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  • Jailbreak Tweak Adds Spedometer to iOS Maps



    Tweaks for the iOS Maps app are somewhat of an anomoly, not in that they're unusual, but that it's unusual how few of them exist. However, a new jailbreak tweak adds something that probably should have been there from the start.

    The Speed for Maps tweak adds a spedometer to the iOS Maps app. It's simple, effective, and lookes like it should be there. It even lets users select what units to measure their speed in. Not sure when feet per second, or meters per second would be necessary though.

    The native iOS Maps app lags behind Android and their offering, but this does a little bit to catch up. Of course there are plenty of other navigation and maps applications with more functtionality than the native iOS Maps app, but why not pick up some of the slack where Apple slacked off. Who knows, maybe Apple will update the Maps app in the official release of iOS 5?

    The Speed For Maps tweak is available in Cydia now. For free.

    Source: FunkySpaceMonkey
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Jailbreak Tweak Adds Spedometer to iOS Maps started by Phillip Swanson View original post
    Comments 27 Comments
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Quote Originally Posted by Timstanley View Post
      In the modmyi app for iPhone, it is really annoying and costs a few dollars to remove. Or you just zoom out a little..
      MMI iPhone app =/= maps app, unless I am missing something.
    1. billmilo's Avatar
      billmilo -
      Quote Originally Posted by fatalcrixer View Post
      Dammit freakin iAd I can't see the tweak!!!!! Roar !!!!!!
      buy firewall ip
      block iad
    1. desepticon's Avatar
      desepticon -
      It would be cool if someone could make a tweak that offered even an extremley basic turn by turn. Something as simple as like "turn right ahead" "turn left ahead".

      A better map cache tweak would be good. There sorta is one, but its a seperate app and its not really clear what youve cached and what not.

      The Open in...(Navigon/Tomtom) tweak is pretty cool. Sometimes Navigon cant find the right address and its nice to be able to get the location through Maps, which can always find the place.

      And as long as I'm listing what dream features I want in Maps I'll just list them all:

      3D Map View
      Map Caching
      Turn by Turn
      Night View
      Automatic traffic rerouting
    1. jalexis4192's Avatar
      jalexis4192 -
      Wonder how accurate the speed really is... Time to buy a ticket to Germany and rent a Bugatti!
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Quote Originally Posted by desepticon View Post
      It would be cool if someone could make a tweak that offered even an extremley basic turn by turn. Something as simple as like "turn right ahead" "turn left ahead".

      A better map cache tweak would be good. There sorta is one, but its a seperate app and its not really clear what youve cached and what not.

      The Open in...(Navigon/Tomtom) tweak is pretty cool. Sometimes Navigon cant find the right address and its nice to be able to get the location through Maps, which can always find the place.

      And as long as I'm listing what dream features I want in Maps I'll just list them all:

      3D Map View
      Map Caching
      Turn by Turn
      Night View
      Automatic traffic rerouting
      So basically what you are saying is that you want the Google Navigation App from Android to come to iOS?
    1. themedream's Avatar
      themedream -
      phillip is aware of his surrounding xD
    1. spintek's Avatar
      spintek -
      Sure it's a "cool" feature, but I don't see how it's useful to have. Who uses Maps for turn-by-turn nav anyway? That's why there's tomtom, navigon, etc. I use it to find an address, business, or for traffic (even though it's delayed).