December 29, 2007

iPhone + GPS = locoGPS

Perhaps the biggest rant about the way cool iPhone is the lack of integrated GPS. A solution... One developer seems to be almost ready to roll out GPS for iPhone users - enter locoGPS for iPhone and iPod touch. Developed using open source software, the application is reported to be set for rol-out in Feb. LocoGPS reports to provide 5-10m GPS positional accuracy and will be connected for charging via USB and it appears the keychain size device will connect directly with the iPhone for GPS use. More details over at partfoundry.
The device will sell for about $89. See also monsterandfriends for more on iPhone app development - they are also looking for developers for iPhone GPS projects.

3 comments:

Dave Smith said...

Just the same, I'll keep my AT&T Tilt (already has integrated GPS, runs not only Google Maps, but Virtual Earth (Live Search), ArcPad, MGMaps, and a host of other apps that the iPhone doesn't, as well as integrated GPS camera and 3G data). Does everything the iPhone does, and more.

I'll leave it to the anti-Corporate-Micro$oft snobs to embrace the Corporate-Apple stuff until Apple gets it rest-of-the-way right...

Anonymous said...

I hear ya Dave.. this locoGPS add some fun location functionality to iPhone, however, it's far from the enterprise workhorse.. I don't really think thats the space for iPhone anyway... it's more of a cool gadget for the techno geek and person who wants the latest gadgets.. hardly an enterprise workhorse... leave that for the E90, BlackBerry, Treo etc...

Glenn said...

I hear ya Dave.. this locoGPS add some fun location functionality to iPhone, however, it's far from the enterprise workhorse.. I don't really think thats the space for iPhone anyway... it's more of a cool gadget for the techno geek and person who wants the latest gadgets.. hardly an enterprise workhorse... leave that for the E90, BlackBerry, Treo etc...