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Old 04-24-2011, 12:40 PM   #196
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I did a quick read through and I didn't find this mentioned ... Anybody know of an app that will give me real time on road weather alerts? A tie into NOAA's national weather radio service maybe?

I know that NOAA gives no guarantee that I won't find myself looking up at a hay bale floating a thousand feet above me but I have hope it might the next time ... I know I can get something of the sort through XM radio but there must be a good app for an iPhone.
Try weather undergrounds app it has an alert from the national weather service that shows up real time
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Old 04-26-2011, 08:34 AM   #197
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Try weather undergrounds app it has an alert from the national weather service that shows up real time
Good suggestion! I quickly found that we already had the WunderRadio app which does have NOAA weather radio streams. Of course the downside to any smart phone app is signal coverage....
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Old 04-26-2011, 01:42 PM   #198
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Saw the notes about Trackr on here, figured I'd go download it for the iPhone and try it out. Going to the developer's website, it appears that he has passed away recently. Since all tracks are saved to the developer's site and server, this may not exist much longer. Apparently others have reported lack of communication from the developer or his team for the past 2 years, which leads me to believe this will probably fade away.

Any other good tracking apps out there for the iPhone? I've found a few that shows where the iPhone is, but nothing that captures and saves routes as they are ridden.
After a few days of downloading and trying quite a few different apps, looks like MotionXGps is the best out there for recording the route as it's ridden. I'll keep playing with it. It records a route great, but isn't the best "all-in-one" for documenting a trip. Nothing is I guess.

I did find a iPhone/Ipad app called Trip Journal (review here: http://www.macworld.com/appguide/art...article=150802). It's a complete trip app that also will do tracking, but incorporates a neat way to maintain a journal with notes, photos, and videos. It comes as a free app, or for $2.99, will allow archiving of unlimited trips, has all kinds of export features, and has a really nice interface. Like all other tracking apps, it will drain the battery quickly if not kept charged.

Figured others may want to look these two possibilities over as well.
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Old 04-26-2011, 11:14 PM   #199
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Easytrail works pretty well also.
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Old 04-27-2011, 12:32 AM   #200
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How much data does Pandora Radio use? I dont have unlimited but maybe for longer rides once in a while I'd like to use it.
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Old 04-27-2011, 06:07 AM   #201
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Old 04-27-2011, 03:58 PM   #202
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Old 05-08-2011, 11:08 AM   #203
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Question iPhone Touch 3G Mobile Hotspot??

Anybody with an iPod Touch using a mobile wifil hotspot? I've got a 4th gen Touch, does all the app stuff but is wifi only. I'm considering getting this Verizon wifi hotspot to enable use of the Touch where no wifi, but 3g, is available. Just wondering if any of the ADV inmates are using this. TIA.

Just to add to the app mix, check out the Blurb app, for those ride reports. Still photos, videos, captioning, pretty cool app. Oh, and Tapatalk for your ADVrider addiction.
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Old 05-09-2011, 08:49 AM   #204
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If your itouch is jailbroken then there are some Apps to tether your itouch to a phone. I have mine tethered to my blackberry. You also might just consider getting a iphone.
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Old 05-09-2011, 09:13 AM   #205
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Anybody with an iPod Touch using a mobile wifil hotspot? I've got a 4th gen Touch, does all the app stuff but is wifi only. I'm considering getting this Verizon wifi hotspot to enable use of the Touch where no wifi, but 3g, is available. Just wondering if any of the ADV inmates are using this. TIA.

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It works but, from ease-of-use, financial and a space-saving perspectives, it makes more sense to grab an iPhone. You need to spend $100 anyway to get the radio, so for a few bucks more you can have the whole enchilada. You won't have to worry about powering extra gear and you can always whip out the phone from your jacket pocket at a gas station/stoplight/moose crossing without powering the mifi up. If you want to use additional devices (e.g. your laptop) you can get a tethering plan from your carrier. Unfortunately, the iPod touch isn't really well suited to going long.

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Old 05-09-2011, 10:30 AM   #206
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It works but, from ease-of-use, financial and a space-saving perspectives, it makes more sense to grab an iPhone. You need to spend $100 anyway to get the radio, so for a few bucks more you can have the whole enchilada. You won't have to worry about powering extra gear and you can always whip out the phone from your jacket pocket at a gas station/stoplight/moose crossing without powering the mifi up. If you want to use additional devices (e.g. your laptop) you can get a tethering plan from your carrier. Unfortunately, the iPod touch isn't really well suited to going long.

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Old 05-09-2011, 12:40 PM   #207
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It works but, from ease-of-use, financial and a space-saving perspectives, it makes more sense to grab an iPhone. You need to spend $100 anyway to get the radio, so for a few bucks more you can have the whole enchilada. You won't have to worry about powering extra gear and you can always whip out the phone from your jacket pocket at a gas station/stoplight/moose crossing without powering the mifi up. If you want to use additional devices (e.g. your laptop) you can get a tethering plan from your carrier. Unfortunately, the iPod touch isn't really well suited to going long.

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Well, I already bought the iPod Touch and work provides me with a ShitBerry, so I have no costs at all with the Touch. I'm a cheap bastard but LOVE the Touch (and your App, Greatest Road.... very well done). I suppose with the MiFi radio I have to buy the radio unit then sign on to some screw job plan, so I am still debating this. I don't pull it out at moose stops (usually busy with cameras, at best) and really would only have the Touch along on a tour/ trip where I'm motel-ing it. Rallies, etc., usually have WiFi spots and there is always the ubiquitous Starbucks, etc.

But Jesus, an iPhone plan is a LOT of money for a cheap bastard with a free ShitBerry plan. Wish I could make my ShitBerry into a wifi hotspot for the Touch!
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Old 05-09-2011, 12:50 PM   #208
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If your itouch is jailbroken then there are some Apps to tether your itouch to a phone. I have mine tethered to my blackberry. You also might just consider getting a iphone.
Any more info on how to do this? I have a BBerry, work pays the plan. What's involved in jailbreaking? Sounds illegal
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Old 05-09-2011, 07:27 PM   #209
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IPad mapping capability?

Sorry about jumping subjects from iPhone to iPad but....has anyone figured out how to use an iPad together with Garmin Roadtrip to design routes and tracks on an iPad then move them to a Garmin GPS, specifically the 276c?
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Old 05-10-2011, 08:03 AM   #210
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Any more info on how to do this? I have a BBerry, work pays the plan. What's involved in jailbreaking? Sounds illegal
Ok, I've been doing a bit of digging on this one.

First off, jailbreaking is a way of circumventing the limitations on apps that Apple puts on its iOS devices. It allows you to do two things, primarily:

- install apps that won't pass Apple's guidelines, including apps that access certain features/parts of the phone (e.g. tethering outside of the carrier's offerings) and apps that belong in Jo momma or Toxic Britney

- install apps that are cracked and stolen

Jailbreaking is legal in the US thanks to a court decision.

It's not hard to do, but it's a pain in the butt. You'll get limited support from the cowboy apps, and almost none from Apple. Plus, upgrading to the latest release from Apple may or may not turn your iPod touch into a brick, and some legit apps will not work on jailbroken phones (intentionally, by the developer).

I'm not 100% sure if there are some features of jailbroken phones that will stop Greatest Road from working somehow. We see that only 5% of phones are jailbroken and, with the app being free for a limited time, there's less incentive for people to steal it. (and, by the way, thanks for the kudos on Greatest Road. We appreciate it)

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If your itouch is jailbroken then there are some Apps to tether your itouch to a phone. I have mine tethered to my blackberry. You also might just consider getting a iphone.
Which apps do you use to make this happen?

The only setup I found was using iBluever (http://www.if0rce.com/en/ibluever/ ) and it seems hacky and unreliable. This guy could only keep a connection for 3 minutes and eventually dropped it and went iPhone (though you could probably also go with Android): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKRC4-CHFGo

SO, all that said, I think your only choices are:

1. Use the Verizon MiFi, or
2. Convince your work to switch you to iPhone or Android. Maybe if you pick up the cost of the phone itself they'll give in to the tide ;-).

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