Top Map Apps


When you pick up a new vehicle from Johnson Brothers Ford, depending on the trim level, you may be able to connect your smart phone to your vehicle and download apps including different map apps. Some are better for more remote areas or hiking and some are great for directing you around traffic jams.

Waze Social GPS, Maps and Traffic

This free app is owned by Google and while a few of its features are tied into Google, the app can be used without Google. Get live traffic updates from people who are actually sitting in that traffic. The app also has a speedometer that will warn you when you are speeding if you want; and it finds the best gas prices on your route. Enjoy location sharing with friends and a ranking system.

BackCountry Navigator GPS Pro

This app is for those who like to hike or go camping and allows you to download maps to use offline, which is quite handy if you are in an area where you can’t get a good signal. The app is a little pricey at $9.99, but worth it if you hike often. The app allows you to mark the maps; and it features maps from several countries. Download a trial version to see if you like it.

MapFactor: GPS Navigation

For a classic turn-by-turn navigation app that is different from Google Maps, down load this free app. It does have in-app purchases. MapFactor uses OffStreetMap data which supports many countries with more being added all the time. The actual map data and the app is all free. If you prefer TomTom GPS navigation, you can download those maps for an additional charge.

Google Maps

Still the best application for maps is Google Maps, and it’s free. Enjoy consistent features, frequent updates, the ability to download maps for offline use, support worldwide and street view. You’ll also enjoy detailed information on about 100 million places.

Visit Johnson Brothers Ford

Stop by Johnson Brothers Ford to test drive a new vehicle with telematics features so that you can connect your phone to the vehicle and use additional map apps.

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