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# 66596 20-Aug-2010 16:09
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I am currently using copilot  on the galaxy s

I have a couple of issues and am wondering if anyone else has these and if I am missing something.

1) when I enter a destination address, I can't backspace, it just ignores it completely so if I typo (which I do lots) I have to completely start over again
2) when you want to enter an address to go to it seems you have to know the suberb.. If I type in Auckland it brings up auckland city but then it wont find roads in north shore, if i type in north shore it doesnt seem to accept it as a city, so I have to know the suberb and enter that which seems rediculous....

Anyone else have experience with copilot and knows if I am doing something wrong or ways around this?

cheers

Also...

What other GPS progs are you using out there? and which apps seem to have the most accurate maps?
I am really hoping tomtom come to Android.. seems likely I think..

I notice IGO list android on their website but I've had no luck finding it... anyone know the story there?

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  # 370378 20-Aug-2010 16:12
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You might glean some info from this Android GPS Apps thread http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=97&topicid=65259

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  # 370405 20-Aug-2010 17:45
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The backspace problem is a compatibility problem with the Swype keyboard, not sure whose fault that is. What's worse is Copilot doesn't support the long press to change input method so you have to switch to another program, change the input method, then switch back.

 The map seems to have been done with "cities" at suburb level for the North Shore so you have to enter e.g. Browns Bay first, that's pretty silly.

 iGo My Way is available for Android but only for some screen resolutions and not for the Galaxy S screen resolution. I think their problem is that (as dedicated Windows CE iGo modders know) all their interface elements are fixed-size graphics so they need to redo everything for each screen size, hopefully they're working on something better.

 
 
 
 




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  # 370444 20-Aug-2010 19:11
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numfarr: The backspace problem is a compatibility problem with the Swype keyboard, not sure whose fault that is. What's worse is Copilot doesn't support the long press to change input method so you have to switch to another program, change the input method, then switch back.

 The map seems to have been done with "cities" at suburb level for the North Shore so you have to enter e.g. Browns Bay first, that's pretty silly.

 iGo My Way is available for Android but only for some screen resolutions and not for the Galaxy S screen resolution. I think their problem is that (as dedicated Windows CE iGo modders know) all their interface elements are fixed-size graphics so they need to redo everything for each screen size, hopefully they're working on something better.


I just sent an email to copilot asking if they can fix the backspace issue and also telling them about the suberb use, asking if they can fix that or if they can return my money.  It is crazy having to know the suberbs.   I'll let you know what they say :).

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