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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Mobile Maps - Android

In my opinion maps on a mobile phone are some of the most useful apps available. Here are some of my favorites.


Of course Google Maps has changed GPS usage forever. http://goo.gl/aUY7pZ 
Add Streetview and you have the ability to see what your destination looks like. http://goo.gl/n0cDFu
You can navigate just fine with Google Maps but the Driving shortcut makes it a little easier to get strait into that mode. For places you goto often.

Find directions
  1. Navigate to the widget section on your phone or tablet.
  2. Find the "Directions" widget .
  3. Tap and hold the widget and drop it on your home screen.
  4. At the top, choose a mode of transport.
  5. Type a destination and create a shortcut name.
  6. Check any boxes that match your preferences. ...
  7. Tap Save.

You ask why do I need a GPS for places I goto often? Because Google maps gives up to date traffic reports. So you can quickly see how your trip to work is going to go for example.

 


c:geo is a Geocaching app. We'll save that for another post.

That brings us to GPS share. This app allows you to share your location with other people. Via all the methods you can share other information about yourself. For example you can text it to an individual. Making it possible for that person to find you in a crowd. Or you could share it on Facebook or Twitter to give a group of people a link to locate you.




You could also use it to mark a spot you want to remember. These are some of my favorite map apps. Do you have some to share?

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