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MapQuest: Maps, GPS & Traffic
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MapQuest: Maps, GPS & Traffic

by MapQuest, Inc.
Platform: Android Rated: Guidance Suggested
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,616 customer reviews)

Price: FREE
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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 (1,616 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #108 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 search categories with ease. Restaurants, gas stations, banks, shopping and more!
  • Automatic traffic re-routing skirts you around congestion for a stress-free drive.
  • Trustworthy driving and walking directions will help you get from point A to point B and everywhere in between.
  • Turn-by-turn, voice guided directions ensure you always know what's ahead.
  • Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) estimates consider traffic and road conditions for a more accurate arrival time.
  • Save your home and work addresses for one-tap navigation.
  • Easily share your location, ETA, and route with friends and family directly from the app.

Product Description

Join the millions that have chosen MapQuest as their go-to app for live maps, GPS, voice navigation, turn-by-turn directions, and live traffic updates. MapQuest is now available for Fire Phone.

MapQuest App
A Compatible Companion

Whether you're using a Kindle, Fire Phone, or Android smartphone you can still leverage the power of the MapQuest app from the Amazon App Store. We're constantly updating the app for a great experience on any device.

We took advantage of Amazon's Dynamic Perspective functionality to bring a unique experience to Fire Phone users. Our tilt-activated menu panels are beautifully engineered for ease of use along with a Fire-Phone customized layers bar and attractive 3D icon.

MapQuest App
Find the best places
Your Personal Navigator

Whether you’re running a quick errand across town or taking a road trip across the country, MapQuest has the trusted directions and features you need for stress-free navigation. Our app can guide you with voice navigation, route you around accidents, and even help you find cheap gas. You can even customize your experience with multi-stop directions, robust bookmarking options, handy sharing features and automatic traffic re-routing. MapQuest is here to help get you where you need to go, wherever life takes you.

Skirt Traffic, Save the Day

Our traffic-influenced routing features help you avoid jams and get to your destination as quickly as possible. We’ll automatically route you around traffic if a better route is available and our live traffic updates will help keep you on time and aware of the road ahead.

Explore and Discover Your Surroundings

Need the closest gas station? Want to find restaurants within walking distance from your hotel? With our handy, customizable layers bar you can find restaurants, coffee shops, gas, and more with one click. You can even see details on some of your favorite points of interest such as store hours, gas prices and restaurant cuisine.

The Only Navigation App with Major League Baseball Built Right In

Put a little mustard on it! Customize your MapQuest app with your favorite MLB team. MLB Team Kits include customized logos, as well as a team-centric start screen, accent colors and stadium bookmark. Finally, a navigation app as die-hard as you.

MapQuest App
Customize your app

Technical Details

  • Size: Varies by device (12.3MB - 12.8MB)
  • Version: 2.5.6
  • 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
    • Change Wi-Fi connectivity state
    • 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 3.0
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 2 minutes

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
991 of 1,057 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
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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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408 of 468 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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372 of 428 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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24 of 25 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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20 of 22 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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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars not accurate December 7, 2012
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I don't think mapquest is meant to be for the kindle fire. The kindle fire was unable to find my location, so mapquest didn't really work well. Also, it is very outdated. I put my address on and it couldn't find it eventhough my house is more than four years old. I also put some adresses that I know how to get to and for some the directions were really confusing and a lot more complicated than the route anybody who knows the area uses.
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice for Kindle Fire November 18, 2011
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I like this app especially since the kindle doesn't gave google maps. It works fine and looks good. This one is a keeper especially since it's free!
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars It's buggy. Not smooth at all. November 21, 2012
By R. H.
Verified Purchase
I am pretty certain that you have to be locked into WiFi for this to even work remotely well.

And I am.

And it doesn't work well.

I like Google Earth the most. This would be cool - and work MUCH better if it was live on the Kindle Fire and not searching for Internet cloud or whatever.

I hope the technology catches up, because a lot of apps are a total waste of effort so far - this is one of them - which is too bad because I love Map Quest.
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Everything I need and the dynamic perspective works terrific!!! Can't wait for more apps to take advantage of this feature!
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Published 1 day ago by Karen E Souza
4.0 out of 5 stars very happy to have the app on my Kindle
Use it a lot on my desktop. very happy to have the app on my Kindle HDX
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4.0 out of 5 stars A nice app to find my way around
I put MapQuest on my Android tablet and it worked very well. It showed me the address I had placed in. It told me how long it would take to get there. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Steve Dunger
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Did not help me at all on w what I needed.
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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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