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Mobilewalla: Let your phone be your guide when getting around

The following apps will help you find your destination, avoid traffic and save money on rides and fuel.

Apple apps

Waze Social GPS, Maps & Traffic (Free)* — As they drive, Waze users anonymously share road-condition information with Waze, making it an accurate app for traffic data. (Mobilewalla score: 97/100)

Geocaching ($9.99)* — If you enjoy mysterious searches for interesting locations, this app will help you join millions worldwide as they work to gain geocaching bragging rights. (Score: 95/100)

Speedometer Free Speed Box (Free)* — This app acts as a speedometer, odometer and compass, allowing you to measure speed and distance with your phone. (Score: 88/100)

Phone Tracker for iPhones (Free) — This app allows you to track the location of another iPhone user if he or she gives you permission to do so. (Score: 85/100)

Google Maps (Free)* — Google Maps provides street maps for 220 countries, including options for viewing, like street views, satellite views and road views. (Score: 84/100)

Android apps

Parkmobile (Free)* — Parkmobile allows users to pay for metered parking in cities using the service with their phone, and alerts them if their time on the meter is almost up. (Mobilewalla score: 92/100)

Car Locator ($3.99) — If you save your location when you park your car, Car Locator will help you find it, using GPS, when you return. (Score: 91/100)

RideScout (Free)* — RideScout looks for the best and least expensive transportation option from point A to point B, and gives you recommendations for getting to your destination. (Score: 89/100)

Fuel Economy for Torque Pro ($3.95) — If you have an OBD-II reader for your vehicle, you can use this app to assess your driving performance to improve gas mileage. (Score: 85/100)

Lyft (Free)* — Lyft is the new lower-cost way to get around town. Drivers operating their own vehicles come and pick you up shortly after you ask for a “Lyft.” (Score: 82/100)

*Available on Apple and Android