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18/01/2019 18:27

Maps and navigation apps that you would never lose your way again in Turkey

Exploring by wandering within the small streets of Turkey can be one of the great benefits of traveling abroad. Because in this way you can discover the beauty of Turkey by yourself. Although you can easily find your way by asking or using a traditional map when you’re walking in a city center within Turkey, it may be difficult when you’re driving. In this case, navigation can serve as co-pilot and relieve you of enormous strain during your journey. Additionally, most of the navigation apps lighten this activity by showing helpful reviews and tips about Turkey and sharing local experiences.

In this article, we are going to introduce you five best navigation applications that have maps for Turkey.


Google Maps

No list on maps would be complete without Google Maps. As a part of Google applications and services, Google Maps is an all-in-one solution. It works nearly on all platforms: Android devices, iOS (iPhone and iPad), Windows and Linux laptops. And the good part is, it is completely free.

Google Maps has up-to-date navigational data of Turkey, and it provides you with directions for a private vehicle, by walk or public transit with several alternatives. Google Maps have one of the best search functions among the navigation apps. Using the advanced Google search engine, the results are fast and consistent.

Last but not least, it has an offline function. You can select an area and download the whole map for that are and use it offline.

Waze

Waze, a part of Google since 2013, is using Google Maps data. What makes using Waze in Turkey different is that Waze is a kind of “Social GPS”. How a maps software be social? That is done by gathering data contributed by Waze users. That way, you will have access to the latest oil prices, road traffic, accidents, and various other travel conditions. As a community-driven GPS maps application, Waze is faster on being updated. If you have a stable Wi-Fi connection, you will have instant access to the traffic in Turkey thanks to Waze.

Sygic

Sygic is a paid-app with a free but limited version available as well. It works perfectly in Turkey, although we recommend Sygic especially for those who like to travel with their personal vehicles. Sygic, unlike Waze, uses TomTom maps -who provides a well-known, industry-leading service. Apart from Google-based navigational services, Sygic has a parking database. Thanks to this unique feature, you will find the closest available parking lot with the cheapest price in Turkey. It also has a “mirror-screen” option, which makes using navigation while driving extremely comfy. All you have to do is connecting to Sygic via the app.

Apple Maps

Apple Maps, default navigation app for iOS devices has all the basics that one would expect from a maps app for Turkey. It also offers travel suggestions based on the information that it gathers from your calendar and on your previous travels. Which makes Apple Maps a personalized assistant. It is also Uber compatible, so you can make Uber appointments. Although it is an all-in-one application that would suit most of your needs, unfortunately, it is an iOS exclusive. To be able to use, you need to open the app from your iPhone or iPad.

MapQuest

MapQuest, founded in 1967, is one of the leading competitors of Apple and Google. It has layers such as food, hotels, gas, and shopping and it has an easy-to-use driving feature. MapQuest also has a section of live cameras -which is great because you can see the weather and traffic conditions in Turkey before going out of your hotel room. In order to be updated with the latest traffic thanks to MapQuest, you need a stable network connection.

In summary, it is crucial to mention that almost every single one of these apps and/or all of their features work with an internet connection. Fortunately, you can book Rent ‘n Connect wifi hotspot devices for your travels abroad and stay connected with our high speed, unlimited Wi-Fi and enjoy using these highly helpful navigation apps!


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15/01/2019 12:21


We have attended to various exhibitions about travelling, travel technology, entrepreneurship and marketing. By this way, we gathered with many leading professionals, marketers and entrepreneurs. Additionally, we provided Wi-­Fi Zones. So, participants could enjoy staying connected with our high speed, unlimited Wi‐Fi. Here are some of the exhibitions we have attended in.


StartupTurkey by è-TOHUM:

15-16 April 2018

This event brought together top 37 startups with mentors, investors and companies. Most promising three startups were selected and had the opportunity to pitch on stage. Rent ‘n Connect was one of the sponsors and exhibitors at this event. By this way we could share our expertise with other finalists. In addition, we provided high speed, unlimited Wi-Fi at Startup Turkey.

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Urban Picnic by yemeksepeti:

12 May 2018

Urban Picnic was the first night picnic organized in Turkey. This event lasted for two days, in which participants could enjoy the nature, diverse cuisine and music. Rent ‘n Connect provided Wi-Fi Zones, for the main areas as well as VIP areas, enabling visitors enjoy unlimited, high speed Wi-Fi and share their memorable moments.

Webrazzi in London:

31 May 2018

The focus points of this conference were mainly on digital markets, startups, investments, events and technological developments. Webrazzi brought together major foreign & local investors, strong-willed entrepreneurs and professionals who want to establish connections within Europe. Many discussions and panels about the future of entrepreneurship between countries and also the current situation of different markets and industries were held. Rent ‘n Connect was an exhibitor at this event and had the opportunity of building crucial B2B connections.

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Big Burn by BURN:

20-22 July 2018

Rent ‘n Connect provided Wifi Zones for the biggest and newest electronic music festival, which took place at Suma Beach Istanbul. The fans at the event enjoyed our high speed, unlimited Wifi and share their memorable moments.

StartupIstanbul by è-TOHUM:

19-22 October 2018

Tech companies, executives, startups and investors from 65 countries got together and exchanged valuable ideas. Rent ‘n Connect was one of the exhibitors and provided unlimited, high speed Wi-Fi at the whole event.

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Uzakrota in Athens:

28 September 2018

Uzakrota Aegean Travel Talks 2018 brought together Turkish and Greektravel agencies, travel technology companies, hotels and bloggers. Many panels to these topics, such as Digital Transformation in Tourism How is it provided? ","Greece and Turkey Tourism","SEO, Digital Marketing and Importance of Content","PR and Destination Marketing"And"Additional Income in Tourism” were held and discussed. We also had the opportunity to make crucial B2B connections.

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Brand Week Istanbul Gastro by Kapital Medya:

7-9 November 2018

A large-scale event aimed at bringing Turkey’s marketing and communication industry together with the world’s most creative names, concepts, and projects. Besides being an exhibitor, we provided mobile wifi solutions at the event and speakers.

Travel Turkey Izmir:

5-7 December 2018

Travel Turkey Izmir is a tourism show for the tourism market in Turkey organized by Association of Turkish Travel Agencies under the patronage of Ministry of Culture & Tourism. Besides establishing new connections and partnerships, we provided mobile wifi solutions for participating stands and wifi zones.

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