Not double, not triple, but hextuple post + zombie thread resurrection?
Edit: Sorry, Septuple
Please dont flood a thread promoting your business.... especially a thread from 18 months ago.
I respect your opinion, however some forum members here are interested in our products, which they'll want to hear about. There was also a great deal of misinformation, this certainly needed clarifying and is also of benefit to those using RouteBuddy.
Posts never really die, otherwise we wouldn't have the rich resource that is the internet, and if updated in formation is of aid to others then it should be posted and seen. IMHO.
-1 for Routebuddy spam. Was bashing bugbyte really worth it? I mean you could have asked him if there was a solution he came up with or if he needed assistance. I agree 4 posts is a bit of excess and I doubt I will try this software as it takes 18 months to get a reply.
I really do wish you all the best with Route Buddy, but you can't possibly think it is a reasonable solution for use in the car.
Let's start with the part where you have to TYPE. In a car, that is difficult.
You guys may have experience with desktop/laptop mapping, but you really don't have a fielded product and user experience in a mobile environment like the car.
I've just returned from a 2,000 mile trip using almost all of the iPhone nav software available and a portable Tom Tom unit. The Tom Tom is better. Not by an incredible amount, but it is better.
If you've got something for the iPhone or even touchscreen on the Mac, let me know and I'll be happy to review it.
I made the mistake of buying Routebuddy, In the hope of it eventually being the "Tom Tom" equivalent for the mac world.
How wrong was I.
Its totally un-intuative. I drove to holland a while back and it was very hard with routebuddy/
I use navigator 7 with a VM which is far better.
just my two cents
RouteBuddy looks nice, but it really seems to not have a place. Am I supposed to use it while having my laptop in the car with me, with a GPS antenna plugged into it? That sounds like a pain in the butt
Like BugByte said, it needs at least an alternative interface for use with a touchscreen. Everyone in the MacCar community wants a Mac GPS software, but none really exist. If you just made a little touch screen UI for RouteBuddy that allowed you to easily enter destinations, navigate, do all the other GPS things, and also to terminate the app, that would be fantastic. All of the Mac front-end coders could just recommend RouteBuddy as the default GPS software, etc.
Just an idea. It just feels as it is, RouteBuddy doesn't have a home. If I were going to use it while at home I would use google maps, and in my car if I wanted a simple navigation I would just use my iPhone. (Despite programming a front end, etc, I still find myself printing out google maps and using them for 1,200 mile journeys.)
I just can't imagine a better place for routebuddy than as a GPS program for a car front end software thing