Compass for Maps Brings Compass to Maps.app
Recently, ModMyi covered that a newly released tweak called Speed for Maps
gave the ability to display your speed while inside the Maps.app on your device. Not only is this tweak simple, but it is also useful and well worth a download. Evan Coleman, the developer of Speed for Maps, hit the head on the nail again by releasing Compass for Maps on Cydia.
Like its predecessor, Compass for Maps is also a simple tweak that could make your Maps.app much more handy. Upon installing Compass for Maps, a little compass appears on the bottom of your map screen and tells you what direction you're going. There are no options to configure with the exception of the "Enable" button within the Settings.app.
The description in Cydia dually noted that Compass for Maps is also compatible with its partner, Speed for Maps, and it works wonderfully together. It is also free and available now in Cydia - so check it out! It requires an iPhone with a compass (iPhone 3GS and 4 or later) with a firmware 4.0+ (It works on iOS 5 beta 5 - use at your own risk on a beta firmware. Be aware of the consequences and possible problems with using applications or tweaks that may not be fully supported on the iOS 5 beta firmware)
Although it says just iPhone, I'm can't imagine why it wouldn't work on another device that has a compass, such as the iPad 2. If anyone tests it on any other device(s) that have a compass and it works or does not, let us know.
PreferenceLoader is not currently supported on the iOS 5 beta
- this means, you will not be able to configure any settings in the Settings.app for any of your Cydia applications that have tabs (i.e. you can't turn off Compass for Maps in the Settings.app tab). This applies to any current applications or tweaks installed on the any of the iOS 5 betas that have settings tabs in the Settings.app.
Compass for Maps