Thanks for your replies. I’m using the latest nightly apk and haven’t downloaded any maps. I have read the how-to. When I search for places, they are found and displayed on the map tile correctly. My main problem seems to be selecting the point so I can get directions to it.
Additionally, on the odd occasion that I can select the point, the route is calculated, but I don’t see an overview, like in Google Maps. If I’m going to the other end of the UK, it would be good to easily see which route had been selected. This doesn’t appear to be an option.
I’m yet to use the application whilst driving, but it does look like it has potential.
I only use off-line vector maps so I can only tell how I do this. Once you have found your destination on the map (or just longpress anywhere you want on the map) tab on it and select “Navigate to point”. Then press menu button : Directions> Only show.