When searching through the App Store the one thing, other than the price, that people are looking for is the best App for a specific category. Whether it’s a Photo App or Social App or Music App people want the best and the best ones are usually the ones that stay on their device.
It can be the Apps functionality that makes it the best. It can also be the design of the App that makes it the best. And don’t forget it can also be the simplicity that makes an App the best. There are many factors that go into giving an App the title of being the Best App but it is something that everyone does. Sometimes the Best Apps are also our favorite ones.
Below we are going to take a look at what it would mean to be the Best iPhone Navigation App.
This will be an ongoing series as we take you through the iPhone App Categories.
Best iPhone Navigation Apps
When it comes to finding your way on the road on the iPhone there are many factors to consider. We are going to tell you what you should look for when looking for the Best iPhone Navigation Apps.
Every great Navigation App needs to have a search feature. If you cannot search for places then what is the point of having a navigation app? You want to select an App that has an extensive maps data base that will have the most recent search results that you are looking for. A great example is Google Maps, they have the most extensive maps data around and will more than likely have the most accurate results when searching for places.
Once you’ve found the place that you were looking for, wouldn’t it be nice if you could get directions as well? Directions and Turn-by-Turn Navigation are a must to make any Navigation App the Best iPhone Navigation App. The basic directions function should at the very least give you a map overview that you can follow as well as a list of actions that you’ll need to take in order to get where you’re going. Turn-by-Turn Navigation should have some sort of voice guidance that can be adjusted and be able to give directions even when the iPhone is locked. Most Navigations Apps will charge for Turn-by-Turn Navigation so make sure and check that feature before selecting an App.
Now that you’ve got search and directions covered it’s time to think about seeing what the buildings actually look like so you don’t miss it when you get there. This is where Map Imagery will come in handy. Map Imagery will allow you to see a picture of the building right from the App so you know what to look for. Some Apps even offer a Street View where you can actually see what it’ll look like right from the street in front of the building. There are even Apps that will offer 3D modeling of cities so you can see the building in its full glory. This will also insure that the mapping service has all of its data up to date.
Having different methods of transportation is vital in selecting the Best iPhone Navigation App. Sometimes the building you are going to is just a few blocks away and it would be best to walk, you want to have the option to select that method of transportation from the App. There are even Apps that will look up bus and train schedules so you’ll know when you need to get there if that is your selected mode. There is always more than one way to get where you’re going.
Having live traffic updates is a great feature to have when looking for the Best iPhone Navigation App. This will allow you to navigate around traffic jams, construction, accidents, etc. Most Apps that feature Directions and Turn-by-Turn Navigation will also have a Traffic feature. If there is Turn-by-Turn enabled inside of the App it will often reroute you around the traffic incident so you can get to your destination on time and as efficiently as possible.