MapQuest for Advanced Mobile Browsers
The MapQuest Blog touts the features of MapQuest’s mobile-optimized website, available without having to download a standalone app (which is, to be sure, still available). “Now more people can get a modern look-and-feel, a friendlier user-experience and new features like walking directions from our mobile web site. We still cover all phones that have a mobile browser, but now 40 of the most trafficked mobile devices will render this improved user-experience.” That improved user experience means a touch interface and an ability to use your phone’s GPS; “advanced browsers” means Android and iPhone OS. Even so, MapQuest, ever the contrarian in online maps, still opens with a search box instead of a map.