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    sorry i havent been around lately... but what unit are you running iguidance on?

    I agree.. i had a sprint mogul... had in past tense cuz i had a bad snowboarding accident last saturday... I made it but my phone didnt.. heck my wifes camera that was in my hand didnt make it either.. LOL..

    anyway..
    I loved iguidance.. my first gps app to go to... even still being 2012 it was really accurate...
    i got garmin xt cheap on clearance one day online a while ago.. so i was using that too....
    then tomtom 7 was good...

    so i used iguidance mainly for TTS directions
    Garmin XT if iguidance didnt find it
    Tomtom to locate a dunkin donuts off of live updates!!!!!!!!!

    but soon have now ventured to the android world.. I miss the 2d of iguidance... sorry i liked it...
    but slowly getting used to the free TeleNav program... has everything and anything those had plus is current....

    since i dont know what device you have... all i can say is im impressed with android apps.. and if you have a car pc... what OS? im wanting to run a car pc eventually in my mud truck.. and think it will have to be android OS!!!!

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    I'm running XP. They probably will continue to support phones... I didn't ask. That is the trend of the market these days as we are the minority who want to run nav on our computers.

    I'm not even going to start on how terrible android is...

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    heh, well i have got a few pm's about keeping garmin mobile pc up to date.

    i will post back later tonight with a link to a new map update. its nothing more then an .img file. all you do is remove the one you have in the garmin folder now and replace it with the new one.

    if you want, search torrent sites for an updated map. or like i said, i will post a link soon. another alternative is to get ahold of a handheld garmin device, update the maps on it (some have lifetime updates), and then copy that img file to your computer.

    and im not worried about legalities. garmin's support of this product is absolutely terrible. you cant even the free one time update they say you can get. its not supported on their website, so in my eyes THEY already broke contract. not to mention the fact this product is discontinued yet you still need to use the online activation (and thats another problem, once you activate it, you cannot get it activated again for 6 months! so if you have to re install your os, youre screwed.).

    garmin should be utterly ashamed of this product. at least how they have treated us who have paid for it.

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    I think iGuidance would have been more successful if they weren't catering to toddlers with their fisher price colour schemes.

    They make a navigation product for use on PCs in cars. You'd think they'd do a little market research on what people want out of their product.

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    people use either stand alone gps units or phones in their cars to get around. the number of people with windows pc's in their cars is practically zero comparatively.

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    It is easy to forget how much of a minority we are given there are lots of people around on the forum. The part we forget is the few hundred forum members compared to millions of drivers out there is a small number. I remember in high school telling my mother how everybody had subs in their car. In my mind I was right as all my friends did, in her mind I was crazy as nobody she knew had subs or any interest in them.

    I understand why inav is doing what they are doing... they are in it for the money and the money is in tablet or phone at this point. Just like HP saw the future of PC as thin clients and decided to cancel desktops (good idea just too early but that is a different story) inav of all people knows exactly how many copies they have sold. My guess is it is less then 1000 a year. At $89 a piece that's only $89,000 in sales and frankly, 1000 is probably way high. I don't know what they pay their developers but if it is anything like the guys at our work... they couldn't even pay one developer on that. That assumes 100% profit but I'm sure they pay something for the map data.

    Anyways... it is sad but a reality. For now I'll head to copilot until that gets canceled.

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    I purchased Co Pilot a couple of days ago to see if it was a viable replacement for IGuidance. If you live in Canada, dont bother and save 100 bucks. Horrible coverage where I live, they did not even have my street listed, what a joke. Fonts are small, but have not spent a lot of time tweaking/improving and doubt if I will now that I have seen the coverage. Perhaps I am dong something wrong but test before you buy. I will stick with Iguidance and hope someone hacks more current maps. This was one of the biggest reasons to get involved with carputers, GPS for a fraction of the cost, if this goes away I think carputers are done for. We really only have 2 pieces of software according to this thread to replace Iguidance, and one is now not an option for me and wasted 100 bucks in the process. Next year I will try the other GPS solution, but this is not looking good at all.
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    Well, I don't know that I 100% agree that carputers are done if nav gets difficult. Technically Centrafuse is an option I think. Also, this really isn't about cheap GPS anymore. $79 bucks will buy you a Tom Tom these days. I'm at more like 10x that cost right now.

    Definitely concerned about your findings! Anybody have any feedback on this issue? I haven't purchased a GPS software yet but was going to get copilot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tripzero View Post
    is development on navit not-dead? The DBus stuff seems very dead which is a shame... Maybe it's improved since I tried it last.
    No,

    it's not dead -- slow rolling, yes but not dead. They have actually released a version for android (haven't tried it) and made an update to the trunk version just this month. It still needs some work, but it's out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nasa View Post
    No,

    it's not dead -- slow rolling, yes but not dead. They have actually released a version for android (haven't tried it) and made an update to the trunk version just this month. It still needs some work, but it's out there.
    Now that Apple is using open street maps for iOS mapping the databases available to Navit should improve greatly.

    It would be cool if someone with a paygrade above mine took a look at the possibility of integrating Navit with RR.
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