Feb 09

xgpsThere have been quite a lot of bug fixes and extra features to the latest version of xGPS. In our previous post we explained the possibilities of this nice navigation software for the iPhone 2G and as xGPS promised the function to plan a route is now available with the iPhone 3G’ s internal GPS.

The major new additions for version 1.2 are:

  • A first beta version of voice navigation in English is now implemented and the speech engine does a pretty good job of pronouncing the directions (see the first video above). It will need some future tweaks to correctly pronounce abbreviations (like Rd, Blvd, Pkwy, N, E, S W, slashes, etc), but other than that it does a very good job. It would also be nice if the user could set the distance(s) at which voice directions are given; they are currently set at about 400m and 20m before the next turn.
  • GPS coordinates are now accessible under the GPS settings menu. It would be nice if they could also be displayed in the bottom menu bar of the map view, similarly to the Google Earth application.
  • A Night Mode view is now available under the User Interface settings menu. Night Mode can either be manually enabled or automatically through a timer from 8pm through 7am. The timer is currently fixed, but will be fully customizable in a future release.
  • You can also have your iPhone/iPod play music at the same time when using the xGPS application. The voice directions will be played through the music (see the second video above). It would be nice to have the music fade in/out when there is a voice direction.

According to the roadmap, the next official release is scheduled for February 20, 2009.



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20 Responses to “Cydia – xGPS 1.2 (bug fixes + voice guidance)”

  1. Cydia - xGPS 1.2 (bug fixes + voice guidance) | :: superiphoneblog Says:

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  2. Wesley Says:

    Completely unrelated, so I apologize right now, but what is going on with the iSpazio repository? It’s down for me (and some friends I’ve checked) since yesterday.

  3. Thomas Heben Says:

    Visit the xGPS Forum and show your support…


  4. freegadgets4you uk Says:

    where is it? i dont see it in cydia

  5. bladerunner Says:

    Add the repo http://cydia.xwaves.net.

  6. xGPS 1.2: implementate le indicazioni vocali - iPhone Italia - Il blog italiano sull’Apple iPhone 3G Says:

    […] [fonte] Tags: Cydia, indicazioni vocali, xgps Condividi Scritto da Giuseppe. […]

  7. freegadgets4you uk Says:

    is there something wrong with ispazio?

    Thanks Bladerunner

  8. bladerunner Says:

    yes, they have a few issues for the moment.
    I don’t know when it will be up&running again…

  9. artful Says:

    Added the source above to cydia and installed xgps. However it’s only version 1.1. No voice notifications or features like night mode. Anyone know what I’m doing wrong?

  10. Thomas Heben Says:

    You arent doing anything wrong, the new version isnt out yet. It is still in beta and sprinting toward completion here. 1.2 is due out the 20th of February.

  11. Melatopia » xGPS: navigazione e istruzioni vocali su iPhone Says:

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  12. hallo Says:

    Where can i find REPO in Cydia.

  13. hallo Says:

    opes sorry

  14. Madness Says:

    Are there any directions or instruction that explain the features and will this program ever support bluetooth gps?

  15. Cydia - xGPS 1.2 update - cydia, iPhone 3G, iPhone Apps, iPhone Navigation - iPhoneFreakz Says:

    […] are new here, you might want to subscribe to the RSS feed for updates on this topic.Some days ago iPhoneFreakz informed you of the upcoming xGPS 1.2 release. Well the developers responded to the youtube video […]

  16. krissott Says:

    On this repository: http://cydia.xwaves.net is only the old version? What is going on?

  17. hallo Says:

    Where can i find REPO in Cydia

  18. Kevin cruz Says:

    I have an itouch 2g jailbroken. Now, I have the latest version of xgps installed… It doesn’t work. Do I have to have an iPhone for it to work?

  19. Adi Says:

    Hey dear! i hafe a kwestshon, this sofdware ken also navigate and speek in German?

  20. Jass Says:

    i have I phone 2G with firmware 3.0.1.
    Can anyone tell how to install google earth through cydia?
    And good sources for cydia to add with?

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