v1.27.01 - MGMaps works with Navizon! (August 18th, 2006)

I'm happy to announce that starting with version 1.27.01, MGMaps works with Navizon in order to avoid Nokia S60 crashes due to bad bluetooth/java implementations, but more important to allow positioning without a GPS device. To learn more about Navizon, see their web site. In addition, Mobile GMaps can now work with GPS devices on Windows smartphones and Pocket PCs through Navizon.

To install and run MGMaps and Navizon on Symbian S60 phones, visit the official setup page or follow these steps:

  1. Install Navizon version 2.1.3 or newer. Get it from the Navizon download page or from the MGMaps WAP site.
  2. Start Navizon, allow it to connect to the internet, select Setup GPS and select your bluetooth GPS device.
  3. Leave Navizon running in the background (you can simply press the phone menu key while the program is running), then start Mobile GMaps version 1.27.04 or newer. You can also start MGMaps directly from Navizon. Go to Settings/GPS and set the GPS Device to Navizon, also set the GPS Sync option to the desired mode. Save the settings and that's it!

To install and run MGMaps and Navizon on Windows Mobile smartphones and Pocket PCs, take the following steps:

  1. Install Navizon version 2.0.1.2 or newer. Get it from the Navizon download page.
  2. Connect the GPS device by following the steps in the Setup Guide. Start Navizon, allow it to connect to the internet.
  3. Leave Navizon it running in the background, then start Mobile GMaps version 1.27.04 or newer. Go to Settings/GPS and set the GPS Device to Navizon, also set the GPS Sync option to the desired mode. Save the settings and that's it!

Other new features in Mobile GMaps v1.27.01:

  • The menu displayed when pressing the center key no longer contains the installed services, it contains the Zoom In and Zoom Out options, together with markers close to the cursor in the center of the screen (like bookmarks or search results). Selecting any of the listed markers will open a new window displaying specific details. You can access the Services from the main menu displayed when pressing the left or right softkey.
  • Drag the map using the pointer — you can now drag the map using the pointing device on smartphones like the Sony-Ericsson P800, P9xx, M600.
  • Some problems with the internal GPS were fixed.

Any problems or suggestions? See the forum or report them on the feedback page.

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