Thursday, December 4, 2008
One of the major disappointments of the iPhone 3G and its GPS was the inability to replace your existing GPS navigation unit.
Sure you won't get lost with your iPhone, however there was no way to have it working like you TomTom or Garmin units with turn-by-turn directions.
People knew Telenav was already working on this, and even TomTom has rumoured to have their software running on the iPhone... however, it seems they'll both be beaten to market by XRoad which is about to launch their G-Map for the iPhone this month. (Keep your eyes open in the App Store.)
The maps are downloaded from the Internet and stored in your iPhone, meaning you won't require any kind of Internet connection to navigate wherever you please.
Now...I just wonder how much longer it will take for the other companies to jump into the bandwagon and start launching their GPS navigation Apps.