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Gokivo iPhone navigation utilizes Yahoo! Local

updated 07:50 pm EDT, Thu June 18, 2009

Gokivo iPhone navigator

Networks In Motion has released its first iPhone application, Gokivo. The software is used for wireless navigation anywhere in the world. The application utilizes Yahoo! Local search and content capabilities to provide both maps and audio directions. Users can input their destination and the application automatically plots the route from their current position, taking into account traffic notifications it recieves from Yahoo! Local. Voice-navigation can be output to the car speakers or a headset utilizing the application's Bluetooth capabilities.

Direction parameters can be altered to include different start or end locations and users can save and share directions with their contacts. If the application suggests an unwanted route, users can shake the iPhone to create an alternate route.

If users are listening to music while the application is in use, the volume will decrease while voice-navigation is being given. Local points of interest such as ATMs, gas stations, and restaurants are displayed in the application menu.

Gokivo is available from the App Store for $1. In order to receive voice-navigation, users must purchase a service plan for $10 per month.






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  1. JonathanBadeen

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    $10/month

    Me thinks I'll wait for an app without a recurring fee and locally stored maps. Guessing that'll take like a week before one is released.

  1. cutmoney

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +2

    Too Expensive

    What this article doesn't mention is that the $10/month is also required for any turn-by-turn directions, not just the voice-nav. So, make sure you're ready to pay $120 per year for a GPS system if you buy this app! I can buy a stand alone GPS for less than $100, and I'm sure TomTom for the iPhone will probably be more reasonable than this ridiculously priced software!

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -1

    goofy

    If the application suggests an unwanted route, users can shake the iPhone to create an alternate route.

    Just another goofy use of the much-touted but of little use accelerometer.

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