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Topic # 31052 3-Mar-2009 09:49
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Hey folks,

xGPS 1.2 has been released and is now on Cydia.

For all those who don't know/haven't heard, xGPS is Turn-by Turn Voice GPS software for the iPhone.

More details can be found here

The App looks great and I can't wait to try it, but one thing I find very amusing is their 'License' or terms of use which you have to accept before using the software, check 'Article 1'.....


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  Reply # 198910 3-Mar-2009 10:32
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I'll definitely be spending my money on donations to these guys. It's was good at version 1.1, but 1.2 just blows my socks off.




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  Reply # 198912 3-Mar-2009 10:38
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I agree. Since I got my 3G iPhone I hadn't jailbroken it. There was nothing that made me really want to do it. This meant no messing around when it came to update time, just nice and easy through iTunes *officially*. Well this is the one and only thing that has got me to do it and get back into the jailbreaking scene. This is well worth donating to...they got my money Smile




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  Reply # 199052 3-Mar-2009 20:50
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w00t - I have been waiting for 1.2

This app MAKES the iphone the all in one unit it is supposed to be.

(You just need a car charging kit to use it, it chews battery stupidly fast)




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  Reply # 199053 3-Mar-2009 20:52
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And as it turns out, a bluetooth speakerphone set as well. (Voice instructions VERY low volume -- even on max)




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  Reply # 199113 4-Mar-2009 09:05
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A couple of other things to note:

1. If you have no 3G/Data then it cannot recalculate your route, even if you have the map downloaded.

2. If the GPS signal is poor/weak then it doesn't follow you well at all.

3. In offline mode you can't tell it to "Go Home" even though it knows where you are cause of the GPS and it knows where home is cause yoiu have pre-programmed it and even though you have downloaded the map already

4. Sound is VERY low

5. Voice doesn't 'dim' the music playing from the iPod, a much needed update

6. You can't force it to search for Satellites again, it does it in it's own time

7. It takes some strange routes, not neccesarily the quickest ones either.


If you have a Data connection it works brilliantly and the recalcuation works a treat.

Overall it is a great app, but there are a lot of improvements that could/should be made....but then it's free!




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  Reply # 199155 4-Mar-2009 11:26
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Wow thats cool!

I wonder if this will ever make "prime time" given the SDK terms of agreement state you cant make turn by turn GPS navigation apps for iPhone (yet).

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  Reply # 199228 4-Mar-2009 15:18
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Seems good to me :) Definitely eats batteries though :O Mine doesn't last long at all driving around, and thanks to apples disabling of the firewire power pins >:( I cant use my old car charger!

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