Everybody would say: Finally! Yes, xGPS 1.2 has been released. The version has been sent to the MMI repository and will be available within some hours. It should be in everybody’s Cydia as the MMI repository is installed by default. Just do a refresh within some hours and xGPS should pop up.
This version of xGPS has required us a lot of hours of work. We have tried to bring the most advanced and stable navigation software for the iPhone / iPod touch. However, even if we have made our best, you have to keep in mind that this software is free but not bug free. If you experience such a bug feel free to ask in the forum but do not say “It doesn’t work, it’s crappy”.
A lot of new features have been added. We will not re-enumerate them again. You can find an exhaustive list in the previous pre-release post. One thing which hasn’t been mentioned is a new way to create itinerary called “Routes manager”. Using this function you can compute and save routes for offline use. It let you choose places and addresses as starting and ending point. Please notice that there is currently no support for routes with more than one starting and one ending points. It’s due to a Google limitation and we are working on it.
The new major improvement in this version is the voice instructions support. It uses a Text-To-Speech engine to convert text instructions to sound. So there is no way to change the voice yourself as it is not pre-recorded sound. We are working on a cleaner English voice which should be included in the subsequent releases.
Also please note that this version will delete any existing downloaded maps on your device .
A new version of xGPS manager is also released. It has been rewritten from scratch and should be more user-friendly and self-explanatory. It is available for Mac OS X and Windows. For Windows users, you should have the Java system installed. Be sure to have it installed (you can download it at the Java Sun Website) before installing xGPS Manager. The manager can be downloaded from the official xGPS website.
Official xGPS Website
A website for the project has also been developed. It is still in hard development and the only thing available now is the ability to download xGPS Manager. We want also to inform you that we are experiencing some servers problems and are making our best to solve them. That’s why the websites sometimes become unavailable.
We have also chosen one of the proposed logo. We would like to thank you all for your ideas and creations. It was very difficult to choose. The creator of the logo (which can be seen in the blog header) is: dna75. A big thanks to him!
We would like to thank all of you for your support and interest. Without you this project would not be in the state as it is today. We would like to restate that donations are still welcomed and allow us to offer xGPS for free and to afford servers costs. We would also to thank Thomas Heben and Fabio who are managing and answering all the questions of the forum, and even more! Thank you guys! Thanks go also to all the translators of xGPS. Thanks to them the project is translated in almost 25 languages! Impressive! Thanks go also to Demis Balbach for the amazing design of the website. Thanks also to ModMyI to host our project in their Cydia repository. Finally we would to thank you all the people we forgot to mention (sorry for that!). Without you this project would die.
One more thing…
As people always want to know the future. We will release and intermediate version some weeks later to fix translation problems which could have been occured and also minor bug fixes. You can still find exactly what is going to be fixed in subsequent releases by checking the TRAC website.
Tags: 1.2 release