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Best mobile apps for local navigation

October 3rd, 2012 · No Comments

We are going to tell you some of the best mobile apps for local navigation in some of the best brands of the market.

Getting lost while searching for a way to any place can never be a problem now. Mobile devices in your pocket are made up of such fantastic satellite navigation technology, where you can never give an excuse of standing at a place where you shouldn’t be.  There are many Mobile phones available in the market which has local navigation apps in it. But we are going to tell you some of the best mobile apps for local navigations in some of the best brands of the market such as:

Local navigation for Android phones


Waze is a free local navigation and traffic application which actually makes commuting better and faster. It helps you to get and share live road traffic reports with other drivers to improve everyday driving.
It gives the drivers to work together to receive and send the most relevant traffic updates such as accidents, road construction, traffic jams which may come ahead on the road at any given moment. You can also connect to other drivers through social localizing driving groups such as Foursquare, Twitter and Facebook.

Google maps

A must for any Android user! It is a very useful application. This application helps in navigation (Beta), Latitude and Places.
You can find, rate and recommend places for navigation. You can see your family and friends on the detailed 3D maps. It has walking, biking, public transit and driving directions. Google map also has a live traffic update option to avoid traffic congestion. It has a voice supported turn by turn GPS Navigation system. It also has maps for airports, hotels, retail stores and an option for local search too. This application is absolutely free.

Local navigation for Windows phones

GPS GeoPin

GeoPin gives the location information through Global positioning Satellite (GPS) system. It gives the location information of Longitude, Latitude and Altitude. You can mark thumbpins on the map and do the comparison with your present distance, to that in meters. You can pin your favourite location on the map and check its details instantly. You can share your location with friends and family through email, sms, social media. You can store the map image to the picture hub of your phone. You can view the map in full mode as well as in road and aerial mode. This application has been liked by maximum users. It costs $0.99.

Around Me

It is an interesting application through which you can find your surrounding places easily. Around Me finds your present location instantly and shows you the list of all the nearby hotels, hospitals, restaurants, movie theatres, departmental stores, shopping malls, taxi stands and bus stands from where you can choose your location. It shows distance between you and the needed location, amongst the list of all commercialized places in the category on which you have tapped. You can find your standing spot on the map, see the route,save the information and even can email it to your family and friends. The surrounding area list also gives you an option of finding about a particular place on Wikipedia.

Local navigation for Blackberry phones


Navigator is a playbook GPS navigator. This app doesn’t need any internet connection. It has online/ offline maps. Just like an Android phone app, it has also turn by turn direction guidance with voice. Blackberry’s Navigator app also provides offline vector maps, which can be downloaded from blackberry servers. Tile-maps can be downloaded for free. Maps are very detailed and easy to download. You can load your favourite locations on the maps. It supports Google maps. It has a help manual for you. Speed, distance and time to the destination are shown. If you are going on a trip and want to see the navigations instantly, then save your GPX files and use it for navigation. This application has maximum users and it costs $6.99.

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