Navigation Sensation

Ah, GPS, that mystical service that allows anyone to never be lost again. I rely on it fairly often, since I don’t have the greatest sense of direction and sometimes I need all the help I can get. It used to be a boutique item only available in the creme de la creme of automobiles, but now it’s something that’s as readily available to anyone with an iPhone as a Facebook or Twitter account.

Anyone with a smart phone can get GPS functionality on their device for a minimal cost, or in some cases no cost at all. A friend of mine actually told me about the Mapquest app for the iPhone available for Free in the AppStore that does the exact same thing that the Navigon app does, for which I paid over $50 for about a year ago. I’ve already come to grips with the fact that I’d already spent the money, that’s not really the issue at hand here.

Speaking of social networking, and GPS apps/devices, why in the world would anyone want to combine the two? There’s nothing I want more than while driving down the highway at 70 mph (Yes, I speed.) than to update my Facebook status! Oh, huzzah! I can post an update to Facebook from my $50 Navigon app, but not from the Mapquest app. Oh, darn. What on earth am I to do?

Granted, I haven’t used the Mapquest app yet, I’ll be trying it tonight, so I may very well see where that $50 went if the Mapquest app sucks. I’ll be sure to post an update, but not during the drive. :)



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