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I want an app that will guide me when walking in cities or towns

tgr
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I want an app that will guide me when walking in cities or towns

Can anyone recommend an app for an android phone which will guide you around unfamiliar  towns etc when walking as opposed to driving.
Thank you
Gordon
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Re: I want an that will guide when walking in cities or towns

Not sure if this is what you're looking for (don't know if there's any town specific apps) but I always use google maps - links in with searches for places, offers walking directions and can also be used to follow yourself around if you turn the GPS on (assuming your phone has GPS).
Hope that helps.
tgr
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Re: I want an app that will guide me when walking in cities or towns

thank you Matt i reckon that will be ideal
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Re: I want an app that will guide me when walking in cities or towns

And of course it works perfectly with Android.  Wink
And probably logs every step back to Googlecentral.  Lips are sealed
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Re: I want an that will guide when walking in cities or towns

Quote from: Matt
... if you turn the GPS on (assuming your phone has GPS).

AFAIK it doesn't necessarily need GPS as it can often find an approximate position based on 'visible' wi-fi access points.
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Re: I want an app that will guide me when walking in cities or towns

If you're running on Android, you can get the "Trip Advisor" app for the appropriate city. I did that when I went to Rome.
http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/
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Re: I want an app that will guide me when walking in cities or towns

Get a map.  Cool

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Re: I want an app that will guide me when walking in cities or towns

Quote from: Mattz0r
If you're running on Android, you can get the "Trip Advisor" app for the appropriate city. I did that when I went to Rome.

+1
I used this in New York and it was fantastic. Found some nice little eateries.
One benefit is that it can load the full map for offline use before you move away from your wi-fi and/or 3G data.