xGPS Turn-by-Turn GPS Nav

March 16, 2009 by admin · Leave a Comment 

Turn by turn voice navigation is one of the most requested features for the iPhone, yet neither Apple nor other software developers have released any iPhone applications that add this feature to the iPhone so far, despite the demand for the feature. But turn by turn voice navigation is now accessible on jailbroken iPhones, thanks to xGPS. xGPS is a realtime GPS navigation software and the latest version is version 1.2 that has been recently released. This version has support for voice instructions as well as other new features. The navigation is based on Google maps data. xGPS can be obtained for free via Cydia.


Mac patent iphone technology

January 7, 2009 by admin · Leave a Comment 

Apple is laying claim to the navigation interface provided by the iPhone, a new patent application reveals. Published by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the filing is simply titled Touch Screen Device, Method, and Graphical User Interface for Providing Maps, Directions, and Location-Based Information. Apple begins its claim by noting that as the number of functions presented by handhelds grows, it becomes increasingly difficult to build a matching interface, and multiplying the number of buttons present may be useless when dealing with applications such as Google Maps.

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