1. macgeek112's Avatar
    I was browsin' the App Store with my new 3G S (actually, I was using my computer, I hate the mobile App Store) and was wondering if any of you could help me find an app from personal experiance.

    I want an app that allows you to mark your current location, then get directions back to that spot later, like finding a trailhead or parking spot. I was looking at G-Park, but it seems like that just drops a pin in Maps.app. I was thinking of something that, say gave you a direction arrow and a distance, like my old Garmin.

    Incedentally, do any of you know if the built in compass in the 3G S is a public API, or just in-house?
    Last edited by macgeek112; 06-20-2009 at 10:53 PM.
    06-20-2009 10:31 PM
  2. Tramain's Avatar
    I just saw a app like this on app store not to long ago I will look for it and post back but you could just open maps and drop a pin if you wanted to,
    Last edited by Tramain; 06-20-2009 at 10:52 PM.
    06-20-2009 10:40 PM
  3. Alli's Avatar
    You're looking for "Take me to my car." I've used it - works reasonably well!
    06-20-2009 10:45 PM
  4. SOV's Avatar
    Yeah, open maps, then drop pin, and there you go, title the pin, ie car, or campus, whatever, it will work.
    06-20-2009 10:46 PM
  5. Tramain's Avatar
    You're looking for "Take me to my car." I've used it - works reasonably well!
    Yes thats what it was.
    06-20-2009 10:53 PM
  6. macgeek112's Avatar
    Thanks for the app recommendations, guys, but that wasn't what I was looking for. Check the screenshot draft I uploaded if it makes it any clearer.

    this is exactly the product I'm looking for, only in app-form:

    bushnell . com/gps/gps_backtrack.cfm]Bushnell Outdoor Products
    Last edited by macgeek112; 06-20-2009 at 11:02 PM.
    06-20-2009 10:55 PM
  7. Tramain's Avatar
    Thanks for the app recommendations, guys, but that wasn't what I was looking for. Check the screenshot draft I uploaded if it makes it any clearer.
    O you want it to show you witch way to walk. And I don't think apps can use the compass on iPhone 3G S yet because then it would be a iPhone 3G S app only.
    06-20-2009 11:00 PM
  8. Alli's Avatar
    Take me to my car does show you which way to walk, but not with a compass. It tracks you and where you dropped the pin, making it incredibly easy to navigate in a large parking lot.
    06-21-2009 12:27 AM
  9. bmfan#IM's Avatar
    06-21-2009 12:56 AM
  10. devilsadvocate's Avatar
    You're looking for "Take me to my car." I've used it - works reasonably well!
    I second that, worked quite well when I tried it too. I've actually used it on occasion when I'm in a shopping area that I'm not too familiar with.
    06-22-2009 11:25 AM
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