[UAUG] iPhone GPS antenna
caleb at macjunk.net
Fri Jul 18 12:36:49 MDT 2008
The only thing the iPhone has right now is your position layed on Google
Maps...literally. So no turn-by-turn, nothing audible, no MPH, no trip
info, etc. It has a TON of potential but there's nothing for it yet. As
mentioned, Tom Tom has announced they have a version of their software
running on the iPhone already, but no word on when it will be released.
Apparently there is a clause in the EULA agreement that the phone can't run
real-time navigation software. This could mean a couple things, Tom Tom has
an exclusive, Apple's doing their own thing, or since it's a phone Apple
legally had to put it in there since in some areas it's becoming illegal to
use the phone while driving.
On Fri, Jul 18, 2008 at 11:59 AM, Jim Anderson <jim.anderson at techiegroup.com>
> Does the iPhone's GPS mapping software have audible directions? I run
> TomTom on my phone and really like it. Its graphics are a lot like the
> Garmin [kinda remind me of the old video game Spy Hunter] but it works
> really well.
> Here is a breakdown of the features that I like in TomTom:
> * The maps do rotate when you turn
> * Audible directions [I have a British lady telling me where to go, me
> * Calculates MPH and displays it
> * Also provides you with GPS coordinates [cool for GeoCaching]
> * I can contribute to the map repository/DB if I find an inconsistency. For
> example, my neighborhood is being seriously rebuilt and a few new roads have
> been made. I can add the new roads to my map and share that addition to the
> [TomTom] world if I want to.
> I didn't pick the [rev 1] iPhone for a variety of functionality reasons -
> went with a more feature rich, slightly less sexy phone - HTC TTyN II
> codnamed Kaiser or [At&T] Tilt. Lots of functionality and features but I
> really, really, really, really, really hate that it runs Windows Mobile. :(
> Caleb Call wrote:
>> OK, I played with it a bit more on my way home from work yesterday. A few
>> observations. First, it does a really good job at refreshing the maps
>> driving. I liked the maps better than what I have on my Garmin. It kills
>> the battery FAST. My drive home is ~30 mins, and in that 30 mins I went
>> from a full charge to nearly dead (just about red, but not quite). I had
>> everything turned off to save battery life except for the 3G service. I
>> didn't try it on Edge, I bet it would handle it fine and would give you a
>> bit more battery life. The maps don't rotate for the direction you're
>> heading, so it's a bit confusing if you aren't heading north. Overall, I
>> like it but I don't think it's a real good solution to a GPS. It'd be
>> to pin point your location in reference to an address.
>> On Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 2:15 PM, Jim Anderson <
>> jim.anderson at techiegroup.com>
>>> Wade Preston Shearer wrote:
>>>> What if you jump up and down?
>>> Shouting "Huzzah!!!!" ?
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