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10-29-2009, 08:01 AM #41
Why is it that everone with less than 100 posts is so quick to judge.. Be extremely negative.. Not think critically.. And use bad language...? Geez
10-29-2009, 08:05 AM #42
This would be a great thing. Save a bundle on 3rd party apps like Tom Tom or Navizon.
10-29-2009, 08:08 AM #43
sux that i might not see this on an iphone
10-29-2009, 09:06 AM #44
With Street View and satellite imagery (and the free pricetag) Google has the potential to leapfrog TomTom, Navigon, etc in the Navigation market. In fact, with more and more phones being capable of running Nav apps, this could spell the end for those companies (within 5 years or so).
If this isn't offered for the iPhone it could become the most blatant example of Apple's ridiculous and arbitrary rules for apps, and unlike Google Voice this is something a lot of people really want.
Anyway, the iPhone hasn't shown any innovation for over a year and other companies are catching up. I'm all for competition and I'm hopeful that we'll see Apple come out with breakthrough new features soon, but if the next version of the iPhone and its OS is as boring and uneventful as the 3GS and 3.0 OS, I'll be looking much more closely at the Android offerings. This is especially true if the jailbreaking community hasn't come up with anything better than the "tethered jailbreak" for new models. Tethered jailbreak is obviously not a reasonable option for 90% of phone users.
It's interesting how the iPhone OS, which was so revolutionary a couple of years ago, is looking so stale and boring now. If it wasn't for Winterboard I'm not sure I'd own one right now.
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10-29-2009, 09:19 AM #45
Apple will not need this once they have implemented their own Nav system into the phone. Where it is nice for Google to offer it for free I don't see Apple making anything off of it which is not in their best interest.
10-29-2009, 10:42 AM #46
I wish they would just be more honest with their acceptance policies: "We won't accept any apps that are not in our best interests."
Their current acceptance policies do not include any reasons for rejecting Google's nav app as it's been described, so chances are that this will be another stealthy "no real reasons given" rejection.
Anyway, I can't wait to see Apple's Street View functionality. I'm sure it'll be really great.
10-29-2009, 03:06 PM #47
10-29-2009, 05:48 PM #48
Let me get this straight:
- Google announces their own free navigation app
- It's uncertain, if Apple will allow it (what if they do...?)
- None of you guys posting here has tried this application yet; Could be... no so great right?
= Everybody whining how eff'ed up their iPhone is.
Even though I kinda feel people's pain, regarding Apple policy towards jailbreaking, I don't really understand this strange behaviour.
Maybe some of you spend too much time thinking about your iPhone...
10-29-2009, 06:27 PM #49
10-30-2009, 01:37 AM #50
10-30-2009, 09:37 AM #51
While Googles iNav app looks great there is a drawback in using it as opposed to a native on board Nav app.
Googles iNav app pulls data at the beginning and keeps this on the device for your route. Problem is if you miss an exit, you have to have a data connection to re-pull the information and create a new route (roaming will kill you here if you are out of your call area). This is something an onboard Nav app can do on the fly very easily and seamlessly which has saved me numerous times using Navigon.
The one big plus this has is Google search and voice commands. Still not enough to get me to switch at this point. I am going to wait until next June/July to see if Apple comes to the table with some great new enhancements to the next iPhone. I won't drop everything for a Droid, it just doesn't shout MUST HAVE to me.
By that time who knows, maybe the map app will have this feature. The standard apps on the iPhone don't change until new hardware comes out, or at least that has been the MO with Apple."To unpathed waters, undreamed shores." -- William Shakespeare
10-30-2009, 09:50 AM #52
gimme gimmeThis is getting a lil' ridiculous...
10-30-2009, 11:45 AM #53