Are you a proud owner of iPhone 5? If yes, you might be one among many looking around for a navigation app as an alternative to the native Apple map. Fortunately, you have plenty of reliable navigation apps, which perform extremely well. Most of the apps act as a perfect guide while driving and on foot. Let’s look at some of the best apps in the market:


Google Maps App


The all new Google Maps App is more attractive and smoother when compared to its previous version. Some of the features that will make you instantly like the app are:

  • Fantastic satellite and map graphics with the ability to view buildings in 3D
  • Even while in pedestrian mode you can change the view over from 2D to 3D or vice versa
  • Provides exact details on public transit and real-time traffic
  • Lets you point a place of interest to look for its identity. You also have the liberty to look for location, contact information, reviews and other data

Bing App (3.03)


Bing for iOS devices was launched way back in 2009 and was known as the ‘best general search app.’ Though several apps have been launched in the market since then, the improvements that Bing app has gone through still makes it a tough competitor. Bing is more popular for its features:

  • Provides driving, transit and walking directions based on current traffic
  • Provides details on nearest shops, restaurants, deals and more
  • Provides entertainment snippets! Movie ratings, trailers and reviews of the latest flicks
  • Allows you to stay connected through Facebook and share articles, apps, images, etc.
  • Are you interested in watching videos? Watch them on YouTube, ABC, MSN and Hulu via Bing

TomTom App (1.12)


TomTom app has been recently updated with a lot of improvements.   The new version is designed keeping both the iPad and iPhone customers in mind. Take a look at its features:

  • IQ routes, offline maps and speed cameras
  • Provides an excellent up-to-date HD traffic add-on
  • Enables quick navigation
  • Designed with an informative display with details about the street, current speed, speed limit of the road, remaining distance to be travelled and also estimates the arrival time
  • Includes clear voice prompts and celebrity voices can also be chosen
  • Offers 3D lane assistance

Waze App (3.5.3)


Waze app provides a wonderful free navigation solution. Waze has some features, which most of the apps in the market lack. Popular features of this app include:

  • Animated, colorful traffic icons displaying the current status of traffic
  • Delay times are designed to be in sharp, bold texts making it easy to view
  • Provides real-time traffic alerts
  • Complaints can be registered on accidents and heavy traffic
  • Provides data on crowd-sourced route

TeleNav Scout App


TeleNav specializes in offering navigation services on mobile phones. They have been in the market for the past 10 years. Scout is the recent product from them, which can be downloaded for free. Popular features of this app include:

  • Unique dashboard, which often leads you to a map in 3D or 2D
  • Perfect voice prompts at the right time
  • A separate icon to learn about the weather conditions
  • Provides a neat interface, which is home to several visual clues

In short, all the above listed apps prove to be a wonderful companion while walking, biking, driving and using public transits. A navigation app is your must-have companion while traveling, so pick the app that you are comfortable with.

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