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by MapQuest, Inc.

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Latest Updates

What's new in version 3.1.0
  • Explore your zone. We've integrated with Yext's Xone beacon technology, a tool to help you better explore the world around you. See participating businesses and get deals in your area directly in the app.
  • Say what? We've made it easier than ever to submit feedback!
  • Now, when you accidentally juggle or drop your phone mid-route, we'll do a better job of keeping you with your existing position.
  • Plan ahead! Future compare routes allow you to pre-plan routes.
  • Bugs squashed, crashes fixed.

Product Details

Product Features

  • Forget the app balancing act. Use the Compare feature to see a variety of transportation options, including Uber, car2go* and local transit to help you determine the best available option.
  • - Traffic a bit crazy? Check your local transit** (including bus and train) or use it as an excuse to walk off some of those pesky calories.
  • - Time is money. That's why we've made it easy and free to sort your results to get the quickest estimated time of arrival (ETA) and/or least expensive option.
  • - Stay ahead of storms. View local weather so you can plan ahead.
  • - Get in those steps! See walking time to your destination and estimated number of calories you'll burn to get there.
  • - Book a ride. Integrate with the Uber app and see available services, pricing and estimated time of arrival.
  • - Reserve a car. Find and book the nearest available car2go.
  • - Use our public transportation split-screen, where available, to multitask and get step-by-step directions and your route on the map, side-by-side
  • Reading and driving don't mix. Get voice-guided, turn-by-turn GPS navigation with driving or walking directions.
  • Live life in the moment and have peace of mind knowing we're using up-to-date traffic data, with live updates and auto re-routing to help you arrive on time.
  • Make the most of your day and activate our traffic layer directly from the home screen and see slow downs, incidents and cameras in the area.
  • Sometimes, choices are good. Choose the most optimal driving route from up to three different choices (when available), with traffic, road closures, etc. taken into account to get you to your destination efficiently.
  • Impress your friends and family by sharing your arrival time with estimated time of arrival and location sharing features.
  • Car broken down? Activate membership-free roadside assistance from our menu for towing, flat tires, etc. When available, we track the tow truck GPS navigation and location and display it on the map!
  • Forget your work, home and other frequently visited addresses. Bookmark them so you can get to them easily from "Go To" on the home screen.
  • Live like a local, no matter where you are!
  • - Search/display nearby points of interest (POI) in your fave categories like restaurants, gas, hotels, etc. with our industry-first layers bar.
  • - Use advanced search to see contacts, recent searches, top categories and nearby POI to help you find your destination faster.
  • - Save money by comparing prices of nearby gas stations.
  • - Browse menus, make reservations and order food through our OpenTable and GrubHub partnerships.
  • - Book nearby hotels directly from the MapQuest app!

Product Description

Tired of referencing multiple apps to help you determine the best way to get from Point A to Point B? MapQuest’s new Compare tool simplifies your life by solving for the Mobile-Multitasking Madness to help you find the best mode of transportation based on the time of day, cost, situation, weather, and more!

We’ve integrated multiple modes of transportation, including Uber and car2go* nationwide and public transit** in select cities. In addition, avoid the rubber-necking and route around accidents, plan multi-stop trips, and tap into advanced routing capabilities-- including alternate routes. With a recognizable “Map” icon, robust bookmarking options, and handy sharing features, navigation app convenience is just a tap away. Whether you’re running a quick errand or taking a road trip, MapQuest's live maps, traffic updates and GPS and voice navigation give you the trusted directions and traffic info you need.

NOTE: GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

* car2go requires pre-approved membership
**Transit currently available in Denver and Washington D.C. with new cities coming soon.

DC: WMATA (Metro), DC Circulator
Denver: RTD

Technical Details

Size: 18.6MB
Version: 3.1.0
Developed By: MapQuest, Inc. ( Privacy Policy Click to see complete result in a new window )
Application Permissions: ( Help me understand what permissions mean )
  • Read the user's contacts data
  • Discover and pair bluetooth devices
  • Allows sending in-app billing requests and managing in-app billing transactions
  • Write to external storage
  • Access fine (e.g., GPS) location
  • Access coarse (e.g., Cell-ID, Wi-Fi) location
  • Open network sockets
  • Access information about networks
  • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
  • Access information about Wi-Fi networks
  • Connect to paired bluetooth devices
  • Read from external storage
  • Allows an application to receive messages via Google Cloud Messaging
Minimum Operating System: Android 4.0
Approximate Download Time: Less than 3 minutes

Customer Reviews

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1,047 of 1,121 people found the following review helpful By J. Chambers HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWER on 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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434 of 500 people found the following review helpful By F. Vyacheslav on May 6, 2011
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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398 of 459 people found the following review helpful By DMITRIY on 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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37 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Thom Bone TOP 1000 REVIEWER on November 29, 2011
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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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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Ron LeTard on February 3, 2013
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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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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By PAP on January 17, 2013
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It's not much different than Google Maps. MapQuest has their preloaded categories and locations on a visable taskbar. It's still online mapping so you do need to be connected.

I found the TOUCH POINT feature a little annoying. It just highlights the point on the map where you touch and offers to give you info and navigation. The problem is that it pops up almost anytime and everytime you touch the map so moving and zooming becomes a battle between doing what you want and refusing assistance. At least in Google Maps it takes a definite touch and hold to request the additional info.
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23 of 27 people found the following review helpful By A. Hamrick on November 28, 2011
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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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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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