Six months after the App Store was launched, the iPhone app grey market lives on: turn-by-turn navigation has come to jailbroken iPhones in the form of xGPS. UPDATED
xGPS uses Google’s map data and driving directions, adding a real-time navigation readout and a voice engine. You can also select a map area to download ahead of time, just in case you expect to lose your data connection during the drive. As you can see in ModMyi‘s video above, the app also supports a number of external GPS units, so 1st-gen iPhone and iPod Touch users can get in on the monotone fun too.
The project has been gestating for a few months now, but many vital features, including the voice engine, weren’t implemented until this release. xGPS 1.2
is now will soon be available in Cydia. UPDATE: An older version without vocalisation in currently available in the repositories, but the newest version is expected to be publicly available within the week. [xGPS via ModMyi—Thanks, Aleksey!]