Monday, February 4, 2013

GPS & Map Apps for the Kindle Fire HD

MapQuest for Kindle Fire

MapQuest is a navigational app that offers its users turn by turn directions to any location. Voice guided instructions help users navigate anywhere. If you're driving, then you can use voice requests to get directions from the app. The app also broadcasts live traffic updates and crash reports. Download this app for free at Amazon:

Compass photo by Steve Snodgrass (Flickr)

HopStop for Kindle HD

HopStop gives you thorough info on anything related to public transportation. If you're traveling, it can help you feel like less of a tourist by getting you to the nearest transit station. It can provide you with transit maps (subways, trains and buses) as well as the upcoming schedules for each of the routes. HopStop is ideally suited for travelers and can give you taxi phone numbers as well. It can also tell you the best route to take on foot. The app works for cities in the USA, Canada, and Europe. The app polls hundreds of dynamic schedules for trains, buses, subways, ferries and more. Because it’s dynamic, it can give you estimated wait times for various transit options. Download this app for free at Amazon:

Compass App for Kindle Fire

For those who would like to find their own way in the world, and would prefer to defer to a Compass, instead of turn by turn GPS instructions, the Compass+ Flash app is the perfect combination of old school guidance, and new school technology. The app comprises six different compasses, including nighttime, antique and more traditional styles. The integration of the GPS allows for exact measurements in elevation, place, and pitch and roll. The app can be readily calibrated and adjusted, and allows for notes on favored places and locations. Cost of the app is $.99 and can be downloaded at: