The Mapkin Location App Treats Users Like Natives of the Region

By: Misel Saban - Sep 19, 2015
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The Mapkin is a map app that treats its users as if they're natives to the region by providing directions like a local would. The app's innovative design ensures more accurate directions and speeder routes based off of crowdsourced knowledge rather than pulling from a standardized database.

The Mapkin platform is powered by fellow drivers that send in traffic tips, helpful landmark sightings and share advice on maneuvering through various neighbourhoods. This crowdsourced knowledge is used to provide travellers with more accurate directions that outsmart current traffic with more up-to-date directions making the app much more reliable to use for trips thanks to its local advice. The app also allows a voice guidance feature that points out visual cues as you drive so that you don't miss turns or specific places.