updated 05:40 pm EDT, Mon October 6, 2008
G Map for iPhone, Touch
XROAD has developed G-Map, a GPS mapping application for the iPhone. The program is stand-alone, allowing users to find their location outside of internet connections and in complete dead zones. A "Real 3D View" is provided for major intersections and highway junctions. POI information includes restaurants, hotels, and leisure destinations, with the ability to edit entries and add personalized memos.
A route preview function is claimed to find the optimum route to destinations. Information can be searched by using phone numbers or latitude/longitude coordinates. The location search works on mountains, oceans, or on the move, according to the company. The app is compatible with the iPhone or iPod touch, although GPS support is only offered for the iPhone 3G. G-Map will be available on iTunes, but pricing information was not provided.