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  1. Google maps navigation

    Please add google maps navigation to WP7!

    5,592 votes
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    • 3,845 votes
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      • Access Google user maps / My places / Starred items

        With Google ID, get list of maps created by user, and visualize its nodes.
        Really useful for them who plan their trips that way, like me do.

        1,052 votes
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        • Create a manageable local cache of the last use map area

          By having some limited local cache of the map it reduce the loading time of the map and mobile network usage.
          The cache need not be huge perhaps a decent 50mb can be implemented.

          520 votes
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          • Latitude and 2-step authentication

            Latitude not working with 2-step authentication, even with special generated key (Mango, v1.11, v1.12).

            493 votes
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            • Auto-zoom when navigating

              When navigating there should be an auto-zoom feature to zoom, rotate and center the maps so that :
              - the current location is shown at the bottom of the screen
              - the destinations is shown at the top of the screen
              - the auto-zoom is refreshed when current location changes
              This would really make navigating easier, with the right zoom to use the maximum of the screen!

              329 votes
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              • Add background latitude settings

                I'd like some control over background updates. Including ability to set frequency, and choose between GPS and Cell-Tower only updates. This would help users choose between better accuracy, or longer battery life.

                134 votes
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                • Smoother scrolling and rendering

                  especially when search results are listed, or traffic is on, or more stuff is on the screen, the scrolling and rendering of the maps is not smooth. It jumps making the overall user experience not as good...

                  130 votes
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                  • 86 votes
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                    • gMaps check-ins

                      An auto or manual check-in of favourite places, a bit like the facebook check-in already integrated with wp7

                      84 votes
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                      • 82 votes
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                        • Import/export kml files

                          I have many custom maps I created in Google maps but wp7 won't let ya do a damn thing with then. If you could find a way to tap in to those capabilities it would a HUGE advantage to ANY map app out there.

                          81 votes
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                          • 78 votes
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                            • Change Live Tile

                              Current tile is ugly, so I'm not putting gMaps to start screen.
                              Consider changing tile to at least something similar to Bingle maps or Offline maps. Better if you do it in Metro style.
                              Thanks.

                              75 votes
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                              • send route from google maps to the phone

                                It would be nice if there was a way to transfer a route from the PC to the app. Sometimes it is easy to plan your journey in the PC before leaving, the transfer that to the phone, and begin the jpirney

                                75 votes
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                                • Display a circle around Latitude friends displaying recorded accuracy.

                                  Other Latitude apps and the page at google.com/latitude show a transparent circle around each user on the map. gMaps should do the same.

                                  64 votes
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                                  • needs to support vector maps

                                    It would be great if gMaps could download vector maps, cause right now maps are loading super slow compared to Android. I will gladly buy your app as soon as Microsoft supports Polish Marketplace :-)

                                    54 votes
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                                    • Display Friend's Latitude Location on Live Tiles

                                      The live tiles of your Google latitude buddies should update automatically on the live tile. You could flip the tile to show their map location and the other side shows text of where they are and or how far they are from you. You could be able to pin live tiles for each of your friends and family that you want to track.

                                      52 votes
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                                      • 37 votes
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                                        • Display Next Direction

                                          Right now we have a list of directions, but when navigating, I want to be able to easily see the next direction with relatively big letters. Next to that could be a big arrow, for even more clarity.
                                          See: Any navigation app like

                                          36 votes
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