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  • Real GPS on the iPhone
    It's coming, and it works.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RY8OxHeNKfY"]YouTube - GPS on the Iphone[/ame]

    Well you all heard about the tomtom iphone rumor. This one is real. The guys over are partfounry have created a gps that plugs into the sync port to provide your iphone with gps capabilities (with a native app of course).

    While it is not released yet they are taking preorders for $89 on their site.

    [via intomobile | thanks youiphone]
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Real GPS on the iPhone started by Cody Overcash View original post
    Comments 60 Comments
    1. maritimeswimmer's Avatar
      maritimeswimmer -
      wow i would love to have one!! specially when i go for trips and i need to get to places that i have never been before.

      It is really useful for frequent business flyers like me!!

      two thumbs up for that!!!

      Cheers!!!
    1. drunknbass's Avatar
      drunknbass -
      i am working with this company and will be developing software and displaying the device at macworld expo in jan
    1. Kyle Matthews's Avatar
      Kyle Matthews -
      Nice... a little inside scoop.
    1. Alperovich's Avatar
      Alperovich -
      niiice
    1. RickyGervais's Avatar
      RickyGervais -
      Ill be buying one for sure, hopefully it gets a bit more feature rich
    1. laxmaster232's Avatar
      laxmaster232 -
      hey this is a little off topic but wat did u use to flick to another part of ur springboard
      -thanks
    1. bigvaderb's Avatar
      bigvaderb -
      Quote Originally Posted by laxmaster232 View Post
      hey this is a little off topic but wat did u use to flick to another part of ur springboard
      -thanks
      like to flick to another screen? same way u would move a webpage to another section, just flick left/right to right/left
    1. Iman07's Avatar
      Iman07 -
      thats kinda cool but i wont be buying anything till i get some turn by turn directions. i seriously suck with directions. so is this thing gonna be able to get turn by turn directions like tom tom. i need someone talking to me and i dont mean the passenger.
    1. ford092's Avatar
      ford092 -
      seriously isn't it easier and cheaper to just search for a landmark on google maps and then go from there if you are lost? What i do is i know the city i am in so i just search for a gas station or any other location that i am next too and then use that address to get me to where i want to go... I will buy something that is like retail gps, turn by turn directions with rerouting due to traffic
    1. laxmaster232's Avatar
      laxmaster232 -
      Quote Originally Posted by bigvaderb View Post
      like to flick to another screen? same way u would move a webpage to another section, just flick left/right to right/left
      kinda but he was on his home screen and he flicked to another part of it like a picture i think it has to do with those 2 dots above his dock icons?
    1. ford092's Avatar
      ford092 -
      Quote Originally Posted by laxmaster232 View Post
      kinda but he was on his home screen and he flicked to another part of it like a picture i think it has to do with those 2 dots above his dock icons?
      you have to have more applications than can fit on your home screen... once you use up all the space the next time you install a program the iPhone will allow you to flick left or right to the additional programs
    1. spurlock's Avatar
      spurlock -
      It looks great. I hope they get a cover for the sync port chip. If u use it on a key chain. If not there would be a lot of broken ones from the keys hitting it. I no mine would last a week
    1. drunknbass's Avatar
      drunknbass -
      Quote Originally Posted by ford092 View Post
      seriously isn't it easier and cheaper to just search for a landmark on google maps and then go from there if you are lost? What i do is i know the city i am in so i just search for a gas station or any other location that i am next too and then use that address to get me to where i want to go... I will buy something that is like retail gps, turn by turn directions with rerouting due to traffic
      well there are alot more things you can do with a gps other than directions..

      this gps device can get data similiar to other gps devices, all the features you want like turn by turn directions are up to the software to do.

      this device is capable of doing pretty much any other gps systems do, as long as there is software to do it.

      i will be doing some software, and im sure alot of other devs will too.
    1. hungquocle's Avatar
      hungquocle -
      1/ No Power Connector to keep the Iphone alive for a couple hours if we're on a long trip. ( after plugging GPS chip??? )
    1. 96hondaex's Avatar
      96hondaex -
      Quote Originally Posted by laxmaster232 View Post
      kinda but he was on his home screen and he flicked to another part of it like a picture i think it has to do with those 2 dots above his dock icons?
      It's called summerboard. Look it up on installer.
    1. powa's Avatar
      powa -
      Though this is a good start, but i do see some limitation on this.

      1) Edge is required, since the app is using google map
      2) no turn by turn voice direction, since it's using google map
      3) As other mentioned, battery can be problem


      This is a good start I have to repeat, but need some tweakage to make it perfect. But it's getting there!
    1. alex2k10's Avatar
      alex2k10 -
      can't wait!!
    1. skydad's Avatar
      skydad -
      Great concept and dvelopment. Personally I am not sure if I want to invest any more into the current phone. One would assume and hope the iPhone V2 will have a gps in it. If not I may be tempted to switch the the Voyager.
    1. mofolo's Avatar
      mofolo -
      damnit why the hell couldn't apple put the damn GPS into the phone!?
      Maybe with Built in maps too!? Gee, Edge is so expensive. Now i have to pay 89$ and service fees for edge...

      Screw this im going to Nokia.......



      ...
      ...
      hahaha, no im not.

      Quote Originally Posted by 96hondaex View Post
      It's called summerboard. Look it up on installer.
      No its not. It's called Update your phone to 1.1.1 Or higher and install more then 4 3rdparty applications.

      That Flick thing is inbuilt from apple.
    1. chrisw05's Avatar
      chrisw05 -
      Great i switched to the tilt cause i wanted gps on my phone and then this comes out? OH well just means i can hope that the iphone 2 has built in gps and a keyboard with actual buttons...