MapQuest: Google Maps Alternative With GPS Navigation And More [Android & iPhone]

Those who seek an application similar to Google Maps can find an alternation in MapQuest. The service provided maps and routes as an applica...

MapQuest-Google-Maps-Alternative-With-GPS-Navigation-And-More-[Android-&-iPhone]-(1)Those who seek an application similar to Google Maps can find an alternation in MapQuest. The service provided maps and routes as an application for iPhone and Android, with navigation using the GPS device. The idea is very good, but MapQuest still does not work in many countries. Despite a cool interface, clicking on the icons to find the shops on the map, the application is very limited. For now, he has no information about the Brazilian cities, therefore, does not show any results for the search for establishments. Furthermore, no readily addresses, since it is only able to understand addresses in English. Thus, every time it stores a route search, inserts unnecessary characters and numbers, making it impossible to locate the place. Another detail is that MapQuest restarts and crashes often. For these reasons, it is not yet time to replace Google Maps by this, yet you should keep an eye over it for future updates.

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MapQuest has some useful features. At the bottom of the screen, you can see icons of items you can find on the map. To find them, just select one and the application displays the location of the closest. You can select hotels, restaurants, malls, gas stations, airports, cafes, post offices, parks, markets, schools, hospitals, cinemas, ice cream parlors, bars, pharmacies and workshops.

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Clicking on "Directions" you can trace a route on the map and click "Start navigation" to receive instructions on how to get there. The route can be a car or on foot. You can also view traffic conditions at the planned route and seek alternative routes. The application is entirely in Portuguese and still needs to be updated to display more information about the cities.


  • Voice-guided, Turn-by-Turn Directions – Like a GPS, your phone speaks to you.
  • Gas Prices - Find the cheapest gas prices near you.
  • Live Traffic Cameras - See what the traffic looks like ahead.
  • Simplified Search – Look for restaurants, gas stations & more with a tap.
  • Live Traffic – Updated every 5 minutes.
  • Walking & Driving Directions – Either way, we'll give you the best route.
  • MORE: Multiple-stop routes, landscape view, customizable avatars and more!

Check out the video demo below:


  • Organized interface
  • Nice concept
  • Rare kind of apps


  • Unable to establish connection on our test
  • Doesn’t get the addresses correctly
  • Do not have the feature to search addresses by keywords

Download MapQuest For Android

Download MapQuest For iPhone

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