Just tried gmap us east for the first time in the car and I am impressed. 1.) Offline maps are great. You no longer need to wait for each map to download like you do when you are using google maps in the car. 2.) It found my location instantly 2.) Extremely easy to calculate a route with many options (avoid tolls, highways, scenic routes, fastest, shortest, etc) 3.) The maps follow you as you drive. The dot always seemed to be in the correct location. 4.) I went a different way than the displayed route and g-maps rerouted me in a few short seconds. (This is the killer feature that I was looking for). The map tells you what road you are currently on. 5.) You have the ability to show many poi's on the map. You can turn these on and off in settings menu found under the apple general settings menu. I'm not sure why developers just don't include the settings menu in the app itself. 6.) It's very easy to zoom in and out. 7.) You can set the colors of the map. It even has auto colors so the map will change to from day colors to night colors based on the time of day. 8.) You can save favorites. For example I have my home and work saved. It's as easy as selecting a favorite and hit go. All it really needs now is the ability for the maps to rotate so you are always facing up. I thought that they mentioned that this will be incorporated in the future. This is the best you will get until, Apple allows voice prompting for turn by turn directions.