APP OF THE DAY: gMaps
- 24 November, 2011 12:00
Cost: Free | Developer: Alexey Strakh | Platform: Windows Phone 7 | Version: 188.8.131.52 | 1 MB |
The in-built Bing Maps feature on the Windows Phone is quite adequate and easy to use, but if you’re like me, then you might already be used to the look and feel of Google Maps.
gMaps is an app that enables easy viewing of Google Maps on the Windows Phone, so you can access and navigate the same maps that are available on iOS devices and on PC.
All the major navigation features that are available on the iOS Google Maps app are included in gMaps, such as street navigation between locations and where to access public transport.
Thanks to the Windows Phone 7.5 update, gMaps now includes a hardware compass and latitude background agent to display your actual position in real time.
gMaps is available for free with occasional advertisements popping up, but people who regularly use Google Maps might want to invest into purchasing the ad-free version.
Pros: Make use of Google Maps on your Windows Phone.
Cons: The free version has advertisements.
Verdict: Google Maps is one of the most robust map systems available, and now you can use it on your Windows Phone too.
Get it here: Windows Marketplace
This app was reviewed on a HTC HD7.
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