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  1. jtsmak's Avatar
    For those of us who use Nokia Here Drive on our WP phones may take it for granted since it is always an app that we have access to. I just got an Android phone as a second phone (Yes switching back and forth from 520 to Moto G depends on day of week and mood!)

    I am sure that I am not the only one with multiple phones, but any Here Drive users here found an acceptable GPS navigation App to use on Android?

    I am asking on a WP forum since Android ppl have no clue of how Here Drive works and how powerful it is.
    If Nokia sells Here drive for $10 on Android, I would for sure get it.



    Thanks.
    06-25-2014 09:06 AM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    06-25-2014 09:16 AM
  3. Adirocks's Avatar
    gud to see someone asking for wp app in android
    06-25-2014 09:25 AM
  4. jtsmak's Avatar
    Google maps offline capability is very limited. If you are at a remote area without data, you can't even load it or search. Here Drive users will understand.......lol.


    I still love my 520!
    06-25-2014 09:34 AM
  5. ohgood's Avatar
    For those of us who use Nokia Here Drive on our WP phones may take it for granted since it is always an app that we have access to. I just got an Android phone as a second phone (Yes switching back and forth from 520 to Moto G depends on day of week and mood!)

    I am sure that I am not the only one with multiple phones, but any Here Drive users here found an acceptable GPS navigation App to use on Android?

    I am asking on a WP forum since Android ppl have no clue of how Here Drive works and how powerful it is.
    If Nokia sells Here drive for $10 on Android, I would for sure get it.



    Thanks.
    ONLINE navigation is just the tip of the iceburg on android:
    Waze
    Google maps
    navigon
    and 15-20 more that smoke the wp apps

    OFFLINE navigation, tracking, route planning, geocaching, map sharing etc is so much more than just a navigation app:

    oruxmaps
    sygic
    osmand /osmand+
    locus / locus pro
    sygic
    back country navigator
    dualsportmaps

    and about 15-20 more that have no competition on wp
    06-25-2014 09:37 AM
  6. MDMcAtee's Avatar
    Co-Pilot GPS is the best I have found,and works great on WP too
    mary beth hale likes this.
    06-25-2014 09:45 AM
  7. ohgood's Avatar
    just remembered to mention this, you can download vector based maps for your area (or the entire country!) for free, and then point RJ android applications at that map on the sdcard, or internal memory.
    http://www.osmmaps.com
    vector based maps are tiny (2gb for the entire USA) compared to image based, render faster, and have more detail.

    then, you can also turn on contour lines, hill shading, and boundaries (municipal) for an even better idea of the terrain.

    uploading tracks, routes, full maps/sections to places like gpsies/drive/mega/etc to share work your friends is integrated into the share dialogues.

    there's nothing like having a Buddy ask about an area two States away, plotting a route to get there, then sending it to his phone via WiFi direct (or Bluetooth) all while sitting around a campfire. no cellular signal required.
    06-25-2014 10:01 AM
  8. jtsmak's Avatar
    thanks, let me try them out!
    06-25-2014 04:42 PM
  9. jtsmak's Avatar
    Copilot GPS looks nice similar to here drive. If I pay the $8 upgrade, are there any functions that I won't get? I know live traffic is only 1 year. thanks.
    06-26-2014 01:55 PM
  10. canonuevo's Avatar
    Can someone explain how here drive works
    06-26-2014 06:01 PM
  11. Hassan Almaweri1's Avatar
    For those of us who use Nokia Here Drive on our WP phones may take it for granted since it is always an app that we have access to. I just got an Android phone as a second phone (Yes switching back and forth from 520 to Moto G depends on day of week and mood!)

    I am sure that I am not the only one with multiple phones, but any Here Drive users here found an acceptable GPS navigation App to use on Android?

    I am asking on a WP forum since Android ppl have no clue of how Here Drive works and how powerful it is.
    If Nokia sells Here drive for $10 on Android, I would for sure get it.



    Thanks.
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    I am a professional driver by trade and my favorites are 3 apps number ONE copilot it's user interface is the best ...my number TWO is Here Maps l prefer to use it over Here Drive....i just wish Nokia create a better UI like co pilots UI and my THIRD is Navigon l have it in both platforms Android and Windows phone....so COPILOT is the best alternative you buy it once and you can use it in any platform...good luck I hope this helped
    06-26-2014 07:10 PM
  12. Hassan Almaweri1's Avatar
    Copilot GPS looks nice similar to here drive. If I pay the $8 upgrade, are there any functions that I won't get? I know live traffic is only 1 year. thanks.
    Yes you get all the extras including 3D for life
    06-26-2014 07:11 PM
  13. azcruz's Avatar
    For those of us who use Nokia Here Drive on our WP phones may take it for granted since it is always an app that we have access to. I just got an Android phone as a second phone (Yes switching back and forth from 520 to Moto G depends on day of week and mood!)

    I am sure that I am not the only one with multiple phones, but any Here Drive users here found an acceptable GPS navigation App to use on Android?

    I am asking on a WP forum since Android ppl have no clue of how Here Drive works and how powerful it is.
    If Nokia sells Here drive for $10 on Android, I would for sure get it.



    Thanks.
    I have iPhone, Android, and Windows Phone.

    On Android, the closest thing I've used is Route 66-powered navigation on my HTC One V. Since it use HERE infrastructure, i get the same benefits, i.e., offline maps, 3D view, etc. Works perfectly with the "car mode" of the HTC One V.

    On other Android phones and iPhone, it is called Route 66 Navigate.

    Try it.

    I also use Waze on all three phones.
    06-26-2014 07:57 PM
  14. rajthilak's Avatar
    Can someone explain how here drive works
    HERE maps is the one which i use it for some years now. I was using Nokia maps earlier when i had my Nokia X6 earlier and now rebranded as HERE in my L820. The best here is that we can download the maps for the region we have to travel to our phone. Then, we are good to go. No need of data connection. Instannt search results. Best navigation options. If we miss a turn which maps tells us to turn, HERE maps will automatically reroute by itself which was not there in google till sometime back(i am not sure how google maps is currently available). Various language voice reader's are available too. And the best addition now in here maps is 1. "My Commute" and "Find My Car". they are seriously awesome to give it a try.
    06-27-2014 05:45 AM
  15. ohgood's Avatar
    osmand locus and sygic trump the features of all the others and for free.
    06-27-2014 07:27 AM
  16. jtsmak's Avatar
    I have iPhone, Android, and Windows Phone.

    On Android, the closest thing I've used is Route 66-powered navigation on my HTC One V. Since it use HERE infrastructure, i get the same benefits, i.e., offline maps, 3D view, etc. Works perfectly with the "car mode" of the HTC One V.

    On other Android phones and iPhone, it is called Route 66 Navigate.

    Try it.

    I also use Waze on all three phones.
    How much to buy it after trial?
    06-27-2014 10:25 AM
  17. azcruz's Avatar
    How much to buy it after trial?
    It was free on my One V. I was able to download the map of Thailand.

    Perpetual license is $17 I think.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    06-27-2014 08:09 PM
  18. jtmo3's Avatar
    Are you sure you're not talking about drive+. I don't see my commute and find my car in here maps, just drive+.
    06-29-2014 02:07 PM
  19. jtsmak's Avatar
    wow guys, anyone noticed that this forum post topic made it to front page of wpcentral. Thanks to those who replied.

    Copilot, when looking for an address, you need to enter first the city, then the street name and house #. Can you just copy and paste an address and get it to work?

    Navfree not bad, but the maps and interface needs major improvements, can even see where the routes are.

    My friend just suggested one that I think is good so far, except screen icons and buttons are way too small-----------> OSMAnd.

    Any other programs that can beat this? Thanks
    06-29-2014 02:09 PM
  20. ohgood's Avatar
    wow guys, anyone noticed that this forum post topic made it to front page of wpcentral. Thanks to those who replied.

    Copilot, when looking for an address, you need to enter first the city, then the street name and house #. Can you just copy and paste an address and get it to work?

    Navfree not bad, but the maps and interface needs major improvements, can even see where the routes are.

    My friend just suggested one that I think is good so far, except screen icons and buttons are way too small-----------> OSMAnd.

    Any other programs that can beat this? Thanks
    see the list I posted above.

    with mapping applications, generally the bigger the buttons, the smaller the included list of features.
    06-30-2014 09:33 AM
  21. mccririck's Avatar
    I found Here Drive took me a very strange route into Radcliffe from Scotland last week. Not as good as TomTom.
    07-05-2014 02:36 PM
  22. jwballing's Avatar
    Navigon is a workable alternative but there are issues with it. I just got back from a 1300 mile drive each way. Sometimes it speaks the direction of the road wrong for example it states to take rt 75 south when I am going north. Second there is no directions list to view. Third and this was a big issue on my trip is that even though you still have the maps download the app needs a data connection at starting up. When I did not have a data connection the app on startup would complain that I did not get the application properly and to redownload it. Once I had a data connection issue went away. Big issue for traveling.
    07-06-2014 07:46 PM
  23. ohgood's Avatar
    Navigon is a workable alternative but there are issues with it. I just got back from a 1300 mile drive each way. Sometimes it speaks the direction of the road wrong for example it states to take rt 75 south when I am going north. Second there is no directions list to view. Third and this was a big issue on my trip is that even though you still have the maps download the app needs a data connection at starting up. When I did not have a data connection the app on startup would complain that I did not get the application properly and to redownload it. Once I had a data connection issue went away. Big issue for traveling.
    navigon is very poor, agreed.

    the best offline navigation, routing, tracking, geo caching, all in one application I've used so far is locus pro. along with brouter and free vector maps, I have thousands of miles on road, and nearly a thousand miles of road navigated by it alone, in offline mode.

    osmand cones close but locus had a lot more functions for my uses.

    if I just needed navigation, Sygic would be the one.

    locus just kills the others on features and incredible capabilities.
    07-07-2014 04:50 PM
  24. Kevin Rush's Avatar
    I have been using Navigon for many years and prefer it over "Here Drive+" even though it does use the arguably worlds best (off line) Nokia Navteq maps, just as Here Drive+ does. I have the added Navigon Cockpit too. Navigon has directed me properly to project sites all over the USA without the need for internet service. I tried copilot and one other that I can't remember, but always came back to Navigon.
    07-07-2014 05:19 PM
  25. mccririck's Avatar
    I cant find osmand locus can someone provide me with a link?
    07-10-2014 11:58 AM
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