We have been waiting for a long time. They were the first to introduce us to turn-by-turn navigation software. They are probably the last people to make this software available in the App Store. I’m talking about Tom Tom ofcourse. The software can now be downloaded through the App Stores of U.S., Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Europe. But will it be worth the money?
TomTom has send an e-mail with an important message. It seems something is going to be revealed in September the 22nd. It is unclear what it is, but I think this could be the TomTom navigation software application for the iPhone. On the Twitter page Brightsite, the dutch website Bright.nl thinks it is the TomTom carkit. Back at the WWDC in June this year TomTom revealed their application and said it will be available this summer. The 22nd of September is the first day of autumn.
While TomTom should have been the first, it looks like it’s waiting to be the last. Maybe they can surprise us with something special, but I think they waited to long. Another navigation app will find its way to the App Store soon: Navmii.
On YouTube two new videos of the navigationsoftware iGo for the iPhone showed up. On the first video you see how to import an address and how the simulation starts. On the second video you see the usage of the software in the car.
main interface sees changes to the labeling of the images: gone are the long, useless original URLs and image titles. Now, all that’s left are the plain pictures themselves, smartly tiled to fill the iPhone’s small yet seemingly spacious display.
» Google Updates iPhone Image Searching
A couple of days ago Xpgs 1.2 was finally released in Cydia. A lot of new features have been added. Most of them have been posted previously. One thing which hasn’t been mentioned is a new way to create itinerary called Routes manager. Using this function you can compute and save routes for offline use. It let you choose places and addresses as starting and ending point. Please notice that there is currently no support for routes with more than one starting and one ending points. It’s due to a Google limitation and we are working on it.
» Cydia – Xgps 1.2 released (Voice guided iPhone GPS)
X-Road has released a new version of their navigation app called G-Map 2.1. In this latest update a lot of bugs have been fixed and new features like: Turn by turn directions, POI’s, Current-speed display, search of addresses, detours and types of roads that can be avoided have been added.
» G-Map version 2.1 (Bug Fixes + turn-by-turn navigtion)