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

by MapQuest, Inc.
Platform: Android Rated: Guidance Suggested
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,171 customer reviews)

Price: FREE
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 1.9.3
  • You can now easily share locations with your friends & family. Share your current location, where you're going, a favorite restaurant, or other location via email, text message, Facebook or Twitter!

Product Details

  • ASIN: B004TI2ZXY
  • Original Release Date: February 16, 2011
  • Rated: Guidance Suggested This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,171 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #157 Free in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Free in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Includes voice-guided, turn-by-turn navigation: your device speaks to you, telling you where to go (available on GPS-enabled devices)
  • Offers voice search capabilities; all you have to do is speak your destination or search parameters for hands-free input
  • Provides auto re-routing; if you make a wrong turn, MapQuest will automatically adjust your route to get to your destination
  • Choose to walk or drive, you will get the best route either way
  • Covers live traffic and incident reporting to help keep you on time--traffic coverage is updated every five minutes

Product Description

MapQuest has been helping people find places, get maps, and follow directions for over 40 years. Now, with MapQuest for Android, you can access MapQuest's services anytime, anywhere.

Make MapQuest your default map
So Much More Than Directions

There's a reason why so many people rely on MapQuest. All you have to do is type in your starting and end address, and you'll quickly get very accurate, turn-by-turn directions. But MapQuest offers much more than just directions. You can plan your route, add stops to your trip, get detailed street maps of your destination, and find helpful services along the way--such as the lowest gas prices, the best hotels, even the best pizza.

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Find the best places
Know Where You're Going

There are many ways to find the best route, plan a trip, or just get directions. MapQuest offers voice-guided, turn-by-turn navigation. All you have to do is speak your destination aloud, and MapQuest will tell you when to make a turn. This feature also works with your device's contact list, so you can quickly receive driving directions to your friend's house or business. And if you make a wrong turn, MapQuest will automatically update your current location and adjust your route to get you to your destination.

There are also plenty of mapping options to choose from. You can view maps in either street or aerial view to get a detailed look at where you are going. If you want even greater detail, you can check out satellite views. And don't worry about changing the map display--the map rotates in the orientation of your route, so your map is easier to read.

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Turn-by-turn directions

If you're looking for the shortest route from point A to B, MapQuest's Route Planner helps you find the fastest, easiest way to get to all the places you're going. No more driving in circles or unnecessary backtracking--you can provide up to 26 locations, and MapQuest will optimize your driving directions to save you time, gas money, and miles of unnecessary driving. You can also filter out the routes you don't want to take, including seasonal roads, toll roads, and highways.

Know as Much About the Area as Possible

MapQuest comes with the Place Map Toolbar, with which you can see hotels, museums, parks, ice cream, and even the nearest hospital. This toolbar feature shows you anything of interest once you reach your destination. And if you want to know more about each service, MapQuest provides CitySearch reviews, where you'll find driving directions, hours of operation, accepted payment types, and customer reviews. You can also save your favorite place settings and they'll be there for you every time you perform a search. And you can also save your own term to the toolbar--be it your child's daycare center, the best local bookstore, or your favorite DMV location.

Walk or Drive

MapQuest also offers walking and driving directions; you can choose either way, and MapQuest will provide you the best route. And if you are planning a walking tour of Rome or Prague, MapQuest offers international maps, so you can take it abroad. Incidentally, MapQuest is absolutely free. Check it out!

NOTE: MapQuest is most accurate when it uses GPS to obtain and update your location. If your device doesn't have GPS capability, the app will use a Wi-Fi Internet connection to obtain your position. In this case, MapQuest's location will likely be less accurate than if it were using GPS.


Technical Details

  • Size: 4.3MB
  • Version: 1.9.3
  • Developed By: MapQuest, Inc.
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Read only access to device state
    • Open network sockets
    • Write to external storage
    • ACCESS_NETWORK_CHANGE
    • Change Wi-Fi connectivity state
    • Access fine (e.g., GPS) location
    • Access information about Wi-Fi networks
    • Access the vibration feature
    • Access coarse (e.g., Cell-ID, Wi-Fi) location
    • Read the user's contacts data
    • Access information about networks
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.2
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 1 minute

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
965 of 1,027 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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393 of 451 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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361 of 416 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It works, about the same as GoogleMaps. May 14, 2011
By DMITRIY
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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18 of 19 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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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars wish you didnt need wifi March 16, 2012
By danm133
Verified Purchase
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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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice for Kindle Fire November 18, 2011
Verified Purchase
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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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars not accurate December 7, 2012
Verified Purchase
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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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
Verified Purchase
Of course, on KINDLE FIRE there's no GPS, so u have to put ur location.. but I always know where I'm at..so not an issue for me!!!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Mapquest, Maps, GPS
I have not used this app that much but can't wait until I need to use it and see how it works. Will write a better review then.
Published 2 days ago by Kathryn Diamond
5.0 out of 5 stars Same great help used on other devices
I chose to put this on my kindle because it is what I use at home on PC and at work. I am familiar with the format and think it is the best that I have tried.
Published 2 days ago by gramanne
5.0 out of 5 stars mapquest lead the way!
My friend and I traveled 2600 miles in 4 days, thanks to mapquest. We both agree it is like having your own personal advosor. Finding motels and securing them was a snap too. Read more
Published 2 days ago by MiChelle
4.0 out of 5 stars Handy tool
Love it. Even though I have a GPS I often choose to have a hard copy when needing directions when far from home. Read more
Published 2 days ago by Lightworker
5.0 out of 5 stars Gets me where I'm going
I totally trust this app to get me where I need to be. I especially appreciate all the information it shows me. Read more
Published 3 days ago by Cynthia L. Ciemny
5.0 out of 5 stars MapQuest review
Pretty neat little app for an old android tablet that didn't have a map capability on it. Took me a while to figure out the ins and outs of using it but once I got that done it... Read more
Published 3 days ago by Dennis Rector
3.0 out of 5 stars A bit hard to figure out
Maybe it is because I use this app seldom.... but I still haven't been able to learn how to use it well. It seems like its not user freindly enough. Read more
Published 4 days ago by Jorge Gomez
4.0 out of 5 stars Tiny street names on Kindle HDX 7"
Works great on KIndle Fire HDX, but for one thing: the street labels are too small! Maybe because of higher res display? No option to increase font size. Read more
Published 5 days ago by A. Chen
2.0 out of 5 stars Ok App
Maybe I'm so used to google maps that any other maps app just looks ugly and hard to use. I didn't like this app but it's well designed
Published 5 days ago by Ulises Bocchio
5.0 out of 5 stars rating
very accurate with trip maps and gas and food locations
looking forward to using it again for vacations. Thank you
Published 5 days ago by francis connelly
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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.
Dec 31, 2013 by Ronald Sayyah |  See all 2 posts
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