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02-19-2009, 12:00 PM #41
According to published reports, this app has officially been submitted to Apple. I guess it's only a matter of time before Apple scoffs at it and brushes it aside. Hell, who knows... Maybe it'll sneak through like xRoad's G-Map apps did, although I still can't figure out how the heck they got by the SDK's explicit restrictions against real-time, turn by turn gps navigation apps.
02-19-2009, 01:29 PM #42
02-19-2009, 03:56 PM #43
ALK have already previewed CoPilot on the iPhone. Apple will not let them release it as it breaches the T&C of the SDK.
They are in talks with Apple but will not release without Apple's permission as they have to use the SDK.
But £25? If that's all you guys are willing to pay for proper SatNav they probably won't bother LOL
xGPS is free - and very good for the price (not knocking them in any way - looking forward to their relese tomorrow - check it out) but it's not proper SatNAv - and you won't get proper SatNav for £25 - but if Apple have their way we wont get proper SatNav at allHe who asks a question looks foolish for 5 minutes. He who doesn't ask a question remains foolish forever.
02-19-2009, 04:48 PM #44
is the new release for xgps going to update automaticly on my phone?
now i know that this is another subject,but if anybody can guide me please,do so.
i have videorecorder3g on my phone,but i cant figure out how to down load it to my computer.i have gone to there web site and downloaded the link that it is supposed to work but i get a message on my computer that the file is not supported and it cant open.how does it work,please tell me,this is dryving me crazy.
02-19-2009, 06:28 PM #45
02-19-2009, 08:42 PM #46
Just paid $89 for Garmin Mobile XT for my wife's new Nokia E71. If any voice GPS program ever comes to the iPhone, I'd expect to pay around the same amount...
02-19-2009, 09:24 PM #47
Apple is going to deny it. Why not release it to us. I mean i would be willing to pay for this.
02-20-2009, 04:10 PM #48
02-20-2009, 10:51 PM #49
Its not like apple dont get money from appstore apps, I don't understand why apple won't listen to their customers and provide some of the necessary features it lacks. They don't even need to do any work, the app is ready let it in the appstore!
02-21-2009, 12:31 AM #50
02-21-2009, 03:12 AM #51
He who asks a question looks foolish for 5 minutes. He who doesn't ask a question remains foolish forever.
02-21-2009, 10:08 AM #52
I was sarcastically referencing the Maps app we already have as a point for having the GPS on the phone already...
02-22-2009, 10:52 PM #53
02-23-2009, 05:32 AM #54
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Apple and is s*****g politics, I hope someone buy apple and let the gps turn by turn programs to be released, this is more problable than the stupid people of apple let we have a decent gps program.
02-23-2009, 07:29 AM #55
what about the update from xgps was it ever released,i still have the old version.
02-23-2009, 07:35 AM #56
02-26-2009, 10:00 AM #57
Hopefully Cydia will pick it up!
02-26-2009, 10:44 AM #58
Best way to go is release it on Cydia and sell it ona subscription basis : $2 per month!
I would go with the other guy's GPS solution (xGPS is it) which is atleast released as a beta (turn by turn) works great already! Voice pending!
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02-26-2009, 12:26 PM #59
If/when a full fledged GPS-navigation app comes out to the phone, everyone should be fully aware that you WILL have to pay at a minimum $70-100. And that's without the yearly update, other region map packs, and other changes brought through time.
EDIT: to add some more content. The reason all GPS and navigation software is because they need to make/license the map data. You can't just go and use google map on the iphone for navigation since the apps don't have the license to use it, so they need to bring their own. This means 1 of 2 things: Either the app itself will store the map information, making them HUGE in size depending on how much you have or they have to set up a streaming function a la google maps, which is a whole other mess and they rarely go that way. So fully expect to pay 30-50 for the app and then 70-100 for map packs. Just go to any Garmin/Magellan GPS solution and check their prices, that's what you're going to have to pay.
Sygic themselves is just jumping into the market so most of their stuff is on trial. However, they have a sweet thing going by not making a GPS device themselves and instead making software for phones/PDAs. How much this will save in costs, who knows.
02-26-2009, 02:18 PM #60
IMO this is just never going to happen in a legit way.
To Generate and update maps cost much more money than people are willing to spend for an Iphone based system so even if the App store was to pick up this prg, as pointed out before it would cost about $100 plus a annual map charge of probably another $50-$100.
The only way this is going to ever work is if it's a Cydia app and the maps are "borrowed" from some larger company.