablet is Wi-Fi only - i can't use this program, as navigation tool. I wish i can cache all map data on the device.
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383 of 442 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It works, about the same as GoogleMaps. May 14, 2011
It's a fine app, the price is right (free), but doesn't everyone already have GoogleMaps installed? MapQuest doesn't really offer anything different, aside from preloaded locations from several categories, like POST OFFICES, GAS STATIONS, HOTELS, etc., which you can access through the task bar. But you can get that easy enough on GoogleMaps as well.
There is also something called TOUCH POINT here, it hilights the point on the map where you touch, with the ability to give you navigation directions to that point, if prompted. Again, GoogleMaps does the same thing, but in MapQuest this function is annoyingly intrusive, as these points seem to light up almost every time you touch the map to move it or to pinch-to-zoom. In GoogleMaps you need a longer press to activate this function (around a second or so), which is a good thing -- on a small screen I am moving my map all the time, and I don't need these TOUCH POINTS going off all the time.
Each of these two apps has its own quirks, UIs are slightly different, so I guess it comes down to what tickles your personal fancy.
Since I'm so used to GoogleMaps UI, and generally very happy with it, I personally see little need for MapQuest. But if you for some reason don't have GoogleMaps, then I wholeheartedly recommend MapQuest, and I give it about 4 and a half stars (half a point taken away for annoying TOUCH POINTS popping up unnecessarily).
I will keep it on my DroidX for now, just in case, but if I ever need to clean up some of the apps for more memory, this one will go.

p.s. If you are interested in further detailed comparison between these two map applications, check out a great music video for the song "Lazy Sunday" by Lonely Island -- it's all over the Internets )))
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31 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! Nice, really nice! November 29, 2011
Verified Purchase
Not as many features as Google maps but it still get the job done. What makes this great though is that it seems to be more accurate then Google Maps and it is only 2MB so it runs fast, rock solid and hasn't locked or crashed on me yet. Wonderful app!
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25 of 29 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars wish you didnt need wifi March 16, 2012
By danm133
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This is awesome except you need wi-fi to download directions. Otherwise its great. I was lost and this app helped me.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars MapQuest Delivers February 3, 2013
Verified Purchase
I have used the Google map program on the web for years and have watched it develop from a sometimes useful program to a source of first resort for information on the location of just about any home or business. The MapQuest app offers that capability and provides turn by turn navigation as well. If your car is not equipped with GPS, this app allows you to use your Kindle HD for navigation with an up-to-date map database and great visuals.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
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Of course, on KINDLE FIRE there's no GPS, so u have to put ur location.. but I always know where I'm not an issue for me!!!
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
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Unfortunately, I am rarely within wi-fi range, especially when hiking. I'm giving this 3 stars because it has the potential to be a great app if the Kindle Fire ever has the range or my car GPS or my Garmin ever simultaneously breaks down. I thought this might be of value if it could map out my local hiking routes, but you cannot get a closeup view of terrain and trails.

As for its other applications, for those with GPS on their phones or in their cars, I don't understand why anyone would want or need this app. Maybe I'm missing something - and again I'm the app its due just because it came up with my location when I installed it! - but if you have a GPS, then why Mapquest? And, if you're working on your computer at home, you can easily use MQ or Google Maps to plan a route for a trip. (And my Garmin will do hiking routes.)

Am I just too far behind the technology?
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Finally a place that easy to navigate.
Published 2 days ago by Barb
1.0 out of 5 stars No Bus or Rail Options
This app is only usable if driving or walking . If you try to use a different starting point than your location, ie train station, it starts at your location and puts the station... Read more
Published 4 days ago by Sheila Kelley
3.0 out of 5 stars Not real useful because it requires a WI-FI connection to be really...
Not real useful because it requires a WI-FI connection to be really useful. The screen is too small to have much on it at a time; consequently it must move with us - like al GPS -... Read more
Published 4 days ago by B. McClure
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Published 4 days ago by Ronnie Lynch
1.0 out of 5 stars latest update really bad
You can no longer speak your destination address into this app. That eliminated the whole purpose for using it. It also auto finishes what you start typing in. Read more
Published 4 days ago by colotruck
2.0 out of 5 stars Exactly what i need but...
I am using a BlackBerry Passport and it crashes ever few minutes...really disappointing..
Published 4 days ago by navets2020
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 5 days ago by walkinhome
5.0 out of 5 stars love it!
Does what I want. Talks to me. Tells me where food and gas are. I recommend.:)
Published 5 days ago by Crissy in Texas
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent app. Functions great with my phone
Published 7 days ago by mhacker
3.0 out of 5 stars No problems with it, but I dont use a great deal.
It is works fine, but I dont generally use it. I do not have my Kindle Blue Tooth enabled, so only can access when I am a WiFi enabled location
Published 8 days ago by srh
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Very good question. The consideration to download and used this product hinges on the answer being yes. If no, the app is useless to Kindle Fire HDX Wi-Fi only users of which I am one.
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