After more than 500’000 downloads of xGPS 1.2, we are proud to announce a small bug fix release of xGPS, numbered 1.2.5.
But before saying more things, please read the following:
For something unrelated to xGPS, we are making a study on computer devices for a marketing research. We need some data about user wishes and habits about computer devices. If you have 3 minutes of your time to answer our anonymous survey it will indirectly greatly helps the xGPS project. Thanks in advance!
Thanks for reading that :-). Now, about xGPS 1.2.5, there are not so many new features in this version but rather a large number of annoying bugs have been corrected. Before going further you must know that, as usual, there is a little delay between this post and the release of xGPS in Cydia by the repository maintainer. It should appears within 4 hours after the publishing time of this post. For the impatient, here is a non-exhaustive list of new features / changes:
- Support for the G-Fi GPS from Posimotion
- Ability to send a Google Maps link according to your current GPS position by tapping the speedometer
- The GPS signal quality indicator is now in the status bar
- Route re-computation works now better (i.e. your current route is no more cleared if an error occurs)
- Volume control to adjust the voice volume in Settings->Driving directions
Among these changes, xGPS Manager has been also corrected and a new version has been put on the xGPS official website. This new version correct the bug which was causing so many problems on some home routers or with some Internet connections. These issues should be now corrected. We have also added a search option to search for cities on the map.
We want also let you know that xGPS is becoming more and more popular thanks to you! So a big thank you to all of the people contributing by any way to this project. You can find a wonderful article on xGPS in the iPhone german magazine called iPhoneWelt for the german speakers. An interview about xGPS has also been published on mp3car.
We will finish this little post by talking about a common subject: future plans :-). For now we will concentrate ourself on getting a 1.3 version ready in about 2 months. This version will have multi-lingual voice instructions (using pre-recorded voice instead of synthesized ones for the technical readers). In parallel we are also starting to develop the 2.0 version using vectorial maps. We have already something more or less working to display vectorial maps, more to come in the following months.
Thank you all for your interest and your help.
PS: for the new xGPS users, you will find xGPS 1.2.5 in Cydia (only with jailbroken iphone / iPod Touch) under the Navigation category. If you still find the 1.2 version, wait for some hours and refresh the Cydia sources.
UPDATE: For getting 1.2.5, please read here: http://xgpsdev.xwaves.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=471
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