Turn-By-Turn Directions

Turn-by-turn navigation is a feature of some GPS navigation devices where directions for a selected route are continually presented to the user in the form of spoken and visual instructions. The system keeps the user up-to-date about the best route to the destination, and is often updated according to changing factors such as traffic and road conditions. Turn-by-turn systems typically use an electronic voice to inform the user whether to turn left or right, the street name, and how much distance to the turn.
Posts about Turn-By-Turn Directions
  • Google Maps Update Makes Cities More Searchable

    …, as the version 4.2.0 for iOS will allow users to filter restaurant searches based on cuisine. The update also allows users to share directions via a drop-down menu in the top right corner of the app that sends turn-by-turn directions via SMS to their Google contacts within the app. Related articles Directions can also be saved in phone calendars for later. Users can also add pins to the origin and destination during navigation. …

    Emily Alford/ Search Engine Watchin Google- 8 readers -
  • GM Puts Local Search in the Driver's Seat With AtYourService

    … partnered with RetailMeNot to offer drivers deals on local goods and services. To use AtYourService, drivers touch the OnStar button located on the rearview mirror of GM vehicles to reach an OnStar representative who acts as a concierge, guiding drivers with turn-by-turn directions to stores, restaurants, gas stations, and more. If drivers request…

    Emily Alford/ Search Engine Watch- 5 readers -
  • Killer App? Why Not Just Kill The App

    …, the app (Waze, Apple Maps, etc.) can still provide turn-by-turn directions. Repetitiveness. Think of something like Starbucks, where you are using your app to find locations and/or pay with your phone every day. This might also be the case for an app that helps pay for parking meters, checks weather, or even your e-mail client. The thinking…

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  • How Will Apple Watch Handle Local Search?

    … DeMers explained in Forbes, this feature will “provide hands-free, eye-free directions with directional buzzes.” This feature is accomplished by using the Siri interface, which utilizes Bing search results. Wearers can search for a local business through voice and then receive turn-by-turn directions via Apple Maps. Because of the small screen…

    Albert Costill/ Search Engine Journalin Social SEO Google How To's- 10 readers -
  • MapQuest’s New Commute App Helps Optimize Drive Times

    MapQuest has introduced a new app for Google Play and iOS: “Commute.” Just as the name suggests, it’s a stand-alone app intended to help drivers manage and optimize their daily driving to and from work. Commute is the third stand-alone mobile app produced by MapQuest. The others are a gas prices app and a travel blogging app for iPhone only.

    Greg Sterling/ Search Engine Land- 4 readers -
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