Android Navigation Apps

Android Street View On Google Maps Review

Google Maps has become one of the most popular of all online map resources thanks in large part to the Street View option. This option takes the viewer to a street level panoramic view of the location they want to find. The Street View feature available from Google Maps has revolutionized how people navigate from one place to another and is now available as a free app to Android users everywhere.

Overview

The Street View app gives users an instant glimpse of just about any place they want to see. While the Street View option is not available to every location on earth, all the biggest and most popular cities can be easily viewed. Curious users can take a virtual tour of distant cities and far-flung locations with just the tip of their finger. Street View on Google Maps gives the user all the trusted features Google Maps is known for along with several others.

One significant advantage provided by the Street View app is the one-touch access to the maximum zoom level provided by Google Maps. This is ideal for people who are primarily interested in using Google Maps for street level navigation. The app allows a user to take a virtual walking tour or navigate their way through an unfamiliar city with much greater ease than a traditional paper map would allow. ​

Additional Features

This app has many features that utilize existing Google Maps technology. By selecting the turn by turn navigation option, the Android is transformed into a GPS guidance system. Once a course has been selected, the app will guide the user through each step of their route until they arrive at their destination. People who are walking or behind the wheel will receive the same quality guidance. Thanks to the ever-increasing accuracy of the Google Maps network, it’s now possible to view a map in three dimensions. The 3.D feature is especially useful for people who are walking from one place to another. Select indoor locations can also be viewed with the help of the application. The floor layout of restaurants, hotels, casinos, and other popular locations around the world can be viewed instantly.

​Conclusion

Google Maps has changed the way that people find directions and learn about new locations. This free app takes this convenience to a whole new level. The Street View zoom level is now more widely available, which allows users to see distant parts of the world from the perspective of a person on the street. The easily accessed 3-D view and indoor floor maps of selected locations really make this free app stand out from other available navigation applications. Users have given this app a rating of 4.3 out of 5; it will run on Android 2.2 and up.

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Google Maps Android Review

Google Maps is now available on Android!  If you weren’t aware of it’s release, now is the best time to take advantage of this awesome app.  Google Maps Android is a navigation app that eliminates the need to purchase, store, and get lost in paper maps.  Powered by Google, this navigation program is able to keep you updated on the best route to your destination.

Like previous versions of Google Maps, this Android app can address a variety of needs including:

  • Visual and/or voice guided directions
  • Locating specific venues in the area, or give you an idea of how many are near you
  • Help you gain your bearings in a new place

Impressive Features

As mentioned above, Google Maps Android offers a voice guide feature that can give drivers precise turn-by-turn directions via a reliable GPS navigating system.  This helps you keep your attention on the road and can be a strong tool in preventing accidents caused by distracted driving.  In addition, the clear directions that are either presented on your Android screen, or are dictated with precision make it easy to find your way to almost anywhere.

One big advantage that users have when using Google Maps Android is the live information regarding traffic conditions.  Current navigational directions prove to be a valuable tool in getting you to your destination faster as you can avoid nasty congestion or closures.

The maps that you gain access to when you install Google Maps Android are designed to be clear and precise.  With a unique 3D picture, users are usually able to get a clear picture of their surroundings and can use the maps to help you identify distinctive buildings and areas that can serve as reference points in your travels.

Everyday (or night) Use

Of course, Google Maps on your Android also includes the ability to search for whatever suits your fancy.  The maps can easily pinpoint the location of hotels, restaurants, theaters, and stores, just to name a few.  So, no matter what you’re in the mood for on a particular evening, you can find the best place in town.  And all it takes is a quick search in the program.

Once you’ve arrived at your desired location, you can further utilize the services of Google Maps Android by turning to the street view feature.  This allows users to take the app to the streets where you can rely on the same precise directions as you walk that you’ve used in your vehicle.

Conclusion

Google Maps Android is an app that is absolutely worth downloading.  Having it available at the touch of a button can help ensure that you can get reliable directions and information when you need it!  Also, this app is free, which only adds to the benefits of this 4 star navigation program.

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