Navigate the road with these mobile apps

Wednesday, June 22, 2011
By Julie Wiegan


With the long 4th of July holiday weekend coming up, maybe you’re looking to venture out and discover Americana on your own. If so then check out these great apps from that can help you navigate the road.

A map/local search app with directions and GPS support. Browse business listings and traffic information, Wikipedia articles, geotagged images, weather forecasts, or touristic webcams on a map on your phone. And you can create new layers with your content, just like making map mashups on the web but for mobile phones.

Use this app to discover great nearby places, get personalized recommendations on where to go next, save and share your favorite places, and find exclusive deals from local businesses!

Weather Underground
Use this to get weather information for worldwide locations, including current conditions, hourly forecasts, radar and satellite maps.

A location-based service for trip tracking from mobile. In real time tracks are traced on Google maps and stored in an online archive. With a simple geotagging feature it is possible to pin photos to a map precisely at a place they were taken.

Keep track of your gas mileage, expenses, oil checks with your mobile phone. The gas mileage log includes a comprehensive summary, mileage statistics and graphical history. This app can also send the mileage and trip logs to your computer by email.

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