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57 Inventive Navigation Apps

From Personalized Navigation Apps to Wandering Adventurer Apps

— February 5, 2014 — Tech
Google is continually expanding its maps, both outside and indoors. While this is a huge undertaking, there are some apps that are working on the same task, just on a much smaller scale. The ‘Inside’ app is a perfect example of this, since it makes it easier for mall shoppers to get around by digitizing the mall’s directory.

Augmented reality has a lot of uses and it’s ideal for assisting with navigation. One particularly fun way that it is used is to lead people to an aquarium, using waddling penguins to lead the way.

In addition to destination-focused navigation apps, there are also plenty of applications for exploration, even if you don’t have a specific place you want to go.
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Map-Able Blueprints
Map-Able Blueprints
The Google Maps Floorprint Ability in the UK is Astonishing
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56
Quirky Tourist Attraction Apps
Quirky Tourist Attraction Apps
Roadside America Connects You to Hidden Gems
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Minimal Android Maps
Minimal Android Maps
Never Get Lost Again with the Updated Map App for Android
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54
Phone OS Stereo Systems
Phone OS Stereo Systems
Swiftkey Announces the AX1 Android-Powered Car Stereo System at CES 2014
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53
Office-Finding Apps
Office-Finding Apps
The Liquidspace App Helps Mobile Workers Find Homes
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52
Intuitive Urban Routing Apps
Intuitive Urban Routing Apps
Google Maps for iPhone Returns to the Delight of Diligent Users
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51
Tour-Guiding Mobile Apps
Tour-Guiding Mobile Apps
Replace a Tour Guide or Handbook with the Urbanwonderer Tour-Guiding App
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50
Informational Queue Apps
Informational Queue Apps
The WaitBot App Aims to Reduce Your Time in Line
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49
Economical Adventurer Sim Cards
Economical Adventurer Sim Cards
The 'DOODAD' SIM Card Gives You Cheap Data Rates Worldwide
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48
Immersive Cinematic Travel Apps
Immersive Cinematic Travel Apps
The Cinemacity App Overlays Cinema with the World Around You
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47
Geographical Information Apps
Geographical Information Apps
The Updated Google Earth Mobile Edition Features Custom Maps
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46
Business Tycoon Tour Apps
Business Tycoon Tour Apps
Virgin Atlantic London City Guide Includes Richard Branson's Top Places
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45
Crash-Preventing Droid Docks
Crash-Preventing Droid Docks
The Aura Smartphone Car Dock Makes Using Your Phone on the Road Safer
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44
Augmented Reality Maps
Augmented Reality Maps
The AR-MAPS App Works Can Detect Current Locations with a Simple Point
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43
3D-Infused Maps
3D-Infused Maps
Google Earth 3D for Mobile Gives Users a Full Topography View
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42
Verbal Navigation Bike Gadgets
Verbal Navigation Bike Gadgets
The CycleNav Launched at CES 2014 & Will Revolutionize Your Biking
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41
Filtered Photography Mapping Tools
Filtered Photography Mapping Tools
The ‘Instagram 3.0’ Software Update Offers Advanced
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40
Entertaining Road Travel Apps
Entertaining Road Travel Apps
Roadtrippers Provides Directions Based on Most Interesting Route
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39
Geo-Tagged Snack Campaigns
Geo-Tagged Snack Campaigns
Clif Bar 'MojoGo' Initiative Rewards Twitter Users Who are Outdoors
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38
Pub-Hopping Apps
Pub-Hopping Apps
Use the barHappy App to Find Alcohol-Filled Adventures
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37
Augmented Reality Navigation Apps
Augmented Reality Navigation Apps
The HUDWAY App Makes Driving in Bad Weather Safer
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36
Sci-Fi Exploration Apps
Sci-Fi Exploration Apps
The Highest Frontier App Will Transport You to a Fictitious Space Colony
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35
Nostalgic Time-Travelling Apps
Nostalgic Time-Travelling Apps
The Timehop App Makes a Social Media Time Capsule of Yourself
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34
Topographic Portrait Apps
Topographic Portrait Apps
Geo-Tag Your Pictures Around the Globe With the Snapr iPhone App
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33
Handy Travel Hotspots
Handy Travel Hotspots
The Verizon Jetpack 4G LTE Lets You Access Your Email from 205 Countries
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Parking Reservation Apps
Parking Reservation Apps
BMW ParkNow Allows Users to Secure a Parking Spot in Advance
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31
Travel-Tracking Diary Apps
Travel-Tracking Diary Apps
This Travel App Records and Keeps Tracks of Your Daily Life
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30
GPS Music Festival Apps
GPS Music Festival Apps
Fezzee is a One-Time Stop for the Active Music Festival-Goer
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29
Crowdsourced City Scrapbooks
Crowdsourced City Scrapbooks
The WhatWasThere App Lets You Share and View Historical City Shots
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28
Social Surburban Cartography
Social Surburban Cartography
My City Lives Geo-Tags Video Content Onto Virtual Maps
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27
Built-In Auto Tablets
Built-In Auto Tablets
The Audi Android In-Car Tablet Was Revealed at 2014 CES
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26
Bidding Taxi Apps
Bidding Taxi Apps
The Didi Dache App Lets Users Bid for Fast Taxi Service
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25
Fantastical Journey Apps
Fantastical Journey Apps
'Sir Benfro's Brilliant Balloon' Takes You to the Center of Imagination
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24
Travelling Yoga Apps
Travelling Yoga Apps
Lululemon's 'Om-Finder' App is Made for On-the-Go Movement Enthusiasts
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23
Illness-Detecting Apps
Illness-Detecting Apps
The SickWeather App's Social Health Network Warns Users of Sickness
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22
Taxi-Hailing Apps
Taxi-Hailing Apps
The ZabKab App Ensures Cabs Will Come Straight to You
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21
Wandering Adventurer Apps
Wandering Adventurer Apps
The Crowsflight App Shows You the Way with a Direction Instead of a Map
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20
Tiny Parking Space Apps
Tiny Parking Space Apps
The Smart Spots App Locates Compact Spots Perfect for Smart Car Parking
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19
Augmented Reality GPS Apps
Augmented Reality GPS Apps
Wikitude Drive Displays Live Video of where you're Going
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18
Indoor Navigation Apps
Indoor Navigation Apps
The Inside App Makes Directories a Thing of the Past
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17
Pizza-Hunting Apps
Pizza-Hunting Apps
‘Pizza Compass’ App Leads You to the Perfect Slice of Pizza
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16
Navigational Cyling Devices
Navigational Cyling Devices
Say Goodbye to Cell Phone GPS with These Hammerhead Bike Navigators
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15
Deep-Sea Adventure Apps
Deep-Sea Adventure Apps
The iGills Smart Diving System Will Take You Under the Ocean
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14
Floor Plan-Generating Apps
Floor Plan-Generating Apps
The MagicPlan App Maps Out Your Home Easily and Accurately
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13
Social Dog Owner Apps
Social Dog Owner Apps
The Dogsquare Dog App Connects Pet Owners and Tracks a Dog's Health
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12
Coastal Kid-Locating Apps
Coastal Kid-Locating Apps
The Harvey Swim Harness Tracks Whereabouts and Vital Signs for Parents
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11
Social Road Trip Apps
Social Road Trip Apps
The 'SmileDrive' App Integrates Social Media with Road Trips
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Personalized Travel Apps
Personalized Travel Apps
Momondo is a Personalized iPad Travel App
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9
Sporty Navigational Timepieces
Sporty Navigational Timepieces
The TomTom Multi-Sport GPS Watch Tracks, Times and Directs Athletes
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8
Food Truck Locating Apps
Food Truck Locating Apps
The Toronto Food Trucks App Locates Nearby Eats
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7
Penguin-Guided Navigation Apps
Penguin-Guided Navigation Apps
The 'Follow the Penguin' App Guides People to the Sunshine Aquarium
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6
Path-Finding Timepieces
Path-Finding Timepieces
The Navigo is a Tactile Bracelet That Vibrates to Act as a Navigotor
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5
Mobile Audio Broadcasting Apps
Mobile Audio Broadcasting Apps
Broadcastr is a New Social Media Tool for Those on the Go
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Adventure-Rewarding Apps
Adventure-Rewarding Apps
The Wrangler 'Mileage' Adventure App Tracks Adventures and Rewards You
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3
Innovative Navigation Cams
Innovative Navigation Cams
The Travelling Companion Panorama Camera is Optimal Tourist Technology
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2
Smartphone GPS Bike Mounts
Smartphone GPS Bike Mounts
Equip Your Bicycle with This iPhone Bike Mount
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Image-Inscribed Mapvertising
Image-Inscribed Mapvertising
This Vodacom Geolocation Campaign Finds Your Family Members
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