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NDrive - iPhone - UK and Ireland Now Available



Article by: Darren Griffin
Date: 8 Oct 2009

pocketgpsworld.comNDrive's iPhone App for UK and Ireland is now available in the Appstore.

Priced at £34.99, NDrive has a simple intuitive interface with turn-by-turn guidance using spoken instructions and map data provided by TeleAtlas.

In addition to UK and Ireland, NDrive is now available for Spain, Malaysia, Singapore, Canada, Colombia, Belgium/Netherlands/Luxembourg, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Poland/Czech Republic/Slovakia, Hungary/Austria/Croatia and Hong Kong/Macau. Map data providers and prices vary by region.

NDrive's feature list includes auto,pedestrian and adventure routing modes, advanced graphivs with 6-10 frame per second display, fast routing algorithm's, 3D buildings and an interface optimised for the iPhone with rotate and gesture support.

Adventure routing mode is a first on a nav product. NDrive explain it as an option for off-road, air or sea use which sounds interesting. You can also share location information with other users and call, SMS or visit the the web-sites of POIs from within the app.

We will be adding NDrive to our iPhone Navigation Comparison Chart in due course.

For more information see full details in the Appstore here or at Ndrive's web-site.

 

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Comments
Posted by inthe128 on Thu Oct 08, 2009 12:23 pm Reply with quote

Just downloaded the PL, SK, CZ version. First impressions, very fast, seems to carry a good range of options, got some for of live traffic, option is there, but for me probably need to mess around with it. Looks nice, I have time it takes, distance , time of arrival, speed, first impressions very good. I will take it for a trip:-)


in the 128

 
Posted by inthe128 on Thu Oct 08, 2009 1:37 pm Reply with quote

Really good, just taken it for a spin around rural Poland. Super fast to get a fix, fast to get a route, very fast re-routing. Pleasant looking with the right info, not to fussy. Seems quick to re plan or block parts of a route.

The 3 speed cameras in my area, no nothing, which is the same as the Navigon to be fair. Compared to the Navigon iPhone, much quicker, certainly better routing. I paid £24.99 for this, although only 3 countries I feel its good value. I would use this over the Navigon, its not trying to be anything it isn't, it looks like its been made for iPhone rather than a water down version of something else. It beat the TT720 on re routing time by the way.


in the 128

 
Posted by alan_dr on Fri Oct 09, 2009 5:46 am Reply with quote

"Safety radar can be imported from KML open formats by the user"

This from their iPhone specific page. Sounds interesting if it is true.


Alan - iPhone 5 64GB, with CamerAlert, TomTom Europe & CoPilot

 
Posted by Darren on Fri Oct 09, 2009 7:03 am Reply with quote

I know its true of their PNDs, I'd be surprised if true of the iPhone though given the platforms restrictions.

I have NDrive iPhone here so will if possible check.


Darren Griffin - Editor

 
Posted by alan_dr on Fri Oct 09, 2009 7:06 am Reply with quote

Thanks Darren. Lookng forward to the updated comparison chart!


Alan - iPhone 5 64GB, with CamerAlert, TomTom Europe & CoPilot

 
Posted by MaFt on Fri Oct 09, 2009 8:38 am Reply with quote

i think i'll have to add a kml format to the database download options then...!

from memory i think kml is just a specific xml format. i'll look into it; i can;t see it being a problem to produce the files.

MaFt


MaFt®

 
Posted by Darren on Fri Oct 09, 2009 8:43 am Reply with quote

MaFt Wrote:
i think i'll have to add a kml format to the database download options then...!

from memory i think kml is just a specific xml format. i'll look into it; i can;t see it being a problem to produce the files.

MaFt

We have the .kml spec document for NDrive, it definitely applies to their PNDs so if we can add it, all the better.

I suspect it's going to be JailBroken iPhones though for this to work.


Darren Griffin - Editor

 
Posted by israel_id on Sat Oct 10, 2009 11:51 am Reply with quote

I think the Ndrive is just another version of IGO, kind of a clone


 
Posted by MaFt on Sun Oct 11, 2009 9:35 pm Reply with quote

i'm not sure about the igo thing. it certainly doesn't "feel" like igo. there are a few similarities with igo 2006 but the menu's / settings etc don't seem like it.

having said that, igo DOES use kml format for speed cameras so maybe it's worth a shot with our igo speed cam format...

i'll hook it up to the pc later and have a look at the file structure.

MaFt


MaFt®

 
Posted by sneeks on Tue Oct 13, 2009 9:22 am Reply with quote

Any update on whether this does natively support the speed camera database from here using kml format?

Also how good is the app in comparison to the alternative options? I currently have TT WE.


 
Posted by Darren on Tue Oct 13, 2009 9:24 am Reply with quote

sneeks Wrote:
Any update on whether this does natively support the speed camera database from here?

No Nav app can support our database because of the restrictions on installing data files.

Unless a nav app buys our database and offers it directly there is no possibility as things stand of any app allowing the installation of third party data unless JailBroken.


Darren Griffin - Editor

 
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