Navigate Routes on Third-Party Navigation Apps – Android

Route4Me Android Route Planner is designed to make your routing operations as fast and flexible as possible, enabling you to plan, optimize, and navigate routes of any complexity on the go. In addition to providing integrated voice-guided navigation, Route4Me’s Android and iOS Route Planner apps also allow you to use any third-party navigation application that accommodates the particular needs of your business or unique business model.

For example, you can start and stop navigating your planned routes using Apple Maps, Google Maps, HERE WeGo, Waze, etc. Being able to use any preferred third-party iOS or Android navigation app enables you to expand the range of your navigation routes options and combine them with Route4Me’s powerful route planning and optimization features for the most cost-effective results and smooth user experience.

 

To send the navigation information of a particular route stop or navigate the entire route using the preferred third-party Android navigation app on your Android device, first, open the corresponding route. To do so, go to My Routes from the navigation menu, tap on the route that you want to navigate and then select Open Route from the menu.

Third-Party Navigation Applications - Navigating Routes Using Third-Party Navigation Applications on Android Devices

 

Any Navigation App Except for Apple Maps

To navigate the entire route from your current location using a particular third-party Android navigation app, tap on the navigation icon in the bottom right corner of the route’s Stops screen and then select the preferred option from the list.

By default, Route4Me’s Android Route Planner automatically detects and suggests all Android navigation apps installed on your Android device. Google routing and other third-party navigation apps work on a stop-by-stop basis, allowing you to navigate from your current location to one route stop at a time. Thus, when you stop navigating to one route destination, you need to send the following stop to the preferred navigation app again.

Third-Party Navigation Applications - Navigating Routes Using Third-Party Navigation Applications on Android Devices

NOTE: You may not be able to use such navigation apps as Apple Maps and other iOS native apps with your Android route planner app. However, you can use Apple Maps on Route4Me’s iOS Route Planner. Learn more about Apple Maps route planner navigation.

 

Start and Stop Navigating to Route Destinations

To get directions to a particular route stop from your current location using one of the third-party navigation apps on your Android device, first, tap on the stop to which you want to navigate, select Send to Navigation App from the menu, and then select the preferred option from the list.

NOTE: If you already started the navigation with a particular app, you can stop navigating at any time and use another navigation app.

Third-Party Navigation Applications - Navigating Routes Using Third-Party Navigation Applications on Android Devices

 

Alternatively, tap on the steering wheel icon next to the stop to which you want to navigate from your current location, and then select the preferred third-party navigation app from the list. Additionally, you can stop navigating the route at any time and then resume the navigation using another navigation app.

Third-Party Navigation Applications - Navigating Routes Using Third-Party Navigation Applications on Android Devices

 

If you want to use the selected third-party navigation app as your default navigation application, tap “Yes” when prompted.

Third-Party Navigation Applications - Navigating Routes Using Third-Party Navigation Applications on Android Devices

 

After that, the Route4Me Android app will send the corresponding navigation routes to the selected third-party navigation app, and you will be able to complete all your routing operations and logistics transactions using the preferred navigation solution. You can stop navigating the selected route at any time by exiting the opened navigation app.

Third-Party Navigation Applications - Navigating Routes Using Third-Party Navigation Applications on Android Devices

 

 

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Route4Me has over 34,000 customers globally. Route4Me's Android and iPhone mobile apps have been downloaded over 2 million times since 2009. Extremely easy-to-use, Route4Me's apps create optimized routes, synchronize routes to mobile devices, enable communication with drivers and customers, offer turn-by-turn directions, delivery confirmation, and more. Behind the scenes, Route4Me's operational optimization platform combines high-performance algorithms with data science, machine learning, and big data to plan, optimize, and analyze routes of almost any size in real-time.

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