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Top GPS-based apps for everything from traffic to travel

When your smartphone has a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processor it can do a lot more than just give you turn-by-turn directions. The advanced satellite guidance system in Snapdragon processors is designed to boost accuracy, reliability and speed so you can take advantage of more sophisticated location-based apps.

That's because while many smartphones use only one satellite network of 24 satellites to fix your location, Snapdragon mobile processors can tap into a second network of satellites–doubling the number of satellites your phone can use to accurately determine location, for a faster and more accurate fix on your location. This is especially useful in crowded cities where tall buildings and crowds make it harder to determine a device's location.

A faster fix on your location means you can use cutting-edge apps to live healthier, travel smarter and even keep track of your loved ones, without interruption. We've picked a few of our favorites for you right here.

Social Sourcing

Waze

Waze

Beat traffic by working together. Waze, gives you traffic alerts, road information, navigation and even the best gas prices based on real-time information submitted by others users.

Available for: Android, BlackBerry (beta) and Windows Mobile

Pulsepoint

Pulsepoint

This app could save lives and make heroes. Pulsepoint notifies users who are trained in CPR if anybody in their immediate area is suffering from a heart attack.

Available for: Android

MapMyRun

MapMyRun

Maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle is made even easier with motivation from your social network. MapMyRun lets you record and share all your workouts, meals and goals.

Available for: Android and BlackBerry (with limited support)

Travel Companions

King of the Slope

King Of The Slope

This ski app tracks your ski runs, tracks where you are on the mountain and challenges your friends to compete daily for the title of King Of The Slope.

Available for: Android

Sitegeist

Sitegeist

Get to know where you are, wherever you are. Sitegeist gives you an in-depth snapshot of your location including everything from demographics to average rent prices and how people get around town.

Available for: Android

History Here

History Here

This app from The History Channel tells the stories behind thousands of landmarks using images, video and dynamic maps to bring the historic places you're visiting to life.

Available for: Android

Keeping Track

Life360

Life360

For family peace of mind, Life 360 creates private maps that are invite-only to show where everyone in your family is so you know they got there safely and everything is okay–without sending a dozen text messages.

Available for: Android and Blackberry

Glympse

Glympse

Glympse lets your friends know where you are when you're on your way to meet them. Simply select a contact, set a time duration and share your current route to anyone you choose.

Available for: Android, BlackBerry (beta) and Windows Mobile

Track Your Grub

Track Your Grub

Waiting for the delivery guy can feel like an eternity. Track Your Grub lets you know exactly where your food is in the takeout process.

Available for: Android

Are you already using and loving these apps? Tell us your favorites in the comments below, and find a Snapdragon powered device to get the most out of your favorite GPS-reliant devices.

Topics: Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, apps, processor features
Nattida Samanukorn

Nattida Samanukorn

Staff Writer, Snapdragon Blog

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