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Use Google Maps on your Android Home Screen with MiniMap

Do you use google maps frequently to get to places quickly without asking for instructions from person? But using google maps require you to launch full app and stay in there to get direction. Now you can also use Google maps just like widget on your android home screen. A senior member of XDA Developers just made a map which brings games like minimap to your android phone.

Minimap bring a floating map on your home screen which you can adjust and use to get quick direction. Mini map comes with several features such as showing your current position, direction and even speed. Minimap can also show you traffic in the overlap. If you have ever played open world game then you will find this overlay map similar maps hud in games. You can download minimap form the Google Play store for free.

Download MiniMap from Google Play:

  • Open Google Play and search for “MiniMap”
  • Download and Install MiniMap by TeqTic
  • Open and set the settings you want.
  • You can stop the floating maps using the notification center.

Alternatively, you can download directly to your phone from this link.

Minimap also come with In-App purchases which allow you to upgrade free version to premium unlocking all the features of the maps. You can also move and adjust the size of floating maps using the onscreen icons on the floating map.

So what do you think about this new inspired by games app? Beware this app do have some bugs but you can report them or wait for the update. Do share your thoughts via comments below.

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Uzair Ahmad

Uzair loves technology, internet and gadgets. Follow him at Twitter @uzairfreak for daily interesting Android apps and guides. He is a regular contributor at other tech publications.

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