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These navigation applications are among the most popular and widely-used apps by iPhone users. They have excellent features such as turn-by-turn navigation and accurate mapping. There are actually two types of navigation apps, namely, maps-on-the-fly and on-board maps. Most users prefer the former since it uses less space and can easily be updated. Here are some of the best maps-on-the-fly navigation applications. # 1 – MotionX GPS Drive Price: $0.99 For: iPhone, iPod touch, iPad Users who are not familiar with their location will definitely find this application worth buying. It provides map updates, voice navigation, traffic detection, and a lot more. Its menu is displayed as a wheel through which users can simply navigate. Users can now check-in with their location in their Facebook accounts. The current location, ETA, and destination can be shared through email. Contacts stored in the iPhone can be integrated into this application. # 2 – MapQuest Price: Free For: iPhone, iPod touch, iPad This free application comes with a voice GPS navigation that tells users where and when they should turn. Users can avoid heavy traffic routes with the help of its traffic update feature. The nice thing about this app is that it reroutes automatically once the user makes a wrong turn. Its new features include live traffic cameras and gas prices. Users are guaranteed to arrive at their destination on time when they use this application. # 3 – Garmin StreetPilot onDemand Price: $0.99 For: iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPad Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad Wi-Fi + 4G The application comes with an intuitive and clean interface that provides step-by-step navigation while driving or walking. Users can fully make use of its real-time traffic information and also lane guidance features. It displays selected places and buildings in 3D form. It also comes with multi-tasking features. #4 – Waze social GPS traffic & gas Price: Free For: iPhone, iPod touch, iPad The difference this application poses compared to other navigation apps is that it provides the route and traffic information given by users. Its community sharing feature allows users to put in some information on road hazards, traffic jams, and police speeding traps. It can also detect whether or not the user is driving below or over the speed limit. This interactive application enables users to converse with each other and even arrange some possible meet-ups.
Matt is a technology enthusiast, particularly surrounding smartphones and Apple products. Living in the UK, Matt passionately follows all of the latest news on Apple from across the globe.