The ability to save a location has been a feature included in navigation apps for long enough to be expected by users. For MapQuest, this feature has long been referred to as Favorites and been available on both the desktop web-app and native mobile apps. A separate feature for saving groups of locations, routes, or any combination thereof, has existed solely on desktop for many years. This feature is known as My Maps. The inability to access these saved collections on mobile severely crippled the feature. As such, adding it to the mobile apps became the number on user request for many years.
Before bringing My Maps to the mobile apps, we wanted to better understand a users need to save locations, routes, and groups of both. At the same time, this was a project that had been shelved many times in the past, so we knew an absolute MVP had to be defined with iterations and improvments to potentially be added later down the line.
Designs created during my time at MapQuest.