Though there are plenty of apps available in the market, GPS apps have retained their own importance among all these apps. GPS apps may be considered as few of the most important applications that one must have in his/her phone. It’s sometimes difficult to pick the rite GPS app that suits your needs among thousands of other apps that are available. Few GPS Apps make you spend lots of money to offer features. One has to be wise while choosing a GPS App so that it is a use to you and not much heavy on your pocket too. Here is an article to help you do that. Here is a list of top 6 newest GPS APPs which might suit your requirement.
Available for android 1.6 and higher versions, Google maps navigation app has been the most popular GPS app from the time it was released. The App has many first of its kind features that has attracted a huge user base.
Few of its features are:
- Search by voice
- Traffic view
- Search along route
- Satellite view
- Street view
- Car dock mode
- Navigation shortcut
- Transit navigation
- Offline reliability
Among the above features, offline rerouting is a very useful feature which gives you guidance and rerouting though you have lost your network connection once you have started a route. This is a feature which most of the other apps do not offer.
2. Loopt GPS:
LOOPT offers a unique feature in which one can share a map with other users. The app is most popular as a friend finder app which lets you share your location, traffic information and maps via Twitter, MySpace, phones and even blogs.
Glympse GPS app comes with a feature which allows the user to send his current location to others in the form of a link. The person who receives the link can view the real time location of the person from whom he received the link. This app is not like other GPS friend finder apps which are like social networks wherein you have to register and login. Glympse does not have any registration and the friends that you make here are temporary. The person who receives your location as a link can view your current for a minimum of 15 mins and a maximum of 4 hours. You can restrict the timing and hence it does not affect your privacy. Other than this feature it has all the other necessary features that a normal GPS app has.
4. Locale GPS app:
Locale app is a witty app that can be customized according to the user’s needs. The app is a fun to use with many features hidden such as you can add a reminder in this app to charge your phone once you enter your house or ask your phone to switch to silent mode once you reach a cinema hall and so on. You can add predefined locations to this app and ask the app to manage things by itself. You can configure this app to match your needs exactly.
5. Places directory:
The app is as simple as its name. The app lets you to browse a place in terms of categories. You can search for a nearby restaurant, cinema hall or a bank in just a click. Everything in this app seems to be organized and simple. The best part of the app is, once you click on a particular destination, the app shows info about the place including the reviews, ratings and photos.
6. CoPilot GPS app:
CoPilot is a perfect GPS app to have in your car or in your phone. A worthy GPS app that guides you through your route in an efficient and a smart way. The app has voice guided navigation instructions and lets the user to enter 10 different addressed in a single trip. Though a little pricey, CoPilot appears to be a professional GPS app when compared to other GPS apps.