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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. z6joker9's Avatar
      z6joker9 -
      Spedometer?
    1. unison999's Avatar
      unison999 -
      ^^I am sure you know he means speedometer.
      If it is taking a not so accurage GPS info to calculate the speed to me it is useless, waste of memory and CPU. I would not even call it a neat gadget to add on...
    1. DiverRich's Avatar
      DiverRich -
      Quote Originally Posted by z6joker9 View Post
      Spedometer?
      Maybe it's past tense on account of the lag... Tells you how fast you were going.
    1. fatalcrixer's Avatar
      fatalcrixer -
      Dammit freakin iAd I can't see the tweak!!!!! Roar !!!!!!
    1. jl1's Avatar
      jl1 -
      Funny that they didn't let the page load before they took a screenshot. Lol~
    1. Perceptum's Avatar
      Perceptum -
      Quote Originally Posted by fatalcrixer View Post
      Dammit freakin iAd I can't see the tweak!!!!! Roar !!!!!!
      I agree. I had to save the picture and then view it in "Photos".
    1. Mysterion's Avatar
      Mysterion -
      Phillip lives in a little squared box lol
    1. 1664drew's Avatar
      1664drew -
      Speed for maps. Just found it
    1. Perceptum's Avatar
      Perceptum -
      Quote Originally Posted by jl1 View Post
      Funny that they didn't let the page load before they took a screenshot. Lol~
      OOpps, I almost made a "AT&T is slow" comment, but I noticed that they are on WIFI.
    1. trevorrawson's Avatar
      trevorrawson -
      It's a nice little tweak, now if someone would come out with a turn by turn tweak for the maps. I do like in iOS5 maps now offers you 3 routes to chose when getting directions.

      Quote Originally Posted by fatalcrixer View Post
      Dammit freakin iAd I can't see the tweak!!!!! Roar !!!!!!
      You have iAd's in your maps app? How?
    1. jessesem's Avatar
      jessesem -
      The pic was taken in Huntsville, GA
    1. luvmytj's Avatar
      luvmytj -
      I could not find this in Cydia...
    1. jeepshots's Avatar
      jeepshots -
      I couldn't find it either... Is it called "Speed for maps", or something else?
    1. edwilk55's Avatar
      edwilk55 -
      Quote Originally Posted by luvmytj View Post
      I could not find this in Cydia...
      It's there...just loaded.

      Looks clean...can't wait to test it. Not needed, but cool to have.
    1. rocketApe's Avatar
      rocketApe -
      bout time someone cooked up a tweak for the maps app. Kudos.
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Speedos are pretty handy, but only if the map knows what the speed limit is and gives you a warning. Otherwise, the speedo in my car works just fine.

      I so wish we'd get the Android version of Google Navigation on iOS. Knocks the socks off of any nav app that we have and it integrates great with web browsers and the maps app.
    1. Tinman's Avatar
      Tinman -
      Yea spelled that way in the title and body... I'm not a spelling cop but I thought spedometer was like a combination speedometer/pedometer and was curious what it was.
    1. wolverinemarky's Avatar
      wolverinemarky -
      I got this tweak and went to use it and it didn't work at all anyone have any issues with it working?
    1. Timstanley's Avatar
      Timstanley -
      Quote Originally Posted by trevorrawson View Post
      You have iAd's in your maps app? How?
      In the modmyi app for iPhone, it is really annoying and costs a few dollars to remove. Or you just zoom out a little..
    1. mrdonz's Avatar
      mrdonz -
      Quote Originally Posted by jeepshots View Post
      I couldn't find it either... Is it called "Speed for maps", or something else?
      couldn't find it either at first. update or reload cydia