1. Mystic205's Avatar
    I have a wifi ipad and after trying many apps settled on copilot live HD and would really like to buy a pb but i must have a real car navigation app..

    1. offline maps and routing
    2. voice guidance
    3. 3D view
    4. lane assistance

    yes, i understand google maps etc can be made to work but a plan view of a map wont cut it for me for navigation on crowded highways at major junctions.

    Has anyone found success with sideloading one of the android car navigation apps?
    02-24-12 09:54 AM
  2. Fubaz's Avatar
    please be a good forum member and use the search feature.
    this is one of the most asked questions, and warrants a good search!

    no need to waste your or my time with another thread on the same issue
    gschep likes this.
    02-24-12 09:59 AM
  3. Mystic205's Avatar
    If you cannot contribute to the thread, then it is really easy to simply not read it

    FYI, I DID do a search, however nothing of substance showed up.. magellan and google maps are NOT car navigation apps... so my post and this thread is valid.


    please be a good forum member and use the search feature.
    this is one of the most asked questions, and warrants a good search!

    no need to waste your or my time with another thread on the same issue
    02-24-12 10:14 AM
  4. fernandomagelan's Avatar
    I really hate that there is no fully functional offline GPS navigation for our Blackberries. As far as I know, TopoExplorer™ for BlackBerry is an offline app, but no idea if is worth buying it.
    There is another trick u can do. Why not rooting ur PlayBook? Then u can check out for update on this thread for an Android app that is working on the Playbook.
    04-05-12 06:49 AM
  5. FF22's Avatar
    You should be warned, rim has indicated that they will be removing the ability to sideload apps (android and native apps) in an OS update. maybe not the next update but it is going to happen.
    04-05-12 06:56 PM
  6. KennethD's Avatar
    You should be warned, rim has indicated that they will be removing the ability to sideload apps (android and native apps) in an OS update. maybe not the next update but it is going to happen.
    Thanks for the heads up. I will stay with my current release as long as possible.

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    04-06-12 07:11 AM
  7. BuzzStarField's Avatar
    If you cannot contribute to the thread, then it is really easy to simply not read it

    FYI, I DID do a search, however nothing of substance showed up.. magellan and google maps are NOT car navigation apps... so my post and this thread is valid.
    Fubaz is correct. There are dozens of threads on this subject. There is no need for another one. An offline navigation with turn-by-turn will not be available until one of the major vendors discovers that PlayBook exists. Many of the threads also mention that Magellan will "soon" have a new version with advanced navigation capability - but it has not been released yet.

    http://www.google.com/url?q=http://f...v5yDmIHiQ0mTlg

    http://www.google.com/url?q=http://f...UEXG94IR84NfZw

    http://www.google.com/url?q=http://f...ybZp2jJt7UM7Jw

    http://www.google.com/url?q=http://f...Hpttb3C784N0bw

    http://www.google.com/url?q=http://f...gGoaSAzj0wwrzQ
    04-06-12 09:39 AM
  8. jtegen's Avatar
    Magellan Compass is in beta testing phase, so "soon" is getting closer.
    04-10-12 07:59 AM
  9. kbz1960's Avatar
    First I guess no one can find anything these days without a navigation system guiding them but that's OK. But now we need 3D etc?
    04-10-12 09:48 AM
  10. FF22's Avatar
    First I guess no one can find anything these days without a navigation system guiding them but that's OK. But now we need 3D etc?
    Interesting observation. But then again, gas stations no longer hand out free maps.

    I will admit that having a gps driving around the Dolomites was very, very handy. But on long distance trips with a number of intersections, say from here to the eastern Sierra, it really is nice when it anticipates those turns without constantly verifying with a map (AAA) and taking eyes off of road. But I would not go without a real PAPER map.
    04-10-12 10:30 AM
  11. kbz1960's Avatar
    Interesting observation. But then again, gas stations no longer hand out free maps.

    I will admit that having a gps driving around the Dolomites was very, very handy. But on long distance trips with a number of intersections, say from here to the eastern Sierra, it really is nice when it anticipates those turns without constantly verifying with a map (AAA) and taking eyes off of road. But I would not go without a real PAPER map.
    LOL true. I see the need for gps for some, especially women (sorry women) but now it HAS to be 3D. I guess the next step is just let it drive.
    04-10-12 10:35 AM
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