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Saturday, 27 April 2013

ViaMichelin Mobile - App Review

Viamichelin.com has been around for quite some time, as a source of travel information, in particular road maps. ViaMichelin Mobile is the iOS App version.

Now for the ACIDS test:

Aesthetics
You can browse maps to your heart's content; the really good part is in establishing routes, and that could hardly be simpler or more comprehensive.
You start by choosing your mode of transport (car, motorbike, bicycle, or foot). The next step is to pick your starting point. If it is where you are then this can be set with one tap otherwise, start entering the destination and the App produces an ever decreasing list of alternatives; choose the one you want. After this, simply do exactly the same to establish the finishing point. Additional 'via' points can be added, as required.
Pressing 'Confirm' at this stage will bring you the required answer of the Michelin recommended route.
You can optionally choose various other parameters, which are all very easily set. These include types of route, such as fast, short, economy, or even scenic (discovery). Furthermore, you can favour motorways (or not), avoid tolls, sea crossings, as well as choosing distance units, currency, and fuel type.
Your chosen route is available (and readily switchable) as a scrollable and pinchable map, as well as step by step text instructions which are augmented by accurate representations of road signposts.

Cost
The App is free and supported by advertising. You could incur data transmission (especially roaming) costs when using the App when not connected to a Wi-Fi network.

Indispensability
If you travel and don't have a fully-fledged navigation system and have a co-driver then, this is extremely useful while on the road. It is also excellent for quickly establishing distances and times between places.

Dependability
The App works without hiccup, just remember it needs to be connected to the Internet to make changes.

Security
There are no obvious security issues with the App but do not use it while driving yourself.

ACIDS Test Rating:
An excellent route planner.

To find out how the ACIDS Test works, click here.
                                                         
You can get ViaMichelin Mobile here and support for the App here.

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  3. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 4.1 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    Bug fixes in the route calculation

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  4. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 4.2 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    - Improved performance
    - Integration of My MICHELIN Account to view your favourite routes and addresses

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