1. the4ork's Avatar
    Doesn't look like there is an official google supported google maps, just a 3rd party one. What's the recommendation? Here and the 3rd party google apps are very clunky, unrefined and not visually appetizing.
    12-01-2013 12:29 PM
  2. Janak Patel's Avatar
    NOKIA Here Maps, it should come preinstalled
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    12-01-2013 12:34 PM
  3. stickyshocker's Avatar
    I use gmaps pro and have done since it first came out.
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    12-01-2013 12:34 PM
  4. Cindy_H's Avatar
    Have you tried HERE Maps and HERE Drive? They are made by Nokia. They are just as good as Google Maps. IMO.
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    12-01-2013 12:35 PM
  5. wpn00b's Avatar
    HERE Maps and HERE Drive. Just be sure to configure the preferences to either include toll roads or not, and fastest vs shortest route. Otherwise you might get odd directions. I set mine to balanced route and include tolls for the most options. I'm in northern California, USA and it avoided toll roads when I first used it and routed me out of my way. I got the correct route after playing with the settings.

    Also if you download a navigation voice and use a Bluetooth earpiece it will read the directions to you at the right time and you can still talk to your passengers or play music without missing your turns.
    12-01-2013 12:46 PM
  6. neo158's Avatar
    NOKIA Here Maps, it should come preinstalled
    Depends what phone the OP has though, if it's Samsung or HTC then it won't be preinstalled. The interesting thing is that the standard maps app uses the same downloadable map data as HERE Maps and HERE Drive.
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    12-01-2013 12:55 PM
  7. illidanx's Avatar
    I just use the built in HERE maps and HERE drive. If you live in the US, you may want to replace HERE maps with Bing maps.

    Maps | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)
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    12-01-2013 02:51 PM
  8. Optiplex330's Avatar
    Doesn't look like there is an official google supported google maps, just a 3rd party one. What's the recommendation? Here and the 3rd party google apps are very clunky, unrefined and not visually appetizing.
    The main reason why I opted for Window Phone is because of the offline Nokia's Here Maps and Here Drive. HERE Maps are free for all Window Phone (preinstalled in Nokia but available for free in Window Store for non-Nokia). HERE Drive are free for all Nokia but available only to some non-Nokia phone in certain countries. There is another HERE Drive+ which I wouldn't get into.
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    12-01-2013 09:53 PM
  9. the4ork's Avatar
    i was hoping to find something like the apple version like when i type in burgers, it lists all the places that sells burgers, and then has their star rating based on yelp. when you click on it, you get all the info, ability to get directions, and also all the yelp reviews
    12-05-2013 04:03 PM
  10. wpn00b's Avatar
    i was hoping to find something like the apple version like when i type in burgers, it lists all the places that sells burgers, and then has their star rating based on yelp. when you click on it, you get all the info, ability to get directions, and also all the yelp reviews
    My search button does that. Press search, type in "burgers", then scroll past the first web results. You should see a local map, based on your location and nearby results. Yelp ratings, phone numbers, and a "drive" button that opens HERE drive to give you directions.
    12-06-2013 09:43 PM
  11. Blacklac's Avatar
    i was hoping to find something like the apple version like when i type in burgers, it lists all the places that sells burgers, and then has their star rating based on yelp. when you click on it, you get all the info, ability to get directions, and also all the yelp reviews
    Don't forget Local Scout for this. Just click on the map, at the top, and search away.
    12-07-2013 12:15 AM

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