Turn by Turn GPS by gokivo (powered by Yahoo)

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  1. GNice macrumors 6502

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  2. Jeremy1026 macrumors 68020

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    I'm not buying any GPS navigation for 99¢! I'd rather pay more for a company I trust, then scrape the bottom of the barrel and get lost in the middle of nowhere.
     
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  4. iSaga macrumors regular

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    Looks like it is 99¢ for the app, then $9.99 a month? Am I reading that correctly?
     
  5. iSaga macrumors regular

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    If you look at it in the app store, it says "Top In App Purchases"

    1. 1 Month(30 days) $9.99
     
  6. Cartoonkid macrumors 6502

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    I agree, but according to their website, they power pretty much every carrier's navigation systems.

    http://networksinmotion.com/newsroom/04_30_2009_VZNav_global.php

    If that's true, they certainly seem legit.
     
  7. NightStorm macrumors 68000

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    It looks really nice, but I'd rather pay it all up front... hoping Navigon or TomTom releases something soon (before my vacation trip in July).
     
  8. williamgallas10 macrumors regular

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    So in app purchase is going to allow developers to find inventive ways to scam customers. This app is clearly a scam.
     
  9. samab macrumors 6502a

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    There is no scam --- Gokivo is made by NIM, which also makes Verizon's and AAA's turn-by-turn navigation apps (both of them also charge the same $9.99 a month subscription fee on Verizon feature phones).

    NIM's VZ Navigator has been the most successful TBT navigation app in the US --- and extremely accurate. So if you try Gokivo and you find that it's not accurate --- it ain't Gokivo's fault, it the fault of the iphone hardware that feeds them inaccurate GPS data.
     
  10. VelfarreClubber macrumors member

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    How is it a scam when they clearly tell you on the top right corner of the page that it charges you a monthly fee?
     
  11. PhixionFilms macrumors 6502

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    I think he ment the whole system with it. I agree, now instead of developers having to rase the price of things, they can just to in app purchases which sucks.
     
  12. adbe macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, but conversely you pay only for what you use.

    If this app also included offline apps, why pay a hundred dollars for the entire US and Canada, say, if all you wanted was a specific Canadian province, or US state. If you find yourself needing a map for the next state over, you could purchase it on demand.
     
  13. NightStorm macrumors 68000

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    As already stated in this thread, this model is nothing new... this developer uses the same pricing on other platforms. Don't worry, there will be other offerings soon.
     
  14. samab macrumors 6502a

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    What they really lack is the $2.99 one day subscription.

    Verizon has their record-setting downloads for VZ Navigator during the long weekends in the summer time --- where people just paid $2.99 to get to their long weekend destination.
     
  15. NightStorm macrumors 68000

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    Good thinking, that would be a nice additional price point.
     
  16. Tunnelrunner macrumors regular

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    Got an e-mail back from one of NIM's reps. They wanted to do that initially (along with the $10 monthly fee) but Apple wouldn't allow it right off the bat. They want to "ease people" into the idea of in-app purchasing first. The NIM rep basically hinted that the $2.99 one-day shot option *will* be offered in the very near future...I guess when the hysteria of in-app purchasing dies down.

    I give a lot of credit to these guys for having the stones to be the first to do this. I fully expect Telenav to do the same once their app comes to the App Store.
     
  17. Saladinos macrumors 68000

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    So what, Apple's deciding price points now? I call bull. I very much doubt Apple would refuse to sell a product that's too expensive. That'd be like Satan lecturing on morality.
     
  18. Tunnelrunner macrumors regular

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    Apple does many bizarre things that are never fully understood, so who knows what their motivations are?
     
  19. samab macrumors 6502a

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    No reason to doubt NIM at all --- they sell the same $9.99 a month and $2.99 a day subscriptions on other platforms like VZ Navigator and AAA Mobile Navigator. Competitors like TeleNav also sell AT&T Navigator at the same price point of $9.99 a month and $2.99 a day.

    You sound like you never live in the real world.
     

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