by George Heymann

Google Maps 5.5: Check-ins and rating places get easier, redesigned transit station pages

by George Heymann

Google updated their excellent Map app to version 5.5 for Android. The change log is as follows:

  • Check in and out directly from Place pages
  • Change Latitude work and home addresses
  • Redesigned the transit station pages

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Google Maps Navigation now uses real-time traffic conditions to automatically route you around traffic.

by George Heymann

Traffic congestion is usually not a major concern on my daily commute, but now Google Maps navigation will automatically route me around traffic whenever the need arises.

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Mapquest free mapping and voice-guided turn-by-turn navigation alternative for Android.

by George Heymann

Mapquest offers a free mapping and voice-guided turn-by-turn GPS navigation alternative for the Android Market.

The Android app also features a scrollable place map toolbar located at the bottom of the main map screen that allows you to search for hotels, restaurants, shopping, gas, coffee shops, etc. with just one click.

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Google Maps Navigation is coming to other mobile platforms!

Google Maps Navigation is coming to other mobile platforms according to Googles Group Product Manager Stan Lee reported Techradar. We are evaluating other platforms, Lee Stated “We’re always evaluating other platforms for Google Maps Navigation. Google Maps is the application that has the most breadth on other platforms Windows Mobile, iPhone, J2ME phones, but Google Maps Navigation requires higher capabilities.” With regards to availability Lee added “We can’t say any more today other than we are always evaluating other platforms.”

Even though we don’t have a time table at least we have confirmation that it is on their roadmap.

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