Zilog Registered User
#1

Have this on my wife's iPhone and see it's recently released for Android. Download from the Expansys website (curious there is no download from Navmii, the developers website!).

On the iPhone it worked well on a recent cross country trip. Ireland and UK maps are provided for free, with the option of purchasing maps for other countries. Have installed on my Galaxy S but haven't got the chance to use yet.

First impressions it looks very similar to iPhone version. Voices are sampled so sound a lot better than Google Navigation, but does not do text-to-speech. Considering the way Google murders Irish street names, this may be an advantage!!

Obviously the USP compared to Google Nav is that the maps are onboard, rather than using up data allowance, or roaming data when abroad.

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scudzilla Registered User
#2

downloaded this but when i open it nothing happens, just goes to back to screen i was on, using Desire HD 2.3

BeciMester Registered User
#3

Same as scudzilla above, on a Desire running Oxygen 2.1.3 (Gingerbread) nothing happens when clicking the icon. Right after install it opened a blank browser page but that's all the activity I've seen out of it. (Edit: now that I've reinstalled it didn't do it, I think it just threw me back to the browser I started it from before.)

Edit: same results on the GF's stock Wildfire S. Shame.

gbob Registered User
#4

scudzilla said:
downloaded this but when i open it nothing happens, just goes to back to screen i was on, using Desire HD 2.3


It's probably an issue with 2.3, I've a navigon.apk that I've installed on five or six six different phones, and worked really well until I upgraded them to gingerbread, is it worth going back to froyo to find out?

Zilog Registered User
#5

Sorry to hear you guys are having trouble installing. Just a thought: as it's a 'sideloaded' app, do you have 'Unknown sources' selected under 'Applications' in the settings menu?
Installed without any hiccups on my Galaxy S.
On this forum, one of the posters has it running on a Desire HD. Another thought - Navfree required 2.2 Froyo or greater to run.

BeciMester Registered User
#6

@gbob: nothing's worth going back to Froyo. Nothing.

@Zilog: as this didn't come from the Market, it couldn't have been installed in the first place if Unknown Sources is not ticked. It installed fine, it just doesn't run.

Zilog Registered User
#7

Looks like it might be a Gingerbread issue all right.

ninja 12 Registered User
#8

Just tried on a Desire S , same result as other gingerbread users , it just shows a black screen then exits .

BeciMester Registered User
#9

Update: uninstalling Navfree took my install of Google Maps with it, don't know why or how but I had to reinstall Maps.

#10

Doesn't work on my Xoom (Honeycomb 3.1) either.

niallb Registered User
#11

Not working either on Cyanogenmod Desire.
Put the same apk onto my backup Samsung Galaxy Spica running Froyo, and it came up no problem. Not great on searching for Irish addresses though.

#12

Off topic but Google Navigation is hopefully going to be fully offline by the summer, link here:

http://www.engadget.com/2011/06/08/google-maps-navigation-to-go-offline-this-summer-garmin-and-tom/

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ThisRegard Registered User
#13

BeciMester said:
Update: uninstalling Navfree took my install of Google Maps with it, don't know why or how but I had to reinstall Maps.


When installing I get the message that it's going to replace another application which I presume is google maps.

smoochie06 Registered User
#14

Has anyone got this to work.
I tried using it and it wouldnt search a route without data on. Then when i turned on data it couldnt find O Connell Street Dublin.

Am i doing something wrong?

OREGATO Registered User
#15

smoochie06 said:
Has anyone got this to work.
I tried using it and it wouldnt search a route without data on. Then when i turned on data it couldnt find O Connell Street Dublin.

Am i doing something wrong?


Seems like no one can get it to install.. What phone/version of android are you using?

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