The Android app also features a scrollable place map toolbar located at the bottom of the main map screen that allows you to search for hotels, restaurants, shopping, gas, coffee shops, etc. with just one click.
Additionally, Mapquest allows the use of crowd-sourced (user updated) maps, which I was first introduced to in Waze — another free navigation alternative for Android (see our Waze review here.)
Another Mapquest feature I liked is that most fields are voice enabled, which makes it easier to input information with minimal user interaction.
Overall, I find Mapquest very usable and a worthy first effort. For me, it doesn’t offer enough additional functionality to keep it on my Android device along with Google Maps and Co-Pilot Live.
Google Maps is my go-to, day-to-day GPS navigation app and I have Co-Pilot Live installed for the rare occasion where I wander off into an area without a cell signal. Co-Pilot Live pre-installs all of its maps so it doesn’t require an internet connection for navigation.
Mapquest is worth watching. Future versions may have me re-evaluating my mapping and navigation software.