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7 Best Android GPS Apps for you Android Devices

I am always on the hunt for the newest and greatest apps and GPS application/services are no exception. Are phone based GPS apps really better than personal navigation devices? I believe they are. Phone based GPS systems have the ability to do much more complex tasks that would be impossible without a wireless data network.
Now a days GPS system is very helpful apps with help of this app we can find anything we can’t be able to search, We can locate our friend if it’s ever lost or stolen.Below are some of the location based apps.
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With great advancement the technology is developing day by day and with great advancement the more new apps are originating day by day and some of the new apps with you may be all the geeks are very well familiar. But today I want to review some of the Best GPS apps which are listed below.

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Best GPS Apps for Android Devices

There are hundreds of GPS applications availablre in the market for Android phone but here we compiled some best GPS apps for your Android Phones.

Google Maps Navigation

Google Maps with navigation is available for Android 1.6 and higher. This suite has proven itself and is currently the most popular GPS app for Android 1.6 users and above. It includes many features that no other GPS apps are able to provide, such as Street View and Satellite views.

Loopt- Android GPS Apps

Loopt users can share their location between carrier networks with fellow Loopt users on AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, Boost, MetroPCS and T-Mobile. The Android version offers all the core Loopt features including background location updating which enables users to receive alerts when a friend is nearby. Users can also switch between map modes for a satellite view of their friend map or to monitor traffic delays. Beyond sharing their location and status information with friends via phones, Loopt users can also easily share their information with popular Web services such as Facebook, MySpace and Twitter or personal blogs and Web sites.

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Glympse – Android GPS App

Glympse uses the T-Mobile G1’s GPS to find your location, then lets you send a link with that location to a friend, family member, business associate and so on. When the intended recipient receives the link, they can click on it to open a dynamic map that displays your location in real-time. Rather than being yet another social network that you have to fill out a profile for, invite friends, and all the other usual hassles, Glympse requires no registration or login. And friends are temporary. You can choose to allow your location to be seen for a minimum of 15 minutes and a maximum of 4 hours which drastically simplifies the user privacy process.

Locale – Android GPS Apps

This is the clever kind of app that I love. It uses your location to adjust settings on the phone. It might seem a little confusing at first, but you can program your phone to perform certain functions when you get to predefined locations. For example – You can set the phone to remind you to charge your battery when you walk through your front door. You can set the phone to go switch to silent mode as soon as you arrive at the cinema. The list is endless and you can configure it to do exactly what you want. Shame this is only available for Android.

Places Directory- GPS Apps for Android

As the name implies, Places Directory allows you to browse nearby places in categories like Restaurants, Movie Theaters, Hotels and Banks. You’ll see distance and directions to the destination, and if you tap on the listing, we’ll show ratings and photos. You can also call the business or view its location on Google Maps.

CoPilot- Android GPS Apps

If you do a lot of traveling and often travel off your planned routes CoPilot is for you. CoPilot’s software works on maps that are downloaded to the SD card on the phone. The larger storage of a SD card allows you to fit the maps for all of North America on the phone. CoPilot also has a nice interface that is easy to use while driving. If you are used to a conventional GPS system like a Garmin, CoPilot is the closest you will come in terms on interface. I also prefer the voice alerts much better on CoPilot than on Google Maps. Copilot does everything you need in a GPS app, even thought it may not include some of the fancier features like Street View.

Wisepilot- Android GPS Apps

7 of The Best Android GPS Apps
WisePilot is another GPS app for Android. Honestly I feel this app doesn’t set itself apart from any of the other GPS apps enough to justify a $69.95 per year price tag. Yes, it does get you to point to point. It does have points of interest and voice alerts, but so do the free apps along with CoPilot. The one thing that it does do, is it lets you manage all your routes online. This can be a very nice feature if you are planning a trip. You can map out an entire trip from start to finish, including places to eat and the gas stations you will have to stop at, all on their website.

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64 comments

  1. Is there any current (2014) information?

  2. I’ve tried all of these apps out at some point or another. I find that the best mapping app for general use is Locus. This is not a social app, but a true mapping app. The free version is plenty good enough for most people, but the paid version makes it even better. The best navigation app to replace an in-car GPS navigation device for Android is CoPilot, which is now owned by Trimble.

  3. This was exacly the information I was looking for. I can’t use google maps navigation because of all the data being sucked out of the limited plan. If I drive in a bad coverage area, then I will be SOL.

    Copilot is very cheap and stored locally on the phone. I did plan on buying the new garmin for 2013 garmin for $380, but this will be great alternative for a large Galaxy Note II 5.55″ screen.

  4. thanks for sharing the apps I’m using Glympse

  5. at TWK,
    years ago we invented fire and humans lived approx 25years.
    I get your point, but using “years ago” isnt an argument:p.

  6. @oZo
    he proved his point, you have no intimate knowledge of your surroundings.
    which is better then GPS. GPSNAV doesnt take you off of the roads.
    Go get lost in the woods and then lets see your “turn by turn” help you home.

  7. Get over yourself, TWK. Before maps, people used animal trails, the flight of birds and the stars. What’s your point? The technology is here. Use it.

  8. good software for android

  9. hi
    thanks for list its very helpful for me
    but I’m face issue in Google map when I connect my device to WiFi
    Google map find my location using IP address which point to place away from
    my real location by miles (about 5 miles !) .
    this is big issue in Google map when you have internet connection
    They should use Embedded GPS Instead of IP
    because many internet providers give users fake location for their IP address for security reasons and Google Don’t know that !

  10. Get out of your house and look at your computer screen less.  Clearly you have never been in the deep wilderness for extended periods of time where an intimate knowledge of the terrain is not known and GPS can save your life.  And “years” ago people didn’t look at their phones, they looked at maps…

  11. Does anyone know of a GPS that works on Android that does not need online connection, ie, stores the map in memory, just like a GPS?  I am traveling outside the country and will have no data connection where I am going (that i can afford to pay for), so i would like to download the maps in advance or purchase a real GPS software that has map data stored in phone memory.  Something like a real Garmin on my Android.  Any info you give me would be helpful.

  12. Here is a new GPS based app for android and iPhone:
    http://www.app2find.com/

  13. “Locus Pro” is really great for off trail use.  It’s very feature rich.

  14. Thanks for this extremely useful listed post . Its always good to have alternatives .

  15. look around more, look at your phone less.  that app has worked for years. only issue is that it is extremely dependent on available RAM of the individual.

  16. Any for South Korea? I’m with the military over here and sure would put that app to good use.

  17. Does anyone know of an app that uses google maps and shows the route I have just taken? That would be fantastic. It would be great for learning the new city I am in.

  18. the best app ever for gps navigation is sygic maps rest all is just bull shit

  19. worked great for me first try and doesnt charge your gps bill on phone from what ive seen.

  20. The picture of the first page is an Android APP called GPS Status designed by EclipSim.

  21. Are there any software which are for A-GPS devices?

  22. Newbie to smart-phones!! Do all these GPS apps. use data minutes?

  23. the very first picture is showing “GPS STATUS” that is the name of the app in the market…it is free…you can show a RADAR and Status…you just click the menu box and select….You can even put in cords. in it and then click the menu button mark the point, and then click show map…it will pull up ur cords on a map…mine is Google map

  24. Include Ulysse Speed o meter as well. I now use it to monitor my speed while driving

  25. For car navigation, I have tried both CoPilot and WisePilot (and also Sygic which is not mentioned here), but I prefer Mireo Dontpanic. Perhaps Dontpanic should have made it to this list?

  26. very usefull. thank you brother. let’s try out.

  27. I just downloaded and then uninstalled a gps just like the photo at the beginning that the pilot was asking for. I don’t remember the name of it, but I found it in the droid apps market by doing a search for GPS. It was one of the first 3 or 4 gps apps in the free section

  28. Hi,

    try new SMS application Better SMS Pro.

    It is so simple and fast, i love it!

  29. Really annoying you don’t mention the app in the first picture!! Thankfully someone told us what it was.

  30. Dear editor
    at the first picture of the page i see an image of a phone simulating a simple gps (not a navigator for roads). Since i am a pilot i would be interested at an application showing me the north, assigning waypoints and having info such as distance to waypoint , time to destination, etc.
    Would be glad to have this info. Thanks

  31. On my Droid X, the Google Maps will not play through my VW Jetta Sportwagen’s built-in Bluetooth system = it goes silent. Will one of these work?

  32. Just got 100 pound phone bill. The only difference was that i used gps navagation last month.

  33. tell me please what is the name of aplication shown in the first picture of this page
    http://www.geekersmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/android-gps-application.jpg thank you very much!!

  34. @Rich Yes, the Streets and Trips GPS receivers work with all android apps we have tried.
    We have the X-Blox S&T recvr and the earlier (can’t remember the model) S&T receiver.
    Have NOT been able to use any of the DeLorme Bluetooth recvrs and limited success with DeLorme USB attached recvrs.

  35. who is family? brits? aus? anyways, I am lost without gps and these apps like great. I need to focus on designing and making a few apps but this is boosting me to save up to finally get the droid hardware!

  36. Ovi maps with turn by turn gps navigation, free for life with Nokia. I’m waiting for Android phones to have the same function before I consider changing my Nokia. That is if Nokia remains in business.

  37. @Nick there’s one called Phone locator, by family safety production I found it by accident looking for a good gps. free to try I think then $4.99 a month or something. I’m thinking abt getting it so I can “Lojack” my teen as well.

  38. Is there an Addroid app that will work with the MS Streets and Trips USB receiver?

  39. Is there an app where I can find the location of my kids by entering there cell phone number?

  40. To track your actual route using your Android phone I found Open GPS Tracker to be the best: https://market.android.com/details?id=nl.sogeti.android.gpstracker.

    They also have direct integration with http://www.gobreadcrumbs.com so you can organize, edit and share your tracks in a web application.

  41. how can we interface an android application with gps???????????????/

  42. Can I upload map of Malta (Europe) with an Adroid app and how?

    Thanks.

  43. Need Android app that gives latitude and longitude coordinates to use on location.

  44. Glympse shows the route taken, speed, duration, even shows you how many people(if any) are watching your Glympse.

  45. Try Galileo. It’s current project with different functionality. The average speed will be added during some days.

  46. The GPS application pictured at the top of this page is called “GPS Status”.

  47. “Im Here Plus” is a combination of “I’m here”, “Where are you?” and SMS popup.
    “Im Here Plus” allows you to use SMS text messaging to check the status and GPS location of any person on your contact list, as long as they have “Im Here Plus” installed as well. You may also choose to send others your current location via SMS, whether with just your GPS address or with an edited personalized location.
    Anyone can also text you “where r u?” from any device and receive an automatic response with your availability (which you may manually select: busy or free), as well as your current GPS location.

    Unique feature “Smart GPS”:
    We all know GPS doesn’t work well when you’re inside of buildings, upon this point, Phone will use tower signal to only get approximate address which may be too far off from your current address. “Smart GPS” will solve this issue.
    How Smart GPS works? It learns the position’s data from your activities in the past, combines with time and signals data, try to provide the best address.

  48. Nilimesh,

    At the top of the page you have a picture of a GPS application that seems to make your phone work like a conventional GPS, giving your current position, bearing, speed, etc. (And, I think with a satelite view.) That is exactly what I have been looking for. Do you know the name of that application?

  49. yes …. Ndrive

  50. All these apps use GPRS which eats minutes.  How about featuring some GPRS apps that have no GPRS use  — that is no need for a data connection.

  51. “my tracks” can monitor your average speed, max speed, etc.

  52. I am partial to the Garmin maps and hope that they will bring out a version Similar to Garmin XT for Android.  This works nicely on Symbian, however, Android is where the action is today.

  53. IS THERE ANY GPS APP WHICH DETERMINE THE AVERAGE SPEED WHILE USING MY GPS?

  54. What about if I want to gps a mountain area that has no roads? I want to make sure I can return to my starting point.

  55. a similar app is ‘gps test’

  56. Is i true that you cant find your gps location when you are inside a big building??

  57.  No mention of Locus?

  58. Kristján Bjartmarsson

    Is any of the above applications able to track and log the actual route you take and show it on a map, along with trip distance and duration?

  59. I would like to know where the app is for the first displayed screen?

  60. Awesome! Which one is the best though?

  61. Check out Map Rules for Android. I use it instead of Locale. Free and paid versions. https://market.android.com/details?id=com.cogtactics.maprules.free

  62. what a great stuff here..

  63. Waze is probably one of the best freeware navigation apps for the Android. Very surprised to see it didn’t make the list. It

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