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MotionX GPS App Hits Stores, Great Buy

Posted October 13, 2009 12:59 PM by Jovan Washington
Categories: Applications Reviews 

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MotionX GPS Drive is a GPS navigation app for iPhone from the people who brought you MotionX GPS.The most appealing thing about the MotionX GPS Drive is pricing. It is either $3/month, or $25/year. If you want live voice directions MotionX comes with a full free 30 day Live Voice Guidance package. The race to be the best bang for your buck is looking better and better every day.

The user interface is one of MotionX’s main strengths. Functions are laid out in pages, with arrow buttons to slide through the rotation. A very Apple-like function: Hold down an arrow button and a list appears allowing you to jump directly to a page. There are separate pages for maps, compass view, waypoint and track lists, a stopwatch, and GPS status. It is great. They also manage to squeeze social networking in the app. You can share waypoints, tracks, and photos via Twitter, Email, or Facebook. The application can access your iPhone contacts and your music from the iPod app.

Gizmodo gave this app a very strong review and I would like to stress that I agree with them for the value of this app. One problem I did have with this app is that it was a little slow. It takes about 10 seconds for the software to load. This appears to be an unnecessary delay and only serves to display the product and website advertisement as well as a disclaimer. Once viewed and agreed to, the user should have the option to skip this opening screen, particularly for the paid version of this application.


GPS Drive is a well put together application and is a great contender based on features, price point and usability. GPS Drive is a fantastic value and a great choice!

Comments

  1. This was the weakest review I’ve seen on any iPhone blog, anywhere.  Did you even take it for a drive?  Seriously…..sad.

    Posted by iP Guy on October 13, 2009 6:08 PM
  2. Really!

    Posted by Lark on October 14, 2009 8:32 AM
  3. I review of a GPS navigation app without any mention of navigation.  Interesting…

    Posted by Tim on October 14, 2009 10:53 AM
  4. I agree, I could have written that review based on the app store description. What a rip-off of a review if I’ve ever read one. I seriously doubt this person even bought this app and used it.

    Posted by Damian Vines on October 15, 2009 10:43 AM
  5. You should check out Gizmodo’s full review for more information:
    http://gizmodo.com/5374147/motionx-gps-drive-review-hands-down-the-best-value-in-gps-apps

    Posted by Jovan Washington on October 15, 2009 11:06 AM

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