Best App for NYC

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  1. 2A Batterie macrumors 6502a

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    I'm in NYC for the week and am considering a move here. Obviously NYC is quite large and there's soooo much to do and so much potential for confusion. I'm looking for a good app to get around the city with that has map and gps info and food/entertainment info too. Does anyone have any positive or negative feedback about the NYC apps out there?
     
  2. clearchaos macrumors regular

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  3. 2A Batterie thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    what about directions? Like say I want to get to a certain destination. Is there an app out there that tells me the easiest way to get there using subways/buses or a combination of those two?
     
  4. anjinha macrumors 604

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    Doesn't Maps do that?
     
  5. benflick macrumors 68020

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    I was about to say that lol.
    Search the App store for "NYC" and see what comes up.;)
     
  6. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Google Maps app will do that. When you enter 2 places, there will be an icon of a bus on the top of screen. Tap it for public transport directions.
     
  7. diemos macrumors 6502

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  8. 2A Batterie thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Horrible! Maybe I'm expecting too much out of the Maps app, but it was completely horrible in NYC! I've used VZnav on a BlackBerry Storm and it was much better. Using the Maps app to navigate driving through Brooklyn may have cost me more time than it saved. In fact, I used Maps to navigate driving back to Pittsburgh. I wasn't paying close attention to the directions it gave me, and before I knew it Maps was taking me the long way! Grrrr. Multiple times in NYC and outside I mapped out a route and then while in the same spot hit re-route to get entirely different directions. I returned the GPS I received for Christmas; now I'm thinking I should have kept it.
     
  9. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    The "city transit" app is great. It has complete transit maps and will locate the nearest subway station to you. It's great.
     
  10. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I'm kind of surprised! Google Maps for getting around Chicago via public transit is amazing.
     
  11. bigmouth macrumors 6502

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    Second this. The advisories for specific lines are also really nice.
     
  12. Lara F macrumors 6502a

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    To be fair Maps just got me to a Staten Island hospital (from Brooklyn) when the cabbie didn't know the directions. It's much better used as a passenger though - I can see why voice is such a big deal.

    To the OP - I second urbanspoon for food. If you want to splurge there's Zagat or Michelin. I also use CityTransit for subway routes. I haven't really found a great entertainment app with respect to theater/ballet/opera performances or museum exhibits - maybe someone can suggest one?
     
  13. pugnut macrumors 6502a

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    Google

    Was in NY for a week a month back and used map's for bus and Subway with no issues... worked well
     

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