Posted on | September 20, 2012 | 3 Comments
You remember MapQuest don’t you? It’s what we all used before Google Maps came along. Well, apparently they’re still around and there’s an app for that. To be honest, MapQuest’s app is pretty good. The on-screen ads are a bit annoying but the app covers a lot of bases. Directions, search, traffic, and even transit stops are all in there. To see the train stations you have to zoom in a fair bit but they are there. The train lines that hit that stop is also listed right below the stop name. If you put in a search for train stations they show up with a marker above them that can be clicked in order to plot a route to it. There is a collapsible toolbar with several points of interest locations such as airports, coffee shops, hotels, and more that can be shown on the current map with just a click. The information icons give the option to plot a route or call the phone number if it’s available. MapQuest also has estimated arrival time and voice guided turn by turn directions in what sounds like Siri’s voice.
Shows current location
Shows transit stations and data
Good scrolling response
Map view only
No street view
Periodic Over-map Ads