Application Name: QuickGo
Description: Full-screen keyboard for easy destination entry to Google Maps Navigation
Publisher’s website: Joe Marshall
Version/date reviewed: v.0.2 / 4-20-11
Phone/OS: Droid X / Android 2.2
If you use Google Maps’ car navigation app regularly, one problem you might have is with entering names/addresses using the keyboard, especially when the car is moving. The keys can be small, and you likely have to switch between the letters keyboard and numbers keyboard. QuickGo offers a full-screen keyboard, with numbers and letters, that simplifies the job of entering a destination; once entered, it automatically starts up Google Maps Navigation to the entered destination.
The app works in both portrait and landscape, but the keys are pretty squeezed together in portrait mode; I’d recommend landscape mode for easier data entry.
Type in your destination or address; haptic feedback when you press the keys. Letters are all caps, so they’re easy to read. Hit the Search button to enter your query …