Google Maps (And|iOS) is defiantly the best all-round navigation tool on the market, but that doesn’t mean that it is always the best option. So, in today’s 5 Apps, we are looking at the best alternatives and what they are better for.
Waze mixes social networking and navigation. Users constantly keep the app up to date with current road conditions: traffic jams, accidents, road works, everything you need to inform you of your route while driving. You can even track friends’ journeys.
Here Maps is a powerful navigation from Nokia which is used by Audi, BMW, and Mercedes. And, if they are prepared to pay, you can be pretty sure it is good. It features offline maps, public transportation information for more than 1,000 cities, and traffic updates.
Sygic is a map app that tracks speed limits and speed camera locations. You can download a map of whatever country you want, so that even offline you are ready for anything. On top of that there is a voice to guide you, tips on parking availability, and more.
Maps.me is an open source project. Linked to OpenStreetMap, this app provides offline information, precise location tracking, and detailed maps, making it a great way to tour the world without using much data.
Citymapper looks great and provides detailed public transport information. This city focused app provides immense detail to its maps, and helps you easily get from point A to point B on foot or by public transport.
That’s it for 5 Apps, not just for this week but for a while because I am departing. Hopefully the show will make a comeback with a new host soon.