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    Thumbs up xGPS a navigation for Iphone !
    There is new app xGPS on Cydia .
    Its a bit buggy but dev still work on it.
    Repo for Cydia: cydia.xwaves.net/
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    What exactly does it do? I'd rather not just download random apps to be honest...
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    I believe its a Mapping software with turn-by-turn driving directions using Xwaves' GPS that does not require internet connection to work.

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    works good

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    Every time I try to get directions it tells me that it could not find directions for this query. Maybe I'm doing something wrong. I'm using a 3G iPhone using built in GPS and Google maps. I see where you can download maps and I did download some on the iPhone but it still doesn't work. Do you have to download the maps? Is there a better way to download and put them in your phone then straight from the phone?
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    Same with DirtyBird, everything works except for the actual 'Directions' Part!

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    xGPS works with the following GPS accessory...https://www.orangegadgets.com/shop/p...e8a7a41bb4b0e8.
    This is the link to the forum for the software...xGPS - GPS for iPhone / iPod touch
    This is the link to the status of the current work on the next version...Roadmap – xGPS – Trac

    Now it does work well now but is still in the very early stages of being a complete GPS. I use it around town but would not rely on it if I was heading on a long trip or going camping. The developer seems to be dedicated to continually improving it so just keep checking the forum and see what is happening.

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    I think the problem with this release is that the current position does not work in the States. Try using the full address on both.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brianmarocco View Post
    xGPS works with the following GPS accessory...https://www.orangegadgets.com/shop/p...e8a7a41bb4b0e8
    Uh...does it work with the build in GPS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IndianCheese View Post
    Uh...does it work with the build in GPS?
    it also has the option to work with the built in 3g gps unit. You have to change it in the settings though. By default its set to use the other external gps units.
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    I am not sure to be honest I don't have the 3G phone.

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    It doesn't launch for me... App opens then closes right away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ltjbigshot View Post
    I think the problem with this release is that the current position does not work in the States. Try using the full address on both.
    Thanks...yeah, putting both addresses in worked. That kinda stinks though. I hope they fix that in an update.
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    again check the roadtrac link...it show all the updates that are coming. When the next update comes out it looks like it will be very complete!

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    Nice, It's about time someone works on a real turn by turn gps app! Cant wait to check out the next release.

    Photos: (in Beta still)
    xGPS - GPS for iPhone / iPod touch

    Roadmap:
    Roadmap €“ xGPS €“ Trac

    General forum:
    xGPS Users forum • Index page

    Video: (of old jerky version)
    YouTube - xGPS Driving Directions Demo
    Last edited by JazJon; 01-12-2009 at 02:56 PM.

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    I love it

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    So has anyone experienced the App just not launching??

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    Tested it last night on a trip to pick a friend up at the airport. Worked great. If you are in the US make sure you turn off "recalculate route" If you have it enabled it will give you a wrong way message and then cancel your directions. Also, do not use the start at "current location" Right now it isn't supporting that. You have to type in the starting and ending location. I'm using a 3G with the built in GPS. It was very accurate as far as route but the speedometer was a little off at times. It would jump +/- 5 mph at times but if you take the average it was pretty on.

    After using it there are a couple functions I would like to see.

    1. Be able to use "current location"
    2. Be able to flip the start/end locations.
    3. Larger text directions.
    4. Text to speech for the directions.
    5. Be able to recalculate directions if off route.

    Checking on the xGPS forum I know they are working on some of these things and I'm anxiously awaiting an update. I highly recommend this app for what it does right now. It will be much better with future updates I'm sure.
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    I like it! With the ability to download map data via computer or on-the-fly! The speed thingie bothers me as well, but seems to be a problem with others. Motion-X GPS and another free AppStore apps also have problems with speed. Now I wonder if that's an AppleGPS problem.

    Side note: Did not realize map data was so -huge- !!!

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    Is the a way I can take the map info from G-maps west.app and transfer them to xGPS for offline use. Just wondering

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