Turn by turn nav without having to tap to advance
Having to tap to advance after ever turn is just plain dangerous while driving.
not having to tap after each turn so that the device can read you the next set of directions automatically.
There is a much larger feature request for this that you all may consider adding your votes to, if we combine the scattered duplicates of this request, maybe we can actually pull together in a useful way.
As in version 6.5 bing, turn by turn navigation must not require screen interaction. This is a safety issue!
The current implementation is useless!
Buying Garmin or using google!
Andy Champ commented
And make sure the app knows how fast you're driving so it can actually read the instruction with enough lead time to actually make the turn. These seem like pretty basic essential features to me...
I'd give it 3 votes if I had enough left.
Make sure it's turn by turn ALONG WITH tap to advance. Tapping is not dangerous, it makes sense depending on where you have our phone.
If it's in your lap it's awesome to keep tapping the map because the audio cues count down the relative distance. It's not THAT hard comprehending the directions and reading signs for the upcoming street. Nevertheless, the announcements would give additional refinement.
Why the idea of having to tap, anyway?
yes this is essential. also make it free!
Please add this feature but like Pete said, an option to have it on or off would be the best thing!
If this is done, I want to make sure it is able to be turned OFF! I HATE having some voice talk to me. I can check the directions just fine by myself. I have turned off the sound and quite like that I just tap to get the next direction. No annoying voice, no problems.
I have learned to quite like Bing Maps, but I want nothing to do with a full Garmin/Magellen/etc style gps device. Period.
Baltazar de la Torre commented
Also could be a bit lourder the voice, and have the brightness high when charging
Actually it advanced with a Bling sound. It just didn't say what to you should do unless you tap it. It will tell you that you went the wrong way though.
Most people who use this feature are driving. If voice commands don't happen, then it makes Microsoft seem like they don't mind encouraging unsafe driving. The voice commands are safer and make the company look better as it has the most accurate dipiction of where u r.
Henry Chong commented
This used to happen on the developer mango beta and it disappeared - please bring it back - it's ridiculous to expect people to have to tap the screen each time they want the next instruction. (and while you're at it, bring back the spoken instructions)
Wifi please commented
I second this, whats the point of a navigator when I have to keep tapping advance?
Douglas Perreault commented
I was hoping I could use this app while on my motorcycle, but as is it is useless. Even if it were safe to tap the phone, it won't work through my gloves. It doesn't tell me when to turn as I'm approaching a turn, and it won't automatically recalculate the route if I miss the turn. It stops when I lock the screen so I can't put the phone in my pocket while riding.
Even worse, the directions it gives are not useful. Rather than tell me to get onto I-75, it tells me to get on "Sr 93." Even if I knew the Interstate has a state highway designation, there are no signs for SR 93. They're all for I-75. Even worse, it tells me to take "Senior 75" as if the SR stands for "senior" instead of "State Road."
This whole app is unfortunately totally useless for me for these and dozens of other reasons.
this is also interesting,
VOTE FOR THIS:
NO MORE a App-list-view:
moving my vote to this alternate thread...
Agreed. I'd give this 3 votes if I weren't limited to 10 votes.
This is seriously needed, especially in areas were it is illegal to be using anything but a handsfree device for accessing a cell phone.
John Freiman commented
Turn by turn navigation was a significant reason my nephew switched from iPhone to Android.
I tried out and Android phone in early 2010 and this is one feature I too miss.
I would use this feature more if I didn't have to tap the screen all the time.