Sygic Turn-By-Turn Gps App
Looks like we maybe getting closer to a full blown turn-by-turn gps app for the iphone 3g!
It amazes me that it has taken this long, although it remains to be seen if Apple will allow it into the app store. They have stated that they don’t want any apps that use the in built gps to provide turn-by-turn voice prompted navigation!
Google maps are great, but what do you do when you are in the back and beyond with no cell coverage to download maps? And as I have recently discovered, that is ALOT of the south island here in New Zealand! Sygic allows you to store the maps in the phone, like a Tomtom or Navman etc, so no wifi or cell coverage is needed, just the GPS…nice!!
Anyway if this one gets through, it will mean one less gadget to carry around!
The following is taken from www.iphonehacks.com:
Sygic Demos Turn-by-Turn GPS iPhone App with Voice Navigation
A turn-by-turn voice navigation app is one of the most wanted app for iPhone 3G. xWaves had recently announced that they will be releasing an updated version of their xGPS for the jailbroken iPhone which will bring turn-by-turn voice navigation for the first time to the iPhone.
At the Mobile World Congress 2009, Sygic, a developer of navigation software for smartphones and PDAs demoed an iPhone version of their navigation software that includes turn-by-turn GPS directions with voice prompts, points of interest, support for multiple countries and locally-stored maps.
Folks at iPhoneblog who had a chance to see the iPhone app in action at the TeleAtlas booth at Mobile World Congress 2009 have reported that the iPhone app includes turn-by-turn GPS directions with voice prompts, points of interest, support for multiple countries and locally-stored maps.
Sygic’s iPhone app uses TeleAtlas maps which are stored locally on the iPhone. So the advantage is that it does not need a data connection for it to work but maps would take up quite a bit of space on your iPhone. For eg. maps of Europe will take up 2 GB of space.
You can see some of the screenshots of the iPhone app below (courtesy folks at The iPhone Blog):