Friday, November 21, 2008

iPhone firmware 2.2 is out!

Apple released the 2.2 firmware for iPhone and iPod touch just on schedule. There are quite some neat improvements, espechially in the Maps application, but unfortunately, there's no word on a turn-by-turn navigaiton app yet.

Also, no sign of 3dvu's or Xroad's solutions for the iPhone yet.

Beside that, there is a nice new offline map application, called Navionics Viewer, available in the AppStore. It just features 2 maps yet, so you can consider it a preview of what is to come. Navionics Viewer aims to naval, skiing and hiking users that want to carry their maps, supported by GPS, but offline, with them.
More maps are about to be released in future, but most likely, they will be commercial.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

3dvu back online!

After having some problems with their website, 3dvu are back online and still have a picture of their software running on an iPhone. Yet, there still is no information about it available, but is said to be released in December. We'll see...

G-Map brings offline maps to iPhone, including routing

Unfortunately, this does not mean turn-by-turn, but XRoad's G-Map is announced for "early November 2008" wich basically is like... um... now ;)

G-Map features offline map data as well as routing, making it a nice alternative to Maps, especially when there would be need to use roaming or you don't even have a cellular connection at all.
Beside that, G-Map has "3D view of intricate major intersections and highway junctions" as well as POI handling.

It seems that in November there will be an US version only, as they say "G-Map for Europe, Central/South America, Asia and other countries and regions will be available by the end of the year." No pricing information is available yet, it "can be confirmed once they have been officially put up in the App store".

Monday, November 10, 2008

Turn-by-turn as soon as next month?

A commenter on my blog wrote this:

"Navi2Go for iPhone is out next month. Its featuring new 3D aerial photography AND lined-map navigation with 3D landscape elevation, both at the same $9.99 a month."

According to the Navi2Go website, their services are available at pre-subscription, at least one year in advance.

I don't know where this comment comes from, maybe an employee of Navi2go? And how do you get Navi2go to your iPhone? Jailbreaking comes to mind...

Well, we'll see. Next month ;)