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MapQuest Android App Released, Free Voice-guided Turn-by-turn Navigation Included

And MapQuest officially enters the Android navigation arena.  Can it compete with Google Maps?   Eh, probably not, but it still looks like a great app.  Unlike other navigation options, MapQuest is offering theirs up for free and includes voice-guided turn-by-turn navigation and a bunch of other goodies.  Seriously, if GMaps disappeared from existence, we’d fall back on this one.

  • Voice-guided/Turn-by-turn Navigation: Your phone tells you where and when to make a turn
  • Voice Search:  Drivers can speak a destination for directions
  • Map Toolbar: Easily find restaurants, coffee shops, gas stations and parking with one click
  • Walking & Driving Directions:  Recommends the best route and the map rotates based on orientation of travel
  • Live Traffic Flow/Incidents: Extensive coverage updated every 5 minutes

You can use this Download Link to grab the app, but we recommend that you watch the video below since it’s clear that they spent some serious bro-time on it.  

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Via:  MapQuest

  • Bill

    I tried it. It worked quicker than google maps and took me on better routes than Google did. Also, it requires fewer clicks to actually get the directions. I’m a convert.

  • Bill

    I tried it. It worked quicker than google maps and took me on better routes than Google did. Also, it requires fewer clicks to actually get the directions. I’m a convert.

  • ASDFAS

    I deleted the app because it automatically closed the app when it was interrupted by phone call or trying to run another app. NO GOOD

  • Hulkapps

    HulkApps.com …check it out

  • jd11669

    The biggest problem I see with Mapquest is that their data and maps are wayyyy behind in updates and have so many incorrect entries that it makes it almost useless. Guess you get what you pay for!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=545634778 Alan Paone

    Mapquest kicks ass, they almost always have a marginally faster route than google. In hichhiking races, they use the mapquest time as the benchmark, its almost impossible to beat.

  • v941726

    easier than googles. makes more sense to use and everything is right there. no guessing like google maps

  • http://twitter.com/megamanfan3 Ken Rogers

    Quite interesting to see an app that is quite similar to the default Maps app on my Droid 1. I still don’t know if it will replace it though.

  • Anonymous

    how to lego a QR code? This is what happens when you don’t know any women….

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LWRLLNB7HHY67OHZ2FIDVVN6X4 Baxter

    Can’t wait for TomTom and Garmin to get on Android. Their apps are so much better. Plus they work with celebrity voices like KITT and Mr. T > http://www.navtones.com

    • Anonymous

      So instead of “recalculating route” it says “I pitty the foo who missed the last turn”?

    • Anonymous

      TomTom was the first gps solution I fell in love with on my old Palm TX with that hockey puck receiver. I used that from Illinois to Florida with no problems. It was super cool to be the only one at the time to have a portable unit (back then those gps units were $1000). Android is gaining so much popularity over (I dare not say it’s name) and I have that gut feeling it’s getting close to release. People are beginning to see that Android has true potential.

    • Anonymous

      TomTom was the first gps solution I fell in love with on my old Palm TX with that hockey puck receiver. I used that from Illinois to Florida with no problems. It was super cool to be the only one at the time to have a portable unit (back then those gps units were $1000). Android is gaining so much popularity over (I dare not say it’s name) and I have that gut feeling it’s getting close to release. People are beginning to see that Android has true potential.

  • FortitudineVincimus

    Mapquest? did they say Mapquest? BWA HA HAAA HA HAA.. yeah Mapquest

    right.

    that is so 90′s

  • Mr.Joe

    If it’s free then I don’t see a problem using it.

    • FortitudineVincimus

      if you value getting where you want to go, then you’ll see the problem with it

      I mean, it’s Mapquest.. when were they ever reliable?

    • FortitudineVincimus

      if you value getting where you want to go, then you’ll see the problem with it

      I mean, it’s Mapquest.. when were they ever reliable?

  • https://me.yahoo.com/a/EOCvPaxnrPJtI2DmEi.NDzeZDkF3#95230 545246

    things i need in a GPS app:

    1 – maps that work in the US and Canada. (i guess this would mean offline maps, since i have no data access in Canada. anyone know if a GPS satellite can find me without data?)

    2 – the app should run from the SD card.

    3 – free map updates

    everything else is just gravy.

  • Sholktamp32

    Will this work on GPS only? or do you still need your data connection?

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/PP2KC2NKYXJ5AUNAJWRZTBRPUA Matty G

    Props for an all Lego QR Code. If only the table could’ve broken right when they stuck the last one on…

  • Arnold Schwarzennegger

    There’s only one feature that might tempt me away from Google Maps but Mapquest ain’t got it. I want customisable and celebrity voice guides. My old Palm Treo let me choose from Mr. T. “Turn left fool!, Kim Farrell “You have reached your destination, oooh! “, Arnold Scwarzenneger “Turn right if you want to live”, Gary Busey, Sean Connery, or even use my own voice.

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/PP2KC2NKYXJ5AUNAJWRZTBRPUA Matty G

      Who in their right mind would let Gary Busey direct them anywhere?

      • Anonymous

        …and yeah, Gary ain’t taking me NOwhere!!

    • Anonymous

      “Turn right if you want to live” now that’s funny…

  • Mike

    I used to use Mapquest before I had an Android phone, but with Google Maps, no need for it anymore.

  • Romma1

    Another free tool in the toolbox. In case Google Nav is messed up from an experimental rom or whatever, then maybe this will work in the meantime. And, it’s Free!

  • stew

    sorry, mapquest took us on a really crazy route….

  • stew

    sorry, mapquest took us on a really crazy route….

  • http://thisisjohncoffey.com GRAND MASTER SEN$Ei {{-_-}}™

    Johnny Come Lately. Sorry, AOL. Google Maps got this one. {{-_-}}

    • Cmorty72

      Agreed!
      MapQuest ALWAYS has a tendency to send me on the longest routes possible!
      Not a fan.
      Google Maps FTW!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeffandrews82 Jeff Andrews

    Yeah they used Denver in the pics! Holla! lol

  • http://AndroidTaskForce.com Chris Gustafson

    Weak! Oh well. More apps for Android. But i’ll never use it. :)

  • Anonymous

    Supposedly, their navigation works in some countries where Google navigation doesn’t work. I haven’t tested this yet, though.

  • http://twitter.com/EvanTheGamer EvanTheGamer

    WOW, this is awesome. MapQuest is a great service, and now their on Android. Will definitely give it a try today maybe and see if it’s just as awesome, if not better, than Google’s Navigation…but that’s pretty doubtful. I don’t think anything in the Market can stand up against the Titan that is Google Nav!

    • Bkshaw23

      rope cut has been in the market for quite some time.

      • http://twitter.com/EvanTheGamer EvanTheGamer

        That rip-off game is no longer there, and I’d rather wait for the real deal, which will hopefully be soon. Maybe in the next month. Let’s hope!

  • EC8CH

    I stopped using Mapquest when I deleted my bookmarks from Netscape Navigator.

    • Muddy B00ts

      Bazinga!

    • https://me.yahoo.com/a/EOCvPaxnrPJtI2DmEi.NDzeZDkF3#95230 545246

      lol

  • Anonymous

    QR Code out of Legos FTW!

    I think I’ll stick with VZ Navigator though… LOL

    • EC8CH

      LOL

      • http://twitter.com/EvanTheGamer EvanTheGamer

        HA!

    • EC8CH

      Slo-Mo Hi-5 FTW!

  • Didonatom

    Does it save the maps locally?

  • Joe

    Does anyone know if this app will show your MPH…. which is lacking from GM… ?

    • viewthis66

      GM does when you use the map without using the Nav. for instance when you open the map and get your location using GPS your dot shows up on the map and while you are driving look towards the bottom left corner it shows you your mph plus the direction you are headed :)

      but yes it does not show when you are using the Nav, which would be nice.

  • http://www.searingarrow.com AlienSix

    Hey choice isnt a bad thing

    • RonsterWVU

      I agree, plus it might light a fire under google. Always pushing to be the best!

    • RonsterWVU

      I agree, plus it might light a fire under google. Always pushing to be the best!