Google Maps is available on Android and offers all the usual features of the Google service, plus the addition of a GPS feature which makes it impossible to get lost in a big city. Actually, between Google Maps and a GPS, it would be impossible to get lost anywhere in the world. As is the case with these kinds of applications, you’ll need to be connected to the Internet via 3G to download maps in real time. You can also use the GPS function to watch your position on the map as you move. By the numbers, Google Maps has information and maps for over 200 countries, information on public transportation in more than 15,000 cities, and detailed information on more than 100 million sites. Yes, that’s right, 100 million. Included in its many options, Google Maps allows you to choose a destination and plan the shortest route to it by different means of transportation. For example, you can ask the application to find the quickest route using public transportation, or you can search for the best route by foot. Google Maps is an essential app for any Android user that likes to travel...or just leave the house. Thanks to this application, it is almost impossible to get lost. The only problem is that once you get used to it, you won’t be able to live without it.
How to use the Local Guides on Google Maps The Local Guides are one of Google's many services that remain not especially widely known. Slipped in under Maps, this is a panel from which you can view all the business ratings and photos you've contributed to Google over time. To give all this content a bit of meaning, the so-called Local Guides system lets you get certain rewards if you make enough contributions. Read more
The best free Android apps for going camping When good weather shows its shy face, the hikers come out to play. Camping – either in the backcountry or on campgrounds – is one of the most alluring activities of the season. Whether you're at the beach or in the mountains far from civilization, it's always nice to have a bit a help from your smartphone with apps for geolocation services, weather, battery savings, or first aid tips. Read more
How to share your location in real time with Google Maps One of the latest updates to Google Maps has brought a very useful feature: an option to share your location in real time with other people over the app. Plus it can be viewed over the web version as well. Here we explain how to use it. Read more