Mobile GPS Navigation Collection | Applications
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What makes this post so special?
Well friends and foes of Nokia Symbian Themes, I gladly welcome you all to my personal project of bringing the most supreme GPS navigators available in the Nokia software market under one single post. There are plenty of GPS navigations mobile software already available to be used for your Nokia symbian devices but not all of them are of good quality. Some lacks the voice functionalities, some lacks the 2D or 3D based maps, some lacks the most important landmarks or checkpoints and some are just bad because they are bad! Lol.
Anyway, among the whole lot I found 7 GPS based symbian OS 9.1 & 9.2 applications that really stand out:
5) Mobile Gmaps (..I am going to publish it today)
6) Sygic McGuilder (..publishing today)
7) Navigon Mobile Navigator (..publishing today as well)
Except the ones listed above, I doubt that there are any thing more decent applications or softwares available to date in the software market and since I am big GPS navigation fan/user, I think that this post is an important one for all of us.
First things first, Mobile GMaps is one of the best freeware application available to the market today. GMaps uses the state of the art and updated maps from Google maps, Live Local, Yahoo! Maps and even the Ask maps and Open Street Maps. Mobile GMaps works with your internal GPS transceiver and with your built in bluetooth depending of course how you choose to use it. Mobile Gmaps features importing and exporting KML lists on the go straight to and from your cell phones without ever going back to home again. Mobile GMaps also supports live walking direction, zoom on specific locations for details, calculate or show the speed you are travelling in, location tagging, double the size of the pixel screen for better clarity, control the refresh rate of Panning and so on. The best part of Mobile GMaps is that it is small in size compared to the other similar applications and just like the others you can save maps in your phone memory or memory card to fetch up later so that it saves you your data packet costs.
Next in line is the Sygic McGuilder which brings a tons of features with it. Sygic McGuilder provides you with detailed maps with almost live streaming like images with on the go zooming capabilities. Beside that you can assign a destination location beforehand and Sygic McGuilder will take you there without the help of any third party. You can assign restaurants, streets with specific addresses, zip code and also the GPS position obviously. To achieve that location destination or to choose the optimum route you Sygic McGuilder for Nokia brings fine tuning features by which you can avoid specific road blocks or highways, take a shorter more dirty road and calculate then and there to see if that will take you more or less time depending on traffic data. Ofcourse this superb GPS navigator features the live location map browsing like in GMaps or Tom Tom Navigator.
After the possible routes generation in almost a quick minute you can see a preview of how it will work for you if you take for example Route A compared to Route B. It will automatically show you the estimated time of arrival for both the routes and as you move on down the road it will automatically start to calculate remaining time and so on. Sygic McGuilder also comes with the Point of Interest option so that you can tag along important points to your Nokia software like a bank and everytime you are close to a bank it will automatically pop up to notify you about it. If you are going to a family picnic or even attending a conference, then with the help of Sygic McGuilder you will be able to plan your exact route, the stoppages you might want to take, the available shopping stores you want to visit along the way and so on. Sygic McGuilder also comes with audio features and voice based directions, it comes for righties and lefties and also packs itself with a GPS log for safety reasons. All in all this Nokia mobile application is a good one to have on your phones!
Download Sygic McGuilder:
Last but not the least of this Nokia GPS or Maps related application or software collection is Navigon Mobile Navigator for cell phones with Internal GPS Support. In my honest opinion Navigon Mobile Navigator is one of the most underrated Nokia software of all time. With the symbian Navigon Mobile Navigator installed on your Nokia N82, N95, N78, 6110 Navigator or N96 you can be sure that you have chosen one of the most efficient GPS based software available. Navigon Mobile Navigator supports several funtionalities and comes with quite a few superb innovative features. It has an user interface that no other similar application can even compare to as the UI is really easy to intrepret and follow. It supports 38 countries worldwide and mainly in the Europe with support up to a meter of details about certain locations and places. It optimizes itself as an GPS advisor to give you its point of view about the shortest route to your desired location. You can choose your location through several ways including City, Point of Interests, GPS locations, Zip codes etc. Like I told you before, it has an easy interface and finding things to give your input is really easy even for the first timer. The “Turn Left” or “Turn Right” are almost life like and they blinks well against the background, day or night you can be sure that you can see it properly even when you are driving.
Still if you feel that you are better off listening to the commands then you can instruct Navigon Mobile Navigator to switch itself to the voice mode. It supports speed assessment and calculations, shows you the remaining and expected time which are fairly accurate under almost any circumstances. The maps are based on 2D views and 3D views depending on how much you want to use up for data packets. 3D views uses much more internet packets and unless you have an unlimited plan for internet, I personally do not recommend it although the 3D view is really awesome! You can plan your routes before you can even start for the journey and tag along to certain places so that it notifies you about them when you are close to them. The door to door navigation almost works like Nokia Maps 2 but I must admit that Nokia Maps 2 is fairly much more efficient and easier to implement when it comes to this particular feature. The overall graphics are better than Garmin GPS XT definitely, but Garmin Mobile GPS XT surely covers more locations. It even has a friend finder through which you will be able to see who else in your contacts are nearby when you are crossing a road or driving. All in all Navigon Mobile Navigator is a wonderful application for symbian 3rd edition devices and smartphones.
Download Navigon Mobile Navigator:
All the applications are compatible with Nokia N-Series and E-Series S60 3rd edition Symbian OS 9.1 and 9.2 devices and smartphones including Nokia N96, N95, N95 8gb, N82, E90, N93, N93i, E71, E66, N92, N91, Nokia N80, 6110 Navigator, N77, N76, N73, N75, N71, E70, E65, E62, E61i, E61, E60, E50, 6290, 6121, 6120, 5700 Xpress Music, 5710, 5500 Sport and Nokia 3250. N79 should also be supported the moment it officially launches. All 3G or Edge based GSM and WCDMA network providers like AT&T Wireless, Verizon Wireless, Hutch, Orange Mobile Uk, Telstra, Airtel, Cingular, Sprint, Vodacom, T-Mobile, Vodafone, Virgin Mobile, Reliance Mobile, Digi, Telenor, Orascom etc are supported. Please subscribe to the feed before downloading and using the applications, subscription is free and painless too! lol. Feel free to comment and post your feedback. Help each other when commenting as this will be really appreciated! Cheerios and have fun peeps!