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Offline lembeh

Best iPhone GPS app from your experience
« on: June 24, 2010, 10:25:41 pm »
Hi guys Im looking to purchase a GPS app for my iPhone so that I dont have to carry an extra GPS unit. For my research seems like TomTom and Navigon's GPS app are highly rated.

I am looking for opinions (bikers perspective) from tourers that have used any kind of GPS app on their iPhone. Let me know which ones you like, dont like, would recommend. Thanks

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Re: Best iPhone GPS app from your experience
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2010, 04:47:15 pm »
Since no one else has responded I'll toss in my two cents:

For it's price ($2.99), it's  intuitive user interface and feature set I like MotionX GPS.

I wasn't going to mention it on this thread because in normal use, you have to have a data connection to AT&T to get the map of your current location. However, you can pre download maps of your route before you go so you will already have them in memory. Once done, you can access all the maps of the area you've downloaded without any cell phone connection at all.

The down sides are that...
* you have to take the time to download you route (best done in sections) and it takes a long time.
* if you only want detailed maps for a 100 mile route you still need 50 to 100 MB of data.
* if you need to do a full reset on your phone, you could loose all the maps you so laboriously downloaded, until you restore them from the automatic backup on your PC.

However, for $2.99 it is a great backup to a dedicated GPS unit.
« Last Edit: June 28, 2010, 04:49:35 pm by CraftGeek »


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Re: Best iPhone GPS app from your experience
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2010, 09:02:32 am »
Best Telecom Applications  from my experience

1. textPlus - textPlus provides free and unlimited messaging whether it is regular text or app to app.

Publisher - GOGII
Price - Free

2. AT&T myWireless Mobile - AT&T myWireless Mobile allows you to manage your AT&T wireless account from your iPhone or iPod Touch devices. With this application you’ll be able to manage account functions including viewing/paying bill, see voice minutes and data usage, add/remove feature etc.

Publisher - AT&T Inc
Price - Free

3. FriendCaller 3 Pro - Now you can make VoIP calls over 3G and WiFi! FriendCaller provides free calls and instant messages to anyone else on the Internet. They don’t have to sign up before talking to you for free. You can also call landlines and mobile phones around the globe with high quality at low cost.

Publisher - C2Call GmbH
Price - Free

4. Textfree Unlimited - This application provides unlimited free text messaging and, in fact, is the only texting app that gives you a real phone number, even on an iPod touch!

Publisher - Pinger, Inc
Price - Free

Does this information gave you the complete description of the application or do you want to know more about this apps? If so then refer: Best Telecom Applications for iPhone and iPod Touch.

Offline OoI3OIVII3oO

Re: Best iPhone GPS app from your experience
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2010, 03:21:33 am »
I have the iPhone 4 and I have a folder for my bike tour apps here it is maybe itll help you out its all i ever needed
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Offline mapman

Re: Best iPhone GPS app from your experience
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2010, 07:07:20 pm »
I am looking at CoPilot Live V8.  Apparently, it works on Droid, iPhone and WinPhones and lets you load maps from US, North America, Europe and other areas on the phone and then just use the phones GPS capabilities.  POI are available as well, you can use various forms of transportation for routing including bicycle.  It's supposed to be as good as TomTom and Garmin GPS's.  I haven't used it yet just reading reviews.  It's $19.99 on my Droid and no subscription fees?  Has anyone here used it?