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MapQuest launches free MapQuest for Android app
Posted on 17-Feb-2011 11:19 | Filed under: News



MapQuest, Inc. has launched its free MapQuest for Android app The new app features the same technology MapQuest previously issued for iPhone with major additions including OpenStreetMap (OSM) data that allows consumers to use the app internationally, as well as directly report errors onto the map.

“MapQuest’s Android app speaks to our mission of offering smart, accurate mobile mapping solutions, and reflects our commitment to open map information that can be shared and improved collaboratively,” said Michael Iams, principal product manager, MapQuest. “Our mission is to help people get where they need to go, and MapQuest’s new Android app will make available to millions of consumers a great mobile turn-by-turn experience specifically for Android.”

The company says 8.6 million people use MapQuest’s mobile website, 1.4 million of which are on Android devices.

The MapQuest for Android app is free and does not require a trial period, subscription or upgrade. Features include:

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

In its new Android app, MapQuest leverages OpenStreetMap data to provide international maps and directions, user-sourced unique local perspective and detail, and the opportunity to enrich the map through the error-reporting tool.

“We are thrilled to launch international capabilities on the MapQuest for Android application,” said Christian Dwyer, senior vice president and general manager, MapQuest. “For maps and directions outside North America, we default to a navigation experience on open data, allowing MapQuest users to play an active role in improving the depth and quality of the map.”

The new Android app is available today in both Android’s web-based market place and the mobile marketplace.


More information: http://wireless.MapQuest.com...






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