See on Scoop.it – Location Is Everywhere
The Google Maps app has been updated to let you share your favorite places via Google+.
This is a good read with information about the direction of the Google Maps App. But if you live in a place like New Zealand where we still pay over the top for mobile data, using this app can quickly become a lot more expensive than buying a traditional nav device or app where ALL the maps are stored locally.
Don’t take my advice for this. Try the Google Maps app on your device. Before you start, close down all the other apps you have running and start up your data usage app. If you don’t have one, download a free one.
Then use the Google Maps App for your next trip and see how much data you use. I think you will be very surprised. Don’t get me wrong, it is a very cool app. If you live in a country where data is cheap, it can be very good and is improving al the time. Real time traffic, alternate routes, enriched Points of Interest, its going places. Just remember, because it is free, doesn’t mean it is free to use. Look at what it costs in mobile data over a half hour trip there and a half hour trip back. I’d love you to share that result with me.