Difference between Guidance and Directions

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mcamiea
Difference between Guidance and Directions

Hello to all, thanks in advance for your help. I am building and app as a university project wich provides real-time navigation giving turn-by-turn directions and I was looking at the APIs and I am confused between the Guidance API and the Directions API I really don't know what is the difference and which one should I Use. sorry If this question seems too basic, I am a beginner in this things and have no knowledge at all in this topic. thanks 


MQBrianCoakley
The directions api is for
The directions api is for showing a route on a map with a narrative for each maneuver. The guidance api is for navigation and handles on-the-fly changes by allowing directional input so it doesn't make the user do u-turns.

mcamiea
Ok I think I understand the

Ok I think I understand the difference. thanks a lot for your answer, So I guess that if I want to do this app that do real time turn-by-turn navigation the directions API is enough if I also track in some time interval my GPS position and compare the points, Is that right??


MQBrianCoakley
How the app is built is up to
How the app is built is up to you, but the device gps will provide the current location by lat/lng which can be used as a route origin and as a reference to determine if the user is on the intended route. Then the guidance service can provide the route and any updated route if the user deters from the intended route.