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iPhone users leery of dropping $40-50 on a navigation app now have a much cheaper alternative: subscription-based Gokivo. A buck buys you your first 30 days of service.
We look at the performance and features of the MapQuest Navigator and Gokivo Navigator applications for GPS iPhones.
Gokivo + Yahoo Local Search seems to do it all--pair with Bluetooth, play iTunes songs, deliver turn-by-turn navigation. But does it do it well?
Apple is pushing users towards alternatives to its own Maps app with a new section in the App Store that highlights competitors.
With new tools like turn-by-turn navigation in iOS 6, Offline reading list in Safari, and Passport, Apple is likely to undercut several existing third-party applications.
TomTom bundles the XL 340-S with a carrying case, and you get to install the latest map update free of charge. Plus, you can load celebrity voices!
The newly updated MapQuest 4 Mobile can now speak to you while you travel, effectively providing free GPS-powered navigation.
The XL 330-S is new--not refurbished--so you not only get a full one-year warranty, but also a free download of the latest maps from TomTom.
I've made my list and checked it 10 times: These are the apps that really made my year. And half of them are freebies. Don't forget to nominate your 2009 favorites.
The latest entry into iPhone land navigation features IQ Routes, which taps into the actual experiences of other TomTom drivers to determine the fastest route.