From map apps to GPS trackers, with the right navigation apps you can get as lost as you want! For a list of our favorites, check out AppCraver’s Editor Picks of the Best Navigations Apps for iPhone and iPad, or read on for breaking news and recent reviews of iOS navigation applications.
AroundMe Shows Results With Minimum Fuss
AroundMe is another app designed to make use of iPhone's GPS to locate nearby services, similar to Where To or I Want.
What's nice about AroundMe is that it does so without the fuss of other programs. Unlike other apps that offer up a bunch of subcategories so users can drill down to the "most accurate" results, AroundMe's minimalist display is like finding Location Nirvana.
Trapster is a Good Idea, Not Quite Ready For Prime Time
Trapster is a useful iPhone application that warns you when you're getting close to police speed traps, red light cameras, and other traffic-related traps.
Take Me To My Car: Great Concept, Bad Execution
The idea of "Take Me to My Car" is great: record your GPS location, go somewhere, and get a map back to where you started. In practice, however, the Free App by independent developer Eldar Sadikov falls short of this promise.
Where To Leads Straight to Google Maps for Quick, Easy Navigation
Where To is a nice front end intended to make your iPhone or iPod Touch act more like a portable GPS such as the TomTom or Magellan. It's basically a slick user interface for the Google Maps function already built into the iPhone. But underneath this simple explanation Where To is an awesome time-saving adventure starter.
EarthScape - A Second Look at "Google Earth for the iPhone" - Now FREE
Note: This post is an update of an earlier post where we were a little too harsh on the app. Also, in the interim, Earthscape has reduced its price to Free (with the "for a limited time only" caveat).
Aye Tides Launches Overpriced Tide App
Based on the desktop mac application "Mr Tides", Aye Tides is a new app for iPhone that gives you tide measurements for 7000 tide stations worldwide. The app works, but given its steep price tag ($14.99), we can't find any reason to recommend it over the free (but somewhat buggy) "Tides" app.
"Where" tries to do too much, fails completely
Where, by Boston based "uLocate" is an example of a company trying to do too much in an iPhone application, and failing miserably. Clearly, "uLocate" is the kind of ambitious big company that felt that it had to "own" the mobile space, and by doing so had to create the ultimate app combining every type of local information available from locations of StarBucks outlets, to comparison shopping for unleaded gas, concerts and even star charts (of the astronomical kind).