There’s a company that’s built a tool that allows you to text a phone number for directions, which it then turns into a Google Maps search, and then returns the results in a text message. You can get directions for walking, driving, biking, and transit.
The tool can also be used to look up information about a specific business, and to find types of businesses in an area, like grocery stores. It would appear to work anywhere in the world where Google Maps works, also.
If you’re worried about needing GPS but still want a Mudita (or any other type of “wise” phone), this may just help you bridge that gap.
I’ve tested it out a little bit, and the results are fast and pretty good. It may not help you route a cross-country roadtrip with 8 different stops, but if you’d like to know the address of that restaurant you’re supposed to be at in 10 minutes and can’t seem to find, or the fastest way to get across town, it’s perfect.
Here’s the documentation on Github. If you end up using this service, please do support them, too. Thanks, Oui Develop!