RCB RCB - 1 year ago 272
Android Question

Navigation intent that would work with maps and waze

I'm trying to start a navigation activity with an intent from my app. I want it to start navigation from my location to a point that I provide. I've tried this way

String uri = "geo: "+String.valueOf(latitude) + "," + String.valueOf(longitude);
context.startActivity(new Intent(android.content.Intent.ACTION_VIEW,

It works great when I choose to navigate with
(it starts with the "start navigation" dialog right away), but doesnt work with
(only shows the point, not the navigation option)

If I use this way

Intent intent =
new Intent(Intent.ACTION_VIEW,
Uri.parse("http://maps.google.com/maps?" +
"&daddr=" + String.valueOf(latitude) + ","
+ String.valueOf(longitude)));

Its the opposite, starting the navigation with
and only showing the point with


Answer Source

've done this myself and have had no issues using it the following way:

intent.setData(Uri.parse("geo:" + getLatitude() + "," + 
getLongitude() + "?q=" + getStreet() + "+" + 
getHousenumber() + "+" + getPostalcode() + "+" + 

The difference is that I use "&q=" for the query as stated by Google.

See: https://developer.android.com/guide/components/intents-common.html#Maps

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