Cell phones in the last 10 years have exploded in their technology and capabilities. Every day new applications come out and the uses for your phone increase with each new application that is launched. The main use of my phone is, of course, being able to send and receive calls, text messages and search for directions to and from certain destinations. There are several applications that allow you to search for addresses and some that even guide you step by step. One of the most popular address applications is Google Maps, and it’s free.
With Google Maps you can search for business, addresses, traffic conditions and other information. If you have GPS capabilities on your phone, what most smartphones do will even show you on the map en route to your destination. You have the option to toggle between a list of step-by-step directions or to see the route on a map with a pop-up window of your next address. This application is extremely useful and is one of the easiest ways to search for directions on your phone.
If you do not have it installed, you can download it through your application center or by visiting Google’s mobile page, m.google.com. Once it is installed, you can open it and have it find it, locate it. Once you locate it you can search for an address or business. Press the menu option and select “search” and enter the name of the company, the city or the address you want to find. If more than one option is available, a list will be filled and you can choose the one you want. Once you find the location, you have the option to get directions from your exact location and you can get directions by car, walking or cycling.
The ability to get directions directly to your phone has instantly made a world of convenience available at any time. You will no longer have to look at the paper maps or print the instructions before leaving on a road trip. It has all the information you need to get exactly where you want and will even inform you of the estimated time of arrival and show you the current traffic conditions.