Purdoom's big book of iGuidance apps! (Faq)
Last updated 6-15-06
Welcome to my MP3Car iGuidance FAQ!
iGuidance is one of the most prefered GPS navigation software products by members of the mp3car community. It is provided by iNav, and works much like every other gps navigation software. For a general overview of GPS and GPS software, including what you need to get a carputer GPS navigation solution working, read:
iGuidance excels in many categories. However, it falls short in a few categories, so the community has taken it upon itself to fix these imperfections. Some of these imperfections are:
- Driving directions voice too quiet while music is playing
- Small buttons on the interface (should be fixed by version 3)
- Interface doesn't look as natural as some frontends
- Small text for next turn indicators
- Small or unimpressive symbols used on the maps
So, the community has created a whole slew of software and modifications to fix these issues. Thats what this thread is for: to make a nice central location of iGuidance fixes and improvements.
iGuidance Button modification (Centrafuse style)
iGuidance Customization Ideas for PDA’s and Laptops (via gpspassion forums)
iGuidance Button Resizing summary thread
iGuidance Font Size Fix summary thread
iGuidance lowering the volume of music while reading directions thread
Large turn by turn icons mod
This thread compares all the different ways you can use iGuidance in your carputer setup, with convienent pictures and demonstation videos. It exsists because there is no central iGuidance forum yet, and I wanted to bring all the major iGuidance apps to all the "newbies" attention so you don't waste time (or money) on a different inferior GPS navigation app.
Key players in getting you all your awesome iGuidance modifications:
Marvin Hlavac - Mr. iGuidance, frequents the gpspassion forms.
0l33l - the first guy to start making various embedding applications for iGuidance
RPM_VR4 - Author of the newest versions of skinbedder
JustInTime - iGuidance standalone skin maker and enthusiastic tester for various iGuidance apps/mods
b8bboi - iGMon author, made some incredible advancements with iGuidance
Me - :D
Demo Video (needs xvid to play):
This is the plain old iguidance, what you get from buying from iNav.
Where to get (it costs money):
Fonts are really tiny. Both on the map and in the menus. Doesn't have the fancy feel most frontends do.
Why should I get it then?
Out of all the GPS software avaliable, the general consensus is that iGuidance has the best routing for driving in north america of all other gps software (excluding maybe streets and trips). It automatically recalculates your route when you are off course, has excelent voice directions, and integrates well into your front end. And its highly customizable. :D
Once again, I STRONGLY suggest visiting the following link for more customization ideas: (The thread has over 27 thousand page views!!!)