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iOS CarPlay Navigation

As for the January 2020, there are 10 CarPlay enabled navigators available in Ukrainian AppStore. See twenty iOS Navigators 2020 comparison. That is about 50% of all. Some new applications were found since iOS Navigation 2016 comparison in November 2016. So trends are as following. Much more OpenStreetMap based application. Even apps with own maps (like Apple map) use or get some data from OSM. Free applications are in general better. So there is clear wikinomics at work. Maps and Traffic data quality are better with the mass collaboration approach. In 2020 there is almost no reason to use paid navigation and that is probably why most old-school “best in class” navigators like iGo are not in active development anymore. Also, there are fewer local apps on the market.

How to choose a navigation app for your region:

  • Map is actual (new streets, new buildings, etc)
  • Traffic information is available and good
  • The Map can be edited by users
  • Users are able to report traffic events
  • CarPlay and iPad support (if needed)
  • User Interface is good
  • Free or price is reasonable
  • Offline maps available

Waze

Best iOS navigation application for Kyiv right now.

  • The map is good and users able to edit it
  • Traffic is good and users are able to report road events
  • Both iPad and CarPlay are supported
  • Offline navigation available, but without offline search
  • UI is average

Google Maps

Alternative application. For those who do not like Waze.

  • The map is good, but only errors reporting for users
  • Traffic is good, but no events reporting
  • Ipad and CarPlay supported, but in 2D mode for CarPlay
  • Offline for some part of the map, not regions
  • UI is average

HudWay Go

Just to be mentioned for interesting design

  • Map is average
  • No traffic (and not free if available)
  • No iPad support
  • No Offline
  • But it is nice )

Others

This time, unlike in 2016, it was easy to define the best application from a number of available options.

CarPlay support

  • Waze
  • Google
  • Apple
  • MAPS.ME
  • Karta GPS
  • 2GIS
  • Sygic
  • TomTom Go
  • HudWay Go
  • Magic Earth

Actual Map

Got correct navigation for new street:

  • Waze
  • Yandex
  • Google
  • CityGuide

Navigation for bridge roadwork ( CarPlay Navigators screenshots)

  • Waze
  • Karta GPS

Map edit support

  • HERE
  • Waze
  • Yandex
  • OSM

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