Saturday, April 10, 2010

Android map navigation in Cairo

woot! Android map navigation working in Cairo now! See how it works in the following animated sequence. A few cool things to notice:

1- It can start navigation from my location, which it knows by cell tours or GPS
2- I don't write my destination, I speak it out, it travels to google servers, gets recognized and comes back as text
3- It searches local areas, to identify the exact destination
4- then provides turn-by-turn instructions .. woohoo .. the future is now


Now the negatives:
1- No voice instructions .. you actually have to read ;)
2- The choice of routes, is not always what would make sense to me. I'll try to see how can I make it change its routing decisions

Thanks Google