iPhone Motorcycle App Thread

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by NachoRoto, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. kimel

    kimel I hit what?

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    What drives me crazy is that the Motion-X maps have the local roads labeled/named correctly. The Motion-X Drive has roads labeled/named incorrectly. It is like they have derived their map data from two different sources.

    Highly annoying. The correct data is out there, they just need to use it. So much for "always up-to-date maps". Yeah, right.
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  2. NachoRoto

    NachoRoto Meet you there. OK?

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    Funny
    I have had no real issues when it comes to road names. But what software is perfect. I just downloaded the 7.2 update of drive. I has some fine changes. Now instead of downloading the maps as you similute the route, you can do either. So now I you can download the maps before you leave. So it will work with no internet connection. Again, its not the best. But definately the best bag for the buck.

    But if I could change all GPS software on my iphone, I would change screen view to manual. I hate winding thru turns or bumpy roads and the view changes by itself. I like landscape view, but when in my ram mount it easily gets confused and switches back and forth. But it I have it mounted in Portrait and very verticle it is more stable. Give us a manual view change option and I will be happier.
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  3. worwig

    worwig Long timer

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    Does anyone use GeoTerrestrial?
    I have used it for a long time in my WinMo phone, and they have an iPhone version now.
    It runs all of the time in the background and I forget it is running. I can use Google maps with it. And it updates your current location online, about like a 'Spot'. It keeps online track logs that you can look up long after you go for a ride and export them to GPX files if you want.
    At least the WinMo version does that . It would assume the iPhone version is similar.
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  4. hardwaregrrl

    hardwaregrrl ignore list

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    Anybody have a spot type/gps tracking app that works? My GF has an iphone and would like to track me as I'm out and I just don't have the cash for a spot right now. thx all...
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  5. QualityAir

    QualityAir Been here awhile

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  6. nharrisn

    nharrisn Adventurer

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    I use this, works good...

    http://www.instamapper.com/
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  7. hardwaregrrl

    hardwaregrrl ignore list

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    Thanks everybody, I really appreciate it!
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  8. NachoRoto

    NachoRoto Meet you there. OK?

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    Sweet. I tested trackr last night. I wish you posted sooner. I had a great ride on Sunday and it would have been a better test.
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  9. rifflebox

    rifflebox Yee Haw!

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    The were showing an app titled Greatest Road at the international motorcycle show in San Mateo this weekend. It is $2.99 from the app store and looks very promising. It has lots of great looking routes, mostly pavement it would seem.

    I also use an app called Radar Scope for up-to-date weather radar. Very nice! For camping there is an app called campwhere. If you want to stay in touch with home or listen to radio at a new destination there is a nice app called TunIn Radio. Flickr users can post to their accounts using an app called Flickr Sendr.

    Let's Ride!
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  10. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    Timely thread. I just started my app assault yesterday.

    Greatest Roads will be more fun with more "stretches" listed (so get busy ;)). Just OK now.

    Instamapper "GPS Tracker" is a hoot. Free spot like app. And it works like a champ. Who knew?


    Google earth, of course.

    ComeHere looks good.

    Mapquest.

    Urbanspoon.

    Yahoo Sketch.

    Flashlight.

    Weatherbug.





    The several free wifi finders.

    And the wild one I'm about to buy


    Dynolicious. This one may get me killed ...or arrested. WooHooo!!
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  11. wyogirl311

    wyogirl311 Been here awhile

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    Here's my $.02 contribution:

    For any gps battery sucking app, I really like the mophie juice pack. It more than doubles battery life, can be used as a "protective case" and uses mini usb to connect and charge/sync with my computer.

    Also, super basic - but I really like the ibooks app. I have all manuals in pdf format and have them saved in the ibooks app, which is super handy should I ever need a reference trailside.

    Bam.
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  12. matt.the.ogre

    matt.the.ogre Fair-minded Villian

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    With iOS 4 and above you can lock the orientation of the phone:
    - double click the home button
    - slide the menu of apps to the left (by sliding your finger to the right)
    - the orientation lock button is on the left side, beyond the music controls.

    Hope this helps.
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  13. antonv

    antonv Been here awhile

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    Wow, didn't know this. I thought it was to keep iPod on top. I tried, but can't lock it in landscape, just portrait.
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  14. bmwgsrider

    bmwgsrider Been here awhile

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    I still have version 3.1.3 software on my iPhone as I hate the newest 4.0 software as there are glitches... and because I don't have current 4.0 software I can't download some apps because I need the new software. Stupid!!!
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  15. Road Agent

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    Hey Guys,

    I'm looking for an App for journal entries. I like to keep a daily journal of my trips, at present, I'm either hand writing notes in a small notebook, or firing up the laptop and doing a journal in MS word. I'd like an App that would basically let me take notes for each day, I have no desire to update to facebook, or a blog, or store on the internet in some cloud! Just want to jot down the days events, and then maybe re-write them when I get home on a real desktop,with a big screen. It would be nice to be able to export my notes in some kind of format that I could get into word on my home computer. I've looked at several journal apps but I thought I'd ask here first before spending a bunch of time figuring out what did and did not work for me. I've even looked as some of the simple note programs, and possibly one of those will do what I want.

    Your wisdom is appreciated!

    Steve
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  16. matt.the.ogre

    matt.the.ogre Fair-minded Villian

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    Rats. :eek1 Sorry for the misdirection. I have only ever tried Portrait I guess.
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  17. matt.the.ogre

    matt.the.ogre Fair-minded Villian

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    iOS 4.2 was just released. If you have an iPhone 3GS or 4 you should upgrade. Glitches are far fewer. Don't upgrade if you have an iPhone 3 -- still very slow performance I hear.
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  18. lhendrik

    lhendrik Truffle Rustler

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    I'm using Evernote for journaling. Very powerful and it syncs to your desktop system and iPad if needed.
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  19. Road Agent

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    Thanks, I'll look at Evernote!

    Steve
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  20. NachoRoto

    NachoRoto Meet you there. OK?

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    Locked is locked. It's better then nothing. Would it be better locked in landscape? Sure. Thanks for the help.


    On a side note I used trackr today for my ride. It worked fantastic. So far the best new software I have gotten from this thread. It's exactly what I wAnted.
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