Google Maps is what comes to mind of most people when they using a mobile navigation application. It is also the GPS navigation app that is the most recommended for this very reason and it is not really surprising that Google keeps on updating the app quite frequently.
As in many other areas, Google has been leading the way when it comes to GPS navigation over the past few years, but for whatever reason, there are many people who would rather use some other app. What is also great about all of these apps is that they are put together using AI (Articficial Intelligence).
So, instead of Google, here are some other mobile apps for GPS directions that readers may consider downloading and installing.
1. HERE Maps
Nokia developed HERE Maps and dominated the world of GPS navigation back in 2014. Back in 2015, it created even more buzz when Noke sold it to several leading automobile manufacturers, namely Audi, BMW and Mercedes. The interface of the app is elegant yet simple and users can choose from worldwide mapping options. Local maps can also be downloaded for offline use so a mobile data connection is not always required. Public transit maps and traffic information are also displayed by the app, and places can even be saved to get prompt directions in the future.
2. MapFactor: GPS Navigation
Readers looking for an alternative to Google Maps, will find this classic turn-by-turn GPS navigation app very useful. Map files are downloaded and installed to the mobile phone’s SD memory card so they can used offline as well. OffStreetMap data is used by this app, so numerous countries from all over the world are supported and more continue to be added on a regular basis. It is an effective alternative to Google Maps, even though not as dexterous. Even TomTom GPS navigation maps can be used with this app.
3. Polaris Navigation GPS
This app is truly an all-in-one map source because it accesses Cycle Route Maps, Google Maps, MapQuest maps and OpenStreetMaps. It is like using multiple GPS navigation apps in one and using this app, users can opt to get directions and maps from any of the mentioned sources. A distinct waypoint management system, multiple coordinate formats, trail recording, turn-by-turn directions, and many other features are included in this app.
4. Sygic: GPS Navigation and Maps
This app has been downloaded more than 50 million times over the years. Much like the above apps, the maps offered by this one can also be downloaded so they can be used offline, but Sygic uses TomTom maps. It also has all the standard features that a good GPS navigation app should offer, such as alternate routes, a speed limit display, turn-by-turn and voice guided guided directions. More features in this app can also be unlocked by making in-app purchases.
5. MapQuest: Maps, GPS, and Traffic
Many years ago, MapQuest had been the leading websites whenever people need directions to get somewhere. Even though the competition has increased in the world of GPS navigation, MapQuest is still around, still remains amongst the best and even has an app. Along with standard turn-by-turn directions, the MapQuest app also offers automatic traffic rerouting, live traffic updates, and the option to be able to search of inexpensive gas stations on any given route. Apart from driving, even walking directions can be obtained through the MapQuest app.