Any good navigation apps out yet?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by CBell, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. CBell macrumors regular

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    Like turn-by-turn directions, spoken directions, etc?
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Turn-by-turn navigation is still, as it ever was, specifically outlawed by the SDK agreement all developers agree to.
     
  3. ajnicho macrumors 6502a

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    Why is this?
     
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    You'd have to ask Apple: the wrote the document, not me.
     
  5. CBell thread starter macrumors regular

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    What about unofficial apps? Or should I ask that in another board?
     
  6. firewood macrumors 604

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    We can only guess. Maybe there's some glitch in the GPS hardware which indicates the opposite direction 1-in-a-million times, and Apple didn't want to get sued for the head-on collision death of the millionth user watching their iPhone instead of the road? Maybe the map data provider didn't want to pay for liability insurance either?

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  7. ilfn143 macrumors 6502

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    no background running app no turn-by-turn. imagine u using gps and receive a call, you pick up the phone and a turn coming up. if it's turn-by-turn it has to come from apple, make it like ipod function so it can run in background.
     
  8. needthephone macrumors 6502a

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    yes there are several.

    Some allow you to email you location to someone and othes can track your route on a featureless background so you can see a sqiggle of where you have been !

    All the other phones have turn by turn directions but I can email my location so all in all way to go apple you really do know how to satisfy your users!!!!
     

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