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    New GPS & Frontend Software

    Here at Karputer we currently have a new GUI in development with the GPS sided powered by TWIG, a new GPS/Tracking/Location Software by Benefon.

    rangerui.com

    Twig is being released Worldwide and utilises mapping data from Navteq.

    Areas to be covered are:

    United Kingdom, Spain, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Germany,France, Netherlands, South Africa, Australia, Russia, China, United States and Canada, Australia, New Zealand.

    More info on TWIG/BENEFON

    Benefon who has partnered with NAVTEQ, will launch at the 2006 3GSM Congress Barcelona its new brand and personal navigation device.

    The new brand TWIG is part of Benefon's strategy to enter the fast growing consumer navigation market. TWIG is simple, memorable, distinctive, inoffensive and also Global. TWIG brand naturally links people to people and people to places.

    TWIG Discovery, the new Benefon handset is a fully integrated GPS / GSM device offering full turn by turn navigation without the need for separate GPS modules. The first truly personal navigation device that can be taken anywhere and offer best in class navigation. All NAVTEQ mapping is on-board providing 'Street Level' detail and 'Points of Interest'.

    Unique to Discovery is the TWIG Key: Easy to use, 'One-Click' and TWIG starts navigating! TWIG remembers your location! TWIG will take you home!

    TWIG Discovery empowers everyone to enjoy navigation anywhere. No longer is full professional satellite navigation limited to in-car users. Brilliant TFT colour display for vivid 2D and 3D navigation, supported by voice prompted turn by turn instructions.

    Responsive to what mobile users demand today, TWIG Navigation is bound to become one of the most user friendly navigation platforms thanks to its wide range of services. At launch Discovery will offer 'TWIG Finder' an easy way to locate and navigate to any other Discovery user. Simply request their location and follow the navigate instructions to find them.

    Navigate. Communicate. Locate


    About Benefon

    Founded in 1988 in Finland by the early GSM pioneers, BENEFON is a leader in GSM/GPS mobile telematics terminals and solutions. Benefon is now at the forefront of innovation and research in mobile telephony and GPS navigation. It is now with the birth of TWIG that BENEFON is able to truly offer the world a navigation system and a series of TWIG handsets that can be easily understood and enjoyed in both professional and leisure contexts. For more information please visit: www.benefon.com or www.twigme.com


    The Ranger UI software will be available for general release in April 07. This initial release version will incorporate full media playback controls and integrated Twig Navigation, notepad features and on-screen keyboard functionality.

    Tracking and location services from Benefon between phone and PC platforms are planned for release later in the year.

    We also have places open for beta testing. Everyone who takes part in the test will be eligible for a free copy of Ranger and free updates for 24 months.

    Sign up on the site. rangerui.com/developers.php

    Development Screen Shots




















    A few more teaser pics from our default Skin. A couple of different skins canít say which is the final at present.

    The Dev Skin from our previous posts will also be included in the final release

    Comments most welcome





















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    Not that impressive to me, sorry...
    It sure is pretty though/
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    I like it.
    Presumably the GPS will come bundled with the front-end software, when it's released?

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    the gps looks like iGuidance and it doesnt look too touchscreen friendly
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    Thanks for all your comments.

    The GPS isnt iGuidance but a windows port of Benfons Twig software. It has been designed from the ground up to be used on Car PCs. I can assure you it is touchscreen friendly.

    The software will come bundled with the GPS & Frontend.

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    possibly my new front end if the price is right
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    sorry to ask, is Cayote still programming for you?? out of curiosity?
    nice work by the way..good luck

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    sorry to ask, is Cayote still programming for you?? out of curiosity?
    Of course you can ask to clear things up over Media Car we never at any point asked Stefan (Coyote) to stop coming to these forums. All we did was license a commercial version for our hardware. After an initial large investment of time and money Stefan disappeared and to this day we have never heard back from him.

    It was never down to Karputer as a company that development of Media Car was stopped for members of the forum.

    Our New software has been developed by Karputers Software arm based in St-Petersburg, Russia.

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    A port of TWIG?

    This looks very much like MS Streets & Trips/Autoroute but tilted like in Streetdeck?!?

    Why not write your own GPS instead using MS stuff like they have? ...Just a thought



    I think most of the newer members on here will have no idea what you're asking about Coyote

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    This is our own GPS software licensed form a company called Benefon, a mobile phone manufacture. Their Twig software was designed from the ground up for their new handsets. We have ported it over to Windows.

    Itís not Microsoft Streets and Trips

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