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    Default xGPS, Navigation for the iPhone
    xGPS is a Cydia App that allows function of the iPhone 3G GPS and other supported external GPS modules in this turn-by-turn application. The first version of the software features that were left out by THAT company, with the next version to expand upon its success. Help support xGPS and be a part of the community.

    There have been quite a lot of bug fixes and extra features to the latest version of xGPS.

    The major new additions for version 1.2 are:

    * A first beta version of voice navigation in English is now implemented and the speech engine does a pretty good job of pronouncing the directions (see the first video above). It will need some future tweaks to correctly pronounce abbreviations (like Rd, Blvd, Pkwy, N, E, S W, slashes, etc), but other than that it does a very good job.

    * GPS coordinates are now accessible under the GPS settings menu.

    * A Night Mode view is now available under the User Interface settings menu. Night Mode can either be manually enabled or automatically through a timer from 8pm through 7am. The timer is currently fixed, but will be fully customizable in a future release.

    * You can also have your iPhone/iPod play music at the same time when using the xGPS application. The voice directions will be played through the music (see the second video above). It would be nice to have the music fade in/out when there is a voice direction.

    The new version is in beta and is expected the 20th of February. Visit xgpsdev.xwaves.net/forum and support the project!

    Dont forget to pick up the current version, 1.1, on Cydia via the xWaves repo (cydia.xwaves.net) or your MMi Repo!!

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    Last edited by tomheben; 02-10-2009 at 10:11 PM.
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    Wish you would release more beta builds. The US one right now isnt even worth trying. How about releasing more builds as they come?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbplayer5 View Post
    Wish you would release more beta builds. The US one right now isnt even worth trying. How about releasing more builds as they come?
    I disagree 90% with you. More frequent Betas would be great but I use it all the time as it is right now. This is not at all true full featured GPS, but it does work and quiet well I think. The new updates are going to be a major step in the right direction.

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    Right, but considering the USA situation (where you can't use Current GPS Location), this software is not really worth trying for US folks. Wish they would fix this first in 1.2.

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    Default Current location..
    Whats to say it hasnt been fixed in this version...
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    xGPS is a perfect world-wide map alternative. Have no problems waiting for more routing features.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomheben View Post
    Whats to say it hasnt been fixed in this version...
    Your initial post....

    Anyway, please surprise us, look forward to trying it out!

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    I use XGPS everyday. You got an issue not using current location? drop a pin in the maps app and navigate from there.

    Really is quite simple if you put your mind to it. For the first full fledge GPS on iPhone I think its awesome!! I have no problems with it whatsoever and any improvements will just make it even greater!

    Roll on version 1.2!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by smeeshum View Post
    I use XGPS everyday. You got an issue not using current location? drop a pin in the maps app and navigate from there.

    Really is quite simple if you put your mind to it. For the first full fledge GPS on iPhone I think its awesome!! I have no problems with it whatsoever and any improvements will just make it even greater!

    Roll on version 1.2!!!

    Smee

    I agree with you 100% I use it daily as well...with the drop pin. it is not a big deal to me at all. not to mention that this program is FREE and done on the side of other real life commitments. I can't wait for the next version. 9 days!!!!

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    I like it better than apple's gps, autorotation is great. Can't wait for the update.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brianmarocco View Post
    I agree with you 100% I use it daily as well...with the drop pin. it is not a big deal to me at all. not to mention that this program is FREE and done on the side of other real life commitments. I can't wait for the next version. 9 days!!!!
    What drop pin? I dont see any drop pin in XGPS.

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    The drop pin function in the current version of xGPS is really is used as a frame of reference. You can drop a pin by searching for Places/Cities (Using and address or City/State name) and it will drop a pin on that location.

    If the GPS is active though, you cannot scroll through that map to that point, but can zoom out to get it in your frame of reference and go from there.

    New updates to the software are coming soon, and will help a lot in navigation, so stay tuned.
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    love it

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    Looked at the other forum but cant see the download?
    Ok found it in Cydia (had error problems) Do I need to download the utility?
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    Sweet app!

    Testing today.

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    I installed xGPS and the Utility just because. What does the utility do?
    Android user suffering from iPhone withdraw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gQstatus05 View Post
    I installed xGPS and the Utility just because. What does the utility do?
    The xGPS Utility you wont need. It was used when we made GPS Units for our software. You could see Lat/Long, Alt and Speed as well as upgrade its firmware. However, we dont sell GPS Units and have partnered with OrangeGadgets.com as our GPS Hardware Provider.
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    From what I've read so far my understanding is I need to use this GPS over wife only? Or does it work over 3G too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Z View Post
    From what I've read so far my understanding is I need to use this GPS over wife only? Or does it work over 3G too?
    xGPS Can be used over Wifi, 3G or Edge.

    There is a xGPS Map Manager for Mac/Windows/Linux that also allows the user to predownload maps and place them on the iPhone for xGPS to read, therefore allowing you to save you data plan, and speed up navigation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Z View Post
    From what I've read so far my understanding is I need to use this GPS over wife only? Or does it work over 3G too?
    xGPS uses location services to assist finding your current location. However, location services only needs to be enabled. On a 3G, xGPS works perfectly even if you remove the network sim card.

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