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  • iPhone Maps to get Turn-by-turn Voice Navigation via Cydia Tweak


    A new Cydia tweak that will allow iPhone users to get turn-by-turn voice navigation directly from Apple's native Google Maps app. This feature has been available for Android for quite some time, but iPhone users have been relying completely on third-party apps, some of which are quite expensive (but offer an extensive list of features.) Services such as MapQuest also offer turn-by-turn navigation, but having voice navigation built-in to the phone's native app would be a very nice addition for users.

    The tweak is "coming soon" to the Cydia store. There's no word as to how much the app will cost. This feature is one of the most talked-about feature for operating systems such as android. Having this tweak would create yet another valuable reason to jailbreak your iPhone.

    We can only hope that this tweak will only be a temporary solution. Hopefully Apple can bring this feature to iOS natively in a future software update. We'll just have to wait and see. For now, enjoy the preview video.

    Source:
    Razorianfly via 9to5Mac
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPhone Maps to get Turn-by-turn Voice Navigation via Cydia Tweak started by Matt Savoca View original post
    Comments 88 Comments
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Awesome! I was wondering when this would happen!
    1. Dash-2's Avatar
      Dash-2 -
      Cool to hear. Maybe they could add a scale to the maps too!
    1. farfromovin's Avatar
      farfromovin -
      Amazing, of course news drops right after I purchase Navigon lol. Oh well, I like the 3d views in Navigon. Finding things in google maps is a little easier though, I'll admit that!

      --edit-- I do not see myself paying for this app. Mostly because I just purchased Navigon, but also because I'd hate to pay for this only to see Apple give it away in an upcoming SW release.
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      It's looks like just a VoiceOver during each point in your destination
    1. infectionfx's Avatar
      infectionfx -
      Quote Originally Posted by z3r01 View Post
      It's looks like just a VoiceOver during each point in your destination
      No No No. It will have a lot more features then that
    1. bluaeon's Avatar
      bluaeon -
      i thought mapquest did this already.
    1. infectionfx's Avatar
      infectionfx -
      Quote Originally Posted by bluaeon View Post
      i thought mapquest did this already.
      We wanted to have a more native feel to the whole project. So we decided to integrate it into the already great maps to make it greater!
    1. punjabi212's Avatar
      punjabi212 -
      Nice!
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Quote Originally Posted by infectionfx View Post
      We wanted to have a more native feel to the whole project. So we decided to integrate it into the already great maps to make it greater!
      Well it's a terrific idea! I've been wondering when something like this would come out, its been needed for awhile now
    1. salayyad's Avatar
      salayyad -
      Judging from the video it doesn't look like the android version I had on my droid. Guess I'll have to wait and see more video. I'll definitely buy if it's similar.
    1. FoneWeasel's Avatar
      FoneWeasel -
      Google Maps routing is total junk. It's very basic and far from the quality of dedicated GPS companies like Garmin and TomTom. Had I followed Google Map's directions for getting from Minneapolis to St. Louis rather than my in car GPS and the TomTom on my iPhone, it would have taken me more than an extra HOUR (70 miles) to get there. Same deal from St. Louis to Chicago. Extra hour (60 miles) based on Google Maps directions. Additionally it doesn't know many 1-way streets are 1-way.
    1. jonmassot's Avatar
      jonmassot -
      Cool!
    1. mikeltrey's Avatar
      mikeltrey -
      Quote Originally Posted by infectionfx View Post
      We wanted to have a more native feel to the whole project. So we decided to integrate it into the already great maps to make it greater!
      Infectionfx, can you explain how this might be better than my Tom Tom app? Thanks, it looks like it's interesting for sure!
    1. Johnboy00's Avatar
      Johnboy00 -
      Fail. Google Maps downloads map data as it needs it. When driving in the boonies, or anywhere else with no coverage, it's useless. CoPilot has all map data stored on device, and it's only $8.00 for US map plus voice directions (win).
    1. General Klinger's Avatar
      General Klinger -
      Nice
    1. rocketApe's Avatar
      rocketApe -
      I just hope it doesnt cost a fortune. 3 bucks is kinda my max, but if it worked that well, i suppose i'd pay $5.
    1. dotFIVE's Avatar
      dotFIVE -
      What the heck is a 'brureto'? I hope you weren't trying to spell burrito...

      Nevertheless, very much looking forward to this tweak! It'd come in handy for me.
    1. JLick's Avatar
      JLick -
      Dude enable offline cache for certain areas (I have the space to give!!!) and I'll buy it xD
    1. iFrosty's Avatar
      iFrosty -
      I bet that "burrito" place was chipotle
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Johnboy00 View Post
      Fail. Google Maps downloads map data as it needs it. When driving in the boonies, or anywhere else with no coverage, it's useless. CoPilot has all map data stored on device, and it's only $8.00 for US map plus voice directions (win).
      Why is it a fail? It's a tweak that might be useful to others!