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This app starts "google™ maps™ app" in navigation mode directly.
This application does not use any "Google API", but simply starts "Google™ Maps™ Application" if installed on the device.
Google™ Maps™ & Google™ voice must be installed to work.
If your device has a version of Android lower than the 4.0 you do not need this app.
Review by AndroidHeadlines.com:
Description: SNAV Google Navigator is an Android app that aims to make getting from A to B as painless as possible. How the developers of SNAV want to do this is by leveraging the excellent Google Maps, but rather than replace it or smother it, SNAV aims to make it easier to access. You can think of SNAV as a shortcut to Google Maps, you can simply type an address, hit the button and Google Navigation will start right away. Great for in the car as you can program your home address, five favorites and it’ll remember your last destinations as well, making it super easy to get to where you want to go.
How it Works: As with anything on Android, you’ll need to download SNAV from the Play Store before you go any further. Upon launching the app, you’ll see some controls for the app.
From here, all you need to do is to hit the map search icon and then put in a name of a place or a street number of something similar.
After spending some time with the app, you’ll notice that recent destinations will be available from the main display. Here we can see the local town near me and my local guitar store. I also programmed some favorite locations, so when I hit those numbers I will be navigated to places like my friend’s house and girlfriend’s place.
You can put in whatever you want and if Google finds it right away (which is more than likely) then navigation will start right away.
It works grea tin the corner as everything goes landscape nice and easily and very little is difficult to deal with. It’s a great way of getting where you want to go, quickly and with very few distractions.
Opinion: I love Google Maps, it’s incredibly easy to use, but since they redid the design it’s always taken me a little longer to get to where I want to go. Perhaps I am getting old, or perhaps I can’t get used to the cleaner interface. SNAV however makes using Google’s great app really easy. If I need to visit my local guitar shop for another repair, I can simply but the name of the store in and then start driving, or walking. It’s as simple as that, there’s no steps to go through, you just search and then you can be on your way. On the way back, you can choose from your most recent destinations or just hit the home icon and be on your way back to your front door.
Conclusion: SNAV might be one of those apps that seems a little pointless, but it’s certainly far from it. Great for drivers who don’t want to be fiddling around with their phones at the wheel, SNAV will make the whole process of getting to where you want to go, and getting home again, a lot easier as well as less distracting for when you’re behind the wheel. At the end of the day, SNAV doesn’t change what isn’t broken, just adds a little something extra to make the process easier and safer.
Tested on: Samsung Galaxy S5, Samsung Galaxy S3, Samsung Galaxy S2, Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini, Samsung Galaxy Note, Samsung Galaxy Note2, Samsung Galaxy S4, Galaxy Mega 6.3, Google Nexus 4, HTC Sensation XL, Optimus L9, Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 7, HTC Desire X, Droid DNA, Xperia SL, Optimus L5, Galaxy S2 Plus, HTC ONE