Mapkin - GPS Navigation, Maps & Traffic by Eightyone Labs, Inc. (iPhone)
Released: Sep 15, 2015
Version: 1.1.5
Size: 12 MB
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Mapkin - GPS Navigation, Maps & Traffic

Eightyone Labs, Inc.

Mapkin is the first GPS with crowdsourced voice guidance! Enjoy smarter directions and help drivers in your neighborhood by sharing tips about landmarks, tricky turns, and more.

Mapkin's turn-by-turn directions get better and better thanks to drivers like you:

– “Take a left at the light, just past the gas station.”
– “Head over the bridge and then take your first right.”
– “Watch out for parked cars in the right lane.”
– “This road gets really curvy up ahead, better take it slow.”
– “We’ll follow this for about 2 miles and then hop onto I-93 South.”

Start driving with Mapkin today and experience a totally new type of navigation app:

– Enhanced turn-by-turn voice guidance powered by tips from real people.
– An active community of drivers constantly improving directions for everyone.
– Easily share your advice and help drivers in your area.
– A smart list view, that allows you to familiarize a route even before you drive.
– Traffic-based smart routing with the ability to avoid tolls, highways, and ferries.
– Simple, easy-to-use design to get going quick.
– Personal profile to see how your tips are changing the map.

Together we’re building the friendliest, safest, most enjoyable GPS around :)

Mapkin is currently available in the US only.

Note: Continued use of GPS can dramatically decrease battery life. Mapkin tries to save battery by shutting down if it’s in the background and you haven't driven for a while.

What's new in version 1.1.5
Mapkiners, we're not cops, but you might want to pull over for this one....because this may be the biggest Mapkin update yet.


- We've built an incredibly smart list view.
- We've added the ability to avoid tolls, highways and even ferries.
- We've redesigned the way you preview routes.
- And we've added a way for you to choose your destination from a map.

So let's get down to the nitty gritty.

Smart List View:
Now you can preview exactly which roads and routes you'll be taking before and while you take a drive.
We made sure to include all the right information so you can familiarize yourself to the route even before you start your car.
That means all the helpful tips that you send us while driving'll be visible right here for other users to see!

Avoiding tolls, highways, and ferries:
This is pretty self-explanatory. We heard you guys/gals request this and we made sure to do it right.
You can avoid tolls, highways, and ferries, and DONT WORRY they're saved until you change them again, so you never have to mess around with them every drive.

Redesigned Route Preview:
Now you can see your ETA, the distance of your route, and the main road you'll be taking to get there. We also made it a lot prettier.

Map Picker:
Ever forget the address of a place, but know where it is on a map? Well, now you can pick your destination from a map! Just press "Choose on Map" when you open Mapkin.

Thanks for using Mapkin! We're adding more features by the second, and we think our next update might be your *favorite* (hint hint).
We love your feedback, so email us what you think at, and if you're feeling extra nice, we'd love it if you left us a review on the App Store.

Safe Driving Everyone!
- Love, the team at Mapkin.
Our verdict: Good
  • + Mapkin - GPS Navigation, Maps & Traffic is a highly rated app (4.5-star).
  • + The app is free.
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