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The best free or cheap GPS navigation apps for the iPhone

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The best free or cheap GPS navigation apps for the iPhone
Apple placed itself in a pickle with the first edition of its own Maps navigational software, as Tim Cook acknowledged after the release. The software needs to be improved, and it will probably take some time until Apple Maps catches up to the players that have been in the industry for a good while now.

If you don't want to wait, but also don't want to shell out the big bucks for a standalone 3rd party navigation app with all the bells and whistles, there's a number of free or very affordable alternatives that work the GPS radio inside your iPhone pretty well.

Some of these use open source maps, which are getting better and better by the day and/or rely on crowdsourced information about POIs, traffic and other collectibles, and you will be surprised how good an alternative they are to the high-priced GPS apps, no to mention the integrated mapping solution.

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posted on 16 Oct 2012, 06:56

1. serious9010 (Posts: 254; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


Excellent apps! :) +1

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 07:13 2

2. rihel_95 (Posts: 220; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)


Google Maps

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 07:56

4. android_hitman (Posts: 624; Member since: 07 Jul 2010)


was google maps :)

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 08:35 1

6. bbblader (Posts: 580; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


nokia maps

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 07:38

3. TheDarkKnight (banned) (Posts: 88; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)


Thank you for this article!

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 08:34 3

5. 305Bucko (Posts: 506; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)


What?! Cant beleive iOS Maps didnt make the cut :/
#sarcasm

posted on 16 Oct 2012, 12:23 1

7. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


Sarcasm well taken. Ironic Apple can't even supply their vaunted iPhone with its own maps app anymore...

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