MapQuest: Free talking turn-by-turn directions for your iPhone

If you’re an iPhone user with friends on Android devices, you’ve probably seen their super-slick google maps with turn-by-turn directions.  Since the google maps app on iPhone will probably *NEVER* get updated to work the same as it does on android for obvious reasons, you have to look elsewhere for turn-by-turn directions.

I’ve gone down this road in the past, and not found anything free worth using in the app store, but that changed recently.

Remember MapQuest?. .  . you know, that site you went to for directions online before google maps existed?  Well, MapQuest has an iPhone app out called “MapQuest 4 Mobile”.  It’s 100% free, gives turn-by-turn directions both on screen and via voice, and recalculates when you miss a turn.

I tried it on my way home a few days ago, and it worked perfectly.  It *does* like to eat the battery, as any GPS app does.  I left work with ~45% battery, and got home with ~30%.   My drive is 35 miles and usually takes just under an hour, so 15% loss isn’t terrible I suppose.

If you have an iPhone, I strongly suggest you give it a try.

Get it here:

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mapquest-4-mobile/id316126557?mt=8&ls=1

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