While we have not seen any of the big players jumping in, it seems the flood gates have opened for other 3rd party voice-enabled turn by turn GPS navigation solutions.
GPS Voice Navigation addresses one of the issues of these applications, the dependence often on Bing data, which is often not as good elsewhere as in USA.
GPS Voice Navigation uses data from Google, Bing, Yahoo and MapQuest, and provides both voice directions and onscreen instructions.
The app features:
- Google, Bing, Yahoo and MapQuest maps support (road and hybrid).
- Spoken driving instructions.
- Handy dashboard with estimated time of arrival (ETA), time and distance travelled, remaining distance and other information about your trip.
- User-centered design that offers more than just an interface to online maps.
- Two ways to define a destination or find a location â€“ point it on the map manually or look it up using the address finder.
- List of previously searched destinations in the Search menu.
- Works with metric (kilometers) and imperial (miles) units.
- Prevent autolock and back-button confirmation options.
- Landscape and portrait views supported.
The app is $6.99 with a free trial and can be found in Marketplace here.
Thanks Andrian for the tip.