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New xGPS 1.2 Features Detailed

New xGPS 1.2 Features Detailed

Posted February 12, 2009 at 11:08am by iClarified
xGPS 1.2 will provide turn-by-turn voice navigation for the iPhone in realtime. The developers have posted a detailed list of changes and improvements for the upcoming version.

- Bookmarks for saved directions now work correctly. Save all the bookmarks you want in an improved way.
- GPX logging now works correctly. Save GPX data into multiple logs. Logs will be saved per calculated trips, and now adds the proper end carriage. Go ahead, track yourself and improve open maps!
- Current Location and Recompute Itinerary now work correctly. For those areas where it didnt work before, i.e. USA, your location status now works. There is no more "you have to have a hard address". Plot your destination and roll out.
- Wrong Way indicator can now be hidden, should you feel adventurous during your routing, or need to make an extra stop!
- Map Manager on the iPhone Stability.
- Overall program stability and performance upgrades.

New Features:
- Wireless Transfer of your map files. No longer do you have to dig around your iPhones directory to find your map file or put it in the right place. Simply download your maps from your computer and wirelessly push them to the xGPS program on your iPhone. It's that easy!
- Google Terrain Maps are now supported and added as another option for maps. All your hikers, bikers, and adventurers can enjoy this!
- GPS Information. Access your GPS's Lat/Long specs as well as Altitude and Speed of your unit and sent it by email.
- English Voice instructions are now supported. Now included is the ability to receive verbal commands on your next turn as you approach it.
- Night Mode for all you road warriors traveling across the country all all hours of the night! A new, easy view for the eyes when driving at night!
- Access your GPX traces on your computer using a normal web-browser using the Wireless Transfer feature.

The xGPS Maps Manager has also new name: xGPS Manager. With a new name, a new software. The manage has thus been rewritten from scratch and now includes those new exciting new features:
- Name your map sections and keep them organized. When downloading maps you can now name each region, allowing you to know what you downloaded, at what zoom levels, and its size.
- Ability to download multiple zoom levels at a time now added.
- Keep drawn region outline when download of map is finished, should you want to download another zoom level or Terrain Maps of the same region!
- Option to show regions already downloaded.
- Google Terrain Maps is now supported.
- Wirelessly push and retrieve your device maps.
- Manage and sync GPX Routes from your iPhone/Computer and show them plotted on a map.

The planned release for xGPS 1.2 is for the end of this month.

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