1. Hack-My-i's Avatar
    the graphics look like crap IMO
    12-15-2009 02:10 PM
  2. DRLyman's Avatar
    I bought this and really wish I wouldn't have wasted my money on it. It takes over twice the amount of time to open on my 3GS as either TomTom or Navigon, both of which I also have. It also lags terribly. You'll be at the street you're supposed to turn at and it thinks you're a few blocks behind. Rerouting also takes longer than the others by a considerable amount.
    This may work fine if you're using it to find exits to turn on while on the highway, but I would not recommend it for city driving. I use the GPS on my phone for my job (UPS) every day and this is the last GPS app I would recommend using if you're in the city. I'd save my money and go for Navigon or TomTom and in doing so save yourself a lot of frustration, as well.
    12-15-2009 04:13 PM
  3. MGTrader's Avatar
    I have Magellan and Navigon. I am not seeing any lag on my 3gs nor does opening the app seem any different from Navigon. Not sure what's up on your iPhone. Magellan has tons of promise in my opinion. Navigon is still my favorite. But not by much.
    12-15-2009 07:38 PM
  4. maggie-theiphoneblog's Avatar
    I bought this and really wish I wouldn't have wasted my money on it. It takes over twice the amount of time to open on my 3GS as either TomTom or Navigon, both of which I also have. It also lags terribly. You'll be at the street you're supposed to turn at and it thinks you're a few blocks behind. Rerouting also takes longer than the others by a considerable amount.
    This may work fine if you're using it to find exits to turn on while on the highway, but I would not recommend it for city driving. I use the GPS on my phone for my job (UPS) every day and this is the last GPS app I would recommend using if you're in the city. I'd save my money and go for Navigon or TomTom and in doing so save yourself a lot of frustration, as well.
    DRLyman,

    If you are facing loading issues with your app, I would recommend you to try re-installing the app. I own both the 3GS and the Magellan app and have never had any issues with it loading slow.

    As for the lag of directions: I urge you to try the app again. The placement of your phone could affect the GPS signal to give you accurate, instant directions: causing you to receive the information late. This can happen for any GPS Turn by Turn app. For this reason alone is why iPhone GPS capabilities is still not as accurate as Personal Navigation Devices.

    Latest News: Look for our 1.1 ver. update! Improving, and adding many good things.
    12-16-2009 04:09 PM
  5. maggie-theiphoneblog's Avatar
    I have Magellan and Navigon. I am not seeing any lag on my 3gs nor does opening the app seem any different from Navigon. Not sure what's up on your iPhone. Magellan has tons of promise in my opinion. Navigon is still my favorite. But not by much.
    MGTrader,

    Hopefully we can change that soon. Update 1.1 coming! When its released, I would love to hear your thoughts. For your contribution, I might be able to give away free promos for our app and car kit; however, no promises ok?
    12-16-2009 04:12 PM
  6. maggie-theiphoneblog's Avatar
    the graphics look like crap IMO
    A piece of me died when I read that. LOL J/k. Can you tell me what you dont like about it? Are you refering to the UI? Or the Navigation directions?

    That is werid because we have been getting alot of compliments about our clean and simple UI. So let me know. I would love the feedback.
    12-16-2009 04:18 PM
  7. maggie-theiphoneblog's Avatar
    Is there ny way to get the $20 deal extended. I just found out about it and am extremely interested! However, I hate finding out about a deal after the fact that I could have used.
    Blades13,

    I know how you feel and I am the very same way. Unfourantely, the deal is over and gone. If you are still interested, I can keep you updated on future promotions for our app and car kit.

    If you have any further questions, feel free to ask. If the questions are more urget, feel free to send me a PM. Thank you for your interest.
    12-16-2009 04:25 PM
  8. ProTec's Avatar
    Hello Maggie,

    I am new here but have been lurking for a while. Are their any plans to tie in Google live search for POI info as Navigon has done?
    12-19-2009 10:33 PM
  9. maggie-theiphoneblog's Avatar
    Hello Maggie,

    I am new here but have been lurking for a while. Are their any plans to tie in Google live search for POI info as Navigon has done?
    Hello ProTec,

    Currently, there are no plans to tie in Google Local Search; however, we are currently in the progress of collaborating with other companies, organizations on bringing a intutive POI search.

    Please be aware that we currently have a excellent POI database that should meet your sufficient needs.
    12-21-2009 04:23 PM
  10. maggie-theiphoneblog's Avatar
    Hey Guys!

    I have exciting news. In celebration of Christmas and New Years, I have been assigned to give out free goodies: App promos and Magellan Car Kit. But before you get too excited, there will be a contest. I dont have the full details yet; but, look for it soon.
    12-21-2009 04:29 PM
  11. cjvitek's Avatar
    Cool, free car kit!
    12-21-2009 04:30 PM
  12. caddouch's Avatar
    hey Maggie , first i wanna say that i love your name !! two , i must say that i love my Magellan app . third , i am so obssessed right now by the upcoming premium car kit and cradle for the Iphone !! . now ,let's get down to business : i mean ,i dont know about you guys but am going to have some fun with the competion and the Goodies ,yeahaa...
    ALOHA Maggie-gellan , hehe ...
    12-22-2009 01:52 AM
  13. Kenpachi's Avatar
    Looks like version 1.10 is available. Apparently it's a big update. I had 3.1 gigs available and it told me I had to delete some photos or whatever to free up more space. Gonna have to load this badboy up through the computer as I can see this taking forever over wifi through the iphone.
    Anyone update it yet? Description says bigger back button, and direct access to map. YES!!! that was getting quite annoying. Now it we could get live traffic (and not have to pay for it like navigon) that would be sweet.
    12-22-2009 11:33 AM
  14. maggie-theiphoneblog's Avatar
    Looks like version 1.10 is available. Apparently it's a big update. I had 3.1 gigs available and it told me I had to delete some photos or whatever to free up more space. Gonna have to load this badboy up through the computer as I can see this taking forever over wifi through the iphone.
    Anyone update it yet? Description says bigger back button, and direct access to map. YES!!! that was getting quite annoying. Now it we could get live traffic (and not have to pay for it like navigon) that would be sweet.

    Kenpachi,

    Its a big update. We always recommend updating via your desktop. The reason for this is because different iPhone models require different amounts of buffer memory prior to installation. I have been told it takes 4GB for 8GB iPhones, and 3GB for 16GB+ iPhones. After re-installation, the app will only use about 1.37GB. It will also save all of your previous One-Touch settings.

    I hope you enjoy our 1.1 update. Be assured that we are not done. We will be here to listen to your feedback and continue to improve the quality of our app.

    PS: Stay tune for our free App Giveaway. We are currently working on the details.
    12-22-2009 07:27 PM
  15. maggie-theiphoneblog's Avatar
    hey Maggie , first i wanna say that i love your name !! two , i must say that i love my Magellan app . third , i am so obssessed right now by the upcoming premium car kit and cradle for the Iphone !! . now ,let's get down to business : i mean ,i dont know about you guys but am going to have some fun with the competion and the Goodies ,yeahaa...
    ALOHA Maggie-gellan , hehe ...
    Caddouch,

    Our Premium Car Kit kicks butt!!! LOL. yeah, we are still working on the details on the Car Kit giveaway. We should have the contest up and running by tomorrow afternoon.

    For those of you that are not familiar with our Premium Car Kit: it was ranked as top GPS accessory of 2009 by Amazon.com. It includes A/C power, Wireless Bluetooth, Noise canceling microphone, Universal docking bay compatible with almost all iPhone/iPod cases. Basiclly the whole 9 yards.
    12-22-2009 07:34 PM
  16. caddouch's Avatar
    so Maggie , what happened to the competition that was suppose to start today after noon !!!?????????????
    12-23-2009 05:42 PM
  17. Tramain's Avatar
    so Maggie , what happened to the competition that was suppose to start today after noon !!!?????????????
    http://forum.theiphoneblog.com/iphon...st-thread.html
    12-23-2009 05:59 PM
  18. caddouch's Avatar
    ok sorry i found it my bad
    12-23-2009 06:03 PM
  19. caddouch's Avatar
    it is telling me that i need to have more than 15 posts to be able to PM Maggie !
    12-23-2009 06:05 PM
  20. caddouch's Avatar
    well , i guess i need to do that ,or maybe send her an email?

    thanks for the tread Tramain!

    the questions are fun !

    hey Maggies , are u only giving out the App or the cradle as well?
    Last edited by Tramain; 12-23-2009 at 06:10 PM. Reason: Boosting
    12-23-2009 06:05 PM
  21. caddouch's Avatar
    hey Tramain , plz plz help me with the posting limit !
    12-23-2009 06:14 PM
  22. Tramain's Avatar
    hey Tramain , plz plz help me with the posting limit !
    I don't wanna bring this thread more off-topic but you can post 15 helpful posts to the forums.
    12-23-2009 06:16 PM
  23. caddouch's Avatar
    Magellan(R) Launches Premium Car Kit for iPhone and iPod Touch

    New Cradle Provides Complete Hands-Free Navigation Solution

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. Dec. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Magellan, one of the leading GPS brands, today announced an innovative new vehicle mount for the iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS and second generation iPod touch. With a built-in GPS receiver for improved navigation accuracy, the Premium Car Kit features an amplified speaker for crystal clear directions and enhanced Bluetooth hands-free calling and clear turn-by-turn directions.

    "Building on the ease of the Magellan RoadMate app, we are proud to introduce a cutting-edge Premium Car Kit that gives our consumers the entire in-car navigation experience from their iPhone or iPod touch," said Peggy Fong, Chief Operating Officer for Magellan.

    Features of the Premium Car Kit include the following:

    * Secure vehicle mounting for iPhone or iPod touch
    * Accommodates most silicon skins and hard shell cases
    * Adjustable mount securely rotates iPhone to either portrait or landscape mode for optimal positioning and widescreen route display
    * Recharges battery via the vehicle power outlet
    * Amplified speaker with volume control for loud and clear phone calls and directions
    * Noise canceling microphone for full duplex speakerphone operation
    * Auxiliary audio output (for connection to your car stereo)
    * Works with all navigation applications (including the Magellan RoadMate for iPhone application)
    * Bluetooth enables hands-free calling

    Available now for pre-order, the car kit will retail for $129.99 and will be available at Amazon.com, Best Buy, and MagellanGPS.com.
    12-23-2009 06:25 PM
  24. maggie-theiphoneblog's Avatar
    well , i guess i need to do that ,or maybe send her an email?

    thanks for the tread Tramain!

    the questions are fun !

    hey Maggies , are u only giving out the App or the cradle as well?
    Caddouch,

    Yes, we are still working on the details for the Car Kit Contest. Since it's the holidays, I am unsure it will happen anytime soon. But...look for it after New Years. I will keep you all posted.
    12-23-2009 06:26 PM
  25. maggie-theiphoneblog's Avatar
    Hey guys!

    I made a official thread for Magellan Contests. For all you interested, keep a eye on it as its my duty to keep it updated with future free promos and giveaways.

    Once again, thank you everyone for taking a big interest and contributing to the threads. Please bare with me as the holidays are coming; therefore, please be patient with my respond time.

    Happy holidays!
    12-23-2009 06:30 PM
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