A simplified homepage, designed to get users to the information they seek quicker, has been launched by MapQuest this morning.
Honestly, I’m such a devoted Google Maps user, that I don’t even remember what MQ used to look like.
The new landing page automatically populates a map with your location (according to IP address).Â Enter an address for a map, or click the “get directions” button (which is grayed out by default) to get instructions on traveling from A to B.
The streamlined look allows users to get directions, gas prices, construction information and view live traffic cams – all from the homepage.
Below the fold you will find tools to customize your map.Â You can plot out the city’s best burgers or locate the nearest coffee shop.
I don’t see myself ditching Google Maps, but I might cheat a little.Â You won’t tell, right?
Originally posted on August 26, 2008 @ 10:18 am