One Big Arrow: FastTrack Navigator For iPhone

One Big Arrow: FastTrack Navigator For iPhone

FastTrack Navigator is just about the simplest navigation app you could ever want: It’s a big arrow on the screen telling you the direction of your destination, along with a number telling you how far away it is. But that’s not to say that it isn’t beautifully designed.

The app integrates with iOS 6’s new maps, via the Transit option (which sends your route details to third party apps). In fact, it won’t do anything unless launched from the Maps app.

Once open, it tells you where to go, using the iPhone’s compass to orient itself. And that’s just about it. There’s an advanced mode, where you can confuse yourself by having the compass point north, or access bookmarks, but the meat of the app is the big arrow, which conforms (so says the App Store blurb) to ISO Standard 7001. Whatever — like the rest of the app, it is beautifully simple in its design.

The idea is a good one. Most of the time when trying to find a place you keep checking the map to hone your direction, checking more and more the closer you get.

With a big arrow, a simple glance will do the trick. Perfect not only for walkers, but for cyclists (try checking a map without stopping), runners and even drivers.

It’s even cheap: At $1, you’d be a fool not to have this on you.

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