MapQuest and Domino’s Pizza app for Windows Phone 8 get updated today

Two updates have rolled out today for some popular apps on Windows Phone: Domino’s Pizza and MapQuest, making sure you know how to find your local pizza shop for that carryout order.

First up is Domino’s Pizza, which launched back in June for Windows Phone 8 in US markets and it has sadly become one of our most used apps (running on a treadmill while ordering your next meal is über convenient). Since then, the app hasn’t had any updates but today it gets a minor one with version 1.1 ready for delivery.

The app has no specific changelog to report besides “minor bug fixes” but we’re okay with that as the app maintains a 4.5 star rating from nearly three thousand users. That means the app is a hit and doesn't need much for changes.

For those in the US, you can download the Domino’s Pizza app here in the Store.

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Next is MapQuest, from Aol. That app also launched back in June and brought Windows Phone users yet another navigation option. While that is something to easily dismiss, it turns out MapQuest is slowly turning to be a sleeper hit with a lot of people enjoying the interface, voice navigation and free price tag. It may not be a super comprehensive GPS solution, but for basic and occasional routing, it is worth taking note.

Version 1.2 is now live in the Store and luckily for us, not only does it have a listing of changes but it also looks to be significant:

  • More frequent Live Tile updates
  • New position marker now indicates direction for easier navigation
  • More intuitive presentation of multiple search results
  • Crash fixes

Sounds like the MapQuest folks are listening to feedback, making some nice improvements to the navigation app. It’s certainly worth checking out as the traffic overview is quite detailed and you can’t beat that price.

Pick up MapQuest version 1.2 for Windows Phone 8 here in the Store. Thanks, Randy T., for the tip!

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Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.