There is a lot of free gps apps floating in the market. Now, GPS is not only concerned with only maps and driving directions . The location-aware phones and apps now deliver the hidden information that lets users make connections and interact with the people accross the world in ways they never imagined. But which apps are good and which are crap? As an GPS addict, I have spent too much time on Finding the best GPS apps and figured out that what are best one’s for the users.
Technology enabled the search engine giant Google to map the every nook and corner of the earth thus making world a smaller and accessible place to live in. Detailed maps not only outlines like what you have printed on paper. These Google Maps showcase all the 3-D buildings and landmarks. Algorithmically implemented these enable and support on foot, personal car or bike and public transport directions and time to reach the destination respectively. This one is the Editors pick and a must download and use app. Also app features a fully functional save map mode for viewing it later when offine.
Its a long road and you are driving to a different state all of a sudden. You had no time to make an itenary beforehand or plan up to fuel and pack some snacks with you. Multiple overhead problems One solution – Waze. A free downloadable GPS application from the market enables this for you. Features like Voice-Guided navigation, adding of a convinient stop in between, finding cheapest gas station, traffic updations and re-routing in case of any problems. Honey, “Little jake wants to empty his bladder!” Waze(Voiced): Found 3 safe points to empty your bladder.
Getting from one place to another is just the motto behind all these satnavs(Satellite Navigations). But not everyone likes the map download and seeing 3D structures whilst driving. Driving force of navfree is hassle free, easy to use user interface. Direct destination locator(A to B schema) feature of the gps helps u to target the best out of the multiple routes available. Extraordinary route guidance maakes even any novice a master of the unseen foreign roads.
Based on the GPS technology, developed by FitnessKeeper, Inc. to track one’s run. Most popular among athletes, gym goers and weight losing people. One gets complete details like how long you ran both distance and time wise. Monitors heart rate and maps the path travelled by you. Also comes with a manual integration with all your cardio equipments. Good ol Coach Carter days counting 1000 suicides via an application now wont seem to be a problem for coaches.
CoPilot an offline route planning when you are going into a totally new city. You want to explore all of it. You can see maps provided in the app without worrying about your internet connection. No computers are required. All the maps and details are available everytime you want them. POI feature, enlisting millions of points of interest in between. CoPilot provides upto 3 ways to reach a destination. You can optimize your trips accordingly.
For foodies and all those who are choosy in terms of cuisine and where to dine at and where not. Or finding your favourite restaurant in the new town and yes there is an app to solve this – Zomato. Free to download for the app store and enables you to search menus and locations of about 30,000 restaurants covering nearly all metro cities of India. You can check ratings, reviews and pictures of all restaurants in your city.
Out on business? Yelp to be a great app for such navigations. When business comes one has to get serious and needs accurate and timesaving information. Tap once and get to know anything aroud. Deals, offers, trusted user base providing reviews for you to make a better choice. Local business findings and booking a table with facebook/twitter checkins and shares altogether make this a unique augmented reality application. And our readers from Finland, Yelp is flying there like business is in the air of the hometown of the great Linus Torvalds.
Maps are a friend to a fellow traveller. This android application comes with an edge over most of its peers. Supposedly you are stuck in some place where your android device has no network. In situatuions like these Mapdroyd is very very useful. Offline maps are made available once you have downloaded this android application on your device.
Sygic navigation app named after the developing company is a TomTom maps based GPS application. Also accompanied by voice oriented support this 1 is a fantastic yet freely available app. Frequent updations of both app and maps make it robust and accurate. Sygic is trusted by millions of customers around the globe. Directions are provided turn by turn as one moves towards the destination. Maps in this application can be stored on your device for future offline use.
Remember 127 Hours by Danny Boyle. This android application is for all those who love adventure, hiking, geocaching and live off the edge. This 1 is a must have. Especially designed for these purposes Locus is integrated with vector maps, keeps track records, weather services, searching coordinates and add-ons like parking and foursquare. App is your friend in adventure and makes every bit worth.