Well, what I find most confusing on my Droid in regards to navigation is how many programs that there are in locating an address, restaurant, or place of business. Why so many? And your answer is? What I am talking about? this is what I am talking about, there is, Car Home, Maps, and Voice Search. Can someone tell me when you would use one application over the other when conducting a search? This would benefit us all.
Car Home: This is just a nav like interface that launches when you plug the droid into the car dock. This GUI basically gives you the look and feel of a Garmin/Tom Tom stand alone nav unit.
Maps: This is the core app that car home will interface with to grab driving directions. If you are not plugging into the car dock, you would just launch this app to get your directions.
Voice Search: Makes it easier to search for things on the internet/phone. Use this program as an alternate method to plug an address into your phone instead of typing it.
These apps do all integrate one way or another, but if you aren't using the droid dock, you don't need to launch car home. This co-mingling of apps is what makes the android platform so awesome. If you are developing an app you can have your app interface with another already written program, so you dont have to re-invent the wheel so to speak. For example, when you use shop savvy you can have the option to get directions to a local store that has the product you are after. That link will interface with maps to get you to your destination. Shop savvy itself does not have the ability to provide turn by turn directions.
All these similar apps out there that accomplish the same thing are just different flavors of the same general concept. For example....camry vs the accord...same car segment, different take on how the car should be designed. You pick the design you like best.
Last edited by niraj; 12-27-2009 at 09:19 AM.
I guess no app is perfect. Arrived in West Palm Beach tonight and looked for Hyatt Place. The app put me one block south and two streets away from the actual hotel. Unfortunately I could not see they Hyatt from the road (small building) and had to asked for directions.
It did have the address correct, but never put me on the right street.
Seems like everyone wants to deny this is a problem which should be fixed. I never said it happens ALL of the time. I never said the program SUCKS. I've actually said--more than once--this is a great program, however, it could be greater if they'd fix the problem(s) others have found. Will they fix it? I hope so (and I'd guess they'll work everything out), but they can't fix something if they don't know about a problem can they?