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    Okay, so the OpenMobile forum is WAY to quiet yet again. So I thought I would add a small bit of life

    I, like some others, use Garmin Mobile PC in the car. Support for it from Garmin has or soon will be stopped. And while I'll be able to use it for a little while, I need to know:

    What are the alternatives?

    There are map choices. I have not found too many that seem appealling. Routing is kind of high up on my priority list. And lowest cost is right up there as well. Then there is small touch screen friendly.

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    I've been really happy with iGuidance.

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    • #3
      Waze is one way to go. It has an api so it can be nicely integrated.
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      • #4
        I looked up Waze last evening. Seems quite interesting. Not sure how one can integrate it without modding it somewhat. It has not been compiled for Windows that I can tell (Windows Mobile excepted). That is beyond me at the moment.

        However, that being said, it looks quite interesting. I like the two-way approach for road updates / traffic / etc.

        Oh, and FREE is always a nice feature
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        • #5
          Yeah, I've tested it on my phone while driving around and it works just fine for me. I don't know if it's up and running on windows yet but it does run on iOS and Android (linux)
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          • #6
            The unfortunate thing is that the hands-down best navigation is on android only... Would probably be easiest to port OpenMobile to android.. ;-)
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            • #7
              Doesn't have to be ported... Android supports mono so should be able to run OpenMobile but I don't think anyone has tested it.
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              • #8
                I don't know if anyone checked out MapMonkey (www.mapmonkey.net), but it looks simplistic and best of all FREE!!!

                Wolfo

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                • #9
                  MapMonkey is based on destinator which is not free...
                  I don't know how the current state is on destinator but I built a frontend around it approx 5 years ago and that worked just fine.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Borte View Post
                    Doesn't have to be ported... Android supports mono so should be able to run OpenMobile but I don't think anyone has tested it.
                    I'd love to see it, but is there a free/open mono for android? I thought it was a pay license like the iOS mono.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by CraziFuzzy View Post
                      I'd love to see it, but is there a free/open mono for android? I thought it was a pay license like the iOS mono.
                      I'm not sure of the current state. I know it was a license issue earlier but I think that MonoDroid has opened up a bit.
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                      • #12
                        both the iOS and Android for mono were commercial product and both have basically been cancelled since Novell was sucked up by Attachmate. Mono founders have started a new company to try to replace them but it could be a while. They provide a way to run C#/.Net on the given platform, but the UI is still all platform specific stuff still.
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                        • #13
                          Well, so far, at least IMHO, iGuidance is winning the race. It's not free (but reasonable), seems to be pretty stable, has an OSK, and at least for now can be "embedded" via the embedded app plugin.

                          I'm still open to more suggestions. But if my mind is not changed for me, I may just pick up iGuidance (after the free trial ) in about a month or so. That gives time to get any major issues handled with 0.9
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                          • #14
                            http://www.navit-project.org/

                            I know this thread is a little old, anyone look at this?
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by JohnnyT View Post
                              http://www.navit-project.org/

                              I know this thread is a little old, anyone look at this?
                              It was discussed at an early stage, back then Navit wasn't mature enough. This might have changed now as it looks like a lot of work as gone into it since last time we checked it out.
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