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Good, but some features won't work on the Kindle Fire
on November 17, 2011
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.