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  1. Blitzkri3g

    Blitzkri3g Android Enthusiast
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    Hm,I m fairly new to GPS technology.
    I ve downloaded some GPS test apps and the like and it works fine.
    Why cant I use it for navigation?
    My preinstalled WisePilot app has expired.
    Still it took it too long to find "service".
    Apart from that google maps needs Wifi or 3G internet all the time to function,right?
    So,thats it? No GPS without internet on the phone?
    Any alternatives to Wisepilot software?
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    *Free* alternatives (at least, better than Navigation), I don't believe you'll find!
    And yes, for Google Maps you need to have an internet connection. For Google Navigation, you need an internet connection because the paths are calculated remotely (on Google Servers).

    I've never tried (since I have an internet data plan), but I've heard that if you calculate the route in a place with where you have wi-fi (say, for instance, your home) and then start your driving, it will work (without internet). But I guess as soon as you don't respect the determined route (this is, re-routing) it will stop...

    But give it a try!

    Anyway, for now, I'm happy with Navigation from Google.
     
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    Thanks for the answer!

    What about paid ones? Any good apps?
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    I thought that TomTom had one version for Android, but I guess they don't.

    You can try NDrive (a Portuguese product ;)), I think there's a trial on the Market.

    NDrive | Home
     
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    I have iGo my way (found it free somwhere on RS) and it works great! GPS doesn't need internet and it is found in a second! I'm really satisfied with it!
     
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    I 2nd that. I also use IGO. Not so great as Windows Mobile version but works fine. And no internet needed.
     
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    Tried OfflineMaps.
    Paid for the Athens map and it was completely useless.
    Based on open sourse maps on the net,the detail was rediculous.
    They gave back my money via Paypal.
    The whole thing wasnt about 1.5€,it was about usabillity.
    Or to be precise,the total lack of it.
    They were trully professionals though and I respect that.

    iGo is 11.5MB.Does it work so good?
    I m installing this as we speak...
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    WTF? 40MB internal free and still it asks for more space?!? :(
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    PS.NDrive maps of Greece are way too pricy! Good app though!
     
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    Did not have the space problem (even if my mem is low). And the maps I needed, I found for free :) Just knew where to search.
     
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    I got iGo as well.Just doesnt install.
    Maybe you can help via a Private Message?
    It downloads ok,but then doesnt install.
    It gives me a Not Sufficient Memory warning even after
    uninstalling so many things that I now have 35+MB free on the phone.
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    I need help.I am using Xperia X8.How can i get gprs software without any charges/no use internet???
    free search...no charges...i mean use the gprs for free
    :mad:
     
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    i'm using Maverick, it could cache google, yahoo and other online maps..
    No navigation though, but it works for me at least.. better to have a map which i could use offline, but navigation would be a plus..
     

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