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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Shouse, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. Shouse

    Shouse Member
    Thread Starter

    So I've been using google maps on my hero for gps directions and so far like it a lot. I was wondering if there's a setup like a garmin GPS where you can ask the GPS app to find local restaurants/theatres/stores/etc in the area?
     


  2. Danokan

    Danokan Well-Known Member

    When Google Maps is running.

    Menu.

    Search.

    There are also several apps that will give you "local" businesses such as Where, Places Directory, etc.
     
  3. Shouse

    Shouse Member
    Thread Starter

    I know about the search function.
    But rather than being in a strange place and having to type in:
    search Wendy's
    Search Burger King
    Search AutoZone

    I'd rather be able to search for food and see what's in the area. Basically the same function a regular garmin has.
     
  4. Danokan

    Danokan Well-Known Member


    Then I would suggest a 3rd party app like Where, Places Directory, White Pages, etc.
     
  5. Shouse

    Shouse Member
    Thread Starter

    I DL'ed where. I'm pretty impressed, did what I needed it to do. Thanks for the help.
     
  6. sbddude

    sbddude Lurker

    yelp is good for this task also.
     
  7. kennyidaho

    kennyidaho Android Enthusiast

    Google Maps does that as well. You can search for "Food" and it will have a list of different places related to food - search for pizza and you get pizza joints, burgers gets you burger joints. On the bottom left of the map is the list icon which will show you the results in a list format.
     
  8. King_Louie

    King_Louie Lurker

    Places Directory is a really slick app... it gives you reviews, ratings, info (address & phone number that you can call from the app). It also has a red arrow (sort of a directional compass) that will actively point you in the direction of the location.

    I give it two thumbs up...
     
  9. thefley

    thefley Android Enthusiast

    open google maps and then hit the mic in top right hand corner, speak what you are looking for and it will show you all the locations in your area
     
  10. jimdroid

    jimdroid Android Expert

    Aloqa is pretty cool too...another alternative
     
  11. JB in AZ

    JB in AZ Android Expert


    When I try this, I see the mic button, but when I push it, it turns green, and nothing happens. When I push the search button (hard button above and left of the power button) I get the choice to input text ot use the mic, and it opens a window saying something like "speak now". But this doesn't seem to work on my Google maps. Any ideas... anyone?

    One of the few things I miss on my old Instinct was the voice search. Well, maybe the keyboard also, but that is for a different thread.
     
  12. ndroid

    ndroid Newbie


    w. google maps open at your current or specific location hit the search option( on menu or dedicaded key) then push the lil microphone in the right upper corner and whaa laaa! one of the best features on GM atm Speak it! he'll find it :eek:
     
  13. ej132

    ej132 Member

    does the hero have speech directions? I mean can it tell you out loud turns and stuff like a garmin or does it only show it?
     
  14. ndp506

    ndp506 Newbie

    i believe it only shows it... those features will be avail on the 2.0/2.1 update when we get the same google maps as VZW droid...
     
  15. ej132

    ej132 Member

    Is that supposed to be coming soon? And are those kinds of updates free or do they charge you like apple?
     
  16. imneveral0ne

    imneveral0ne Well-Known Member

    they will be free
     
  17. ndp506

    ndp506 Newbie

    expected release of the update is H1Y10... and yes they will be free
     

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