Gokivo Navigation for Apple is Here!

Do you have an Apple phone?  You can now get Gokivo the best app for your iPhone and start navigating to any location with our signature GPS navigation.

Now, with the all-new “One Map” you can start exploring the world in living color with our all-new gesture-friendly 3D maps, complete with live traffic and integrated points of interest. Without a doubt Gokivo is a very user friendly app with navigation ease at your fingertips!

Gokivo for Apple has many advanced features such as:

Maps
•Seamless mapping and navigation experience supporting tilt and rotate controls.
•Immersive map exploration with content layers for weather, POI’s and traffic incidents for quick viewing.
•Real-time Animated Doppler Weather radar.
•Pan, zoom and interact with satellite maps.

 Navigation
•Natural voice guidance with live traffic directs you with conversation-style prompts.
•Visibly recognize enhanced 3D buildings and major landmarks.
•Lane guidance keeps you in the lane you need to be in.
•Choose your preferred route with two or more optimal options.
•Automatically get new directions if you miss a turn.
•School zone notifications and customizable speed limit warnings.
•Traffic is updated every 60 seconds with data from 1.8 billion traffic probes, enabling on-the-spot detours around congestion & incidents.

Enhanced Search
•Get ratings and reviews with Trip Advisor.
•Create custom searches for places to go and things to do that interest you.
•Look up movie theaters near you with listings and show times.
•Find the lowest gas prices in your area.

Extra
•Get directions to a contact right from your phonebook.
•Listen to your favorite music app while continuing to receive audible directions.
•Support for portrait and landscape mode
•Automatic day and night mode.
•Support for Spanish Language.

Gokivo is the only navigation app that you’ll need – explore, find, route and connect.

Try it free for 30-days!

Are Physical Maps Dead?

I was recently at my local AAA renewing my car registration and noticed that they still have a whole section dedicated to physical maps. I didn’t even know that those were still used by travelers anymore! With advancements in this modern age of digital maps and navigation on phones, it seems like physical maps would be nestled in  history, along with typewriters, carburetors, subprime mortgages, and parachute pants.

I understand the need for maps on occasion; backpacking through the wilds of Australia, decoration in your study, and maybe trying to find your way around a theme park (but even theme parks have digital maps nowadays). But yet there they are, still being purchased by the stubborn traditionalists. By people who refuse to enjoy what technology has given to all of society. By those looking to make road trips a true challenge.

But then I saw this video, and it all makes sense now:

TCS featured in Frost & Sullivan report

TCS has recently been featured in a recent Frost and Sullivan report! Our TCS Location-Based Application team creates great location products such a family locators and workforce locators that allows families and companies to keep track of their family and workers.

“TCS continues to expertly satisfy the MWM (Mobile Workforce Management) market’s need for a basic, affordable, quick-to-deploy worker locator solution. The app operates on almost every type of mobile device, making it easy for companies to keep employees safe and productive.” Frost & Sullivan, Dec 2013

 

For more information, check us out at: http://www.telecomsys.com/products/location-based-services/apps/workforce-management.aspx

 

 

Gokivo Nav for Android is here!

Have a Metro or T-Mobile Android device? You can now get Gokivo for your phone and start navigating anywhere in the United States!

Gokivo for Android has many advanced features such as:

- Lane guidance so you know exactly what lane to be in when you need to enter or exit the freeway

- Gas price finder that finds the cheapest gas in your area

- Enhanced 3D cities that give Gokivo Nav a more intuitive experience

- Route Selector option that allows you to choose the best route for navigation.

Try it free for 30-days!

Don’t you Hate Traffic?

Growing up in Los Angeles and living in Orange County, it seems as though traffic is unavoidable. The 5, 10, 110, 101, 405, and 210 are some of the most congested freeways in the US. People trying to get from their homes to work, people driving to the beach, and people who don’t know how to drive are just a few of the reasons why it takes an hour to go 10 miles. But is there a way around all this traffic? Sure, there are alternate routes, but can how do you know if that alternate route will actually be faster than the route you are on?
With Gokivo, you can check traffic right from your phone to see which way is faster. You can know if you are better waiting for a few minutes to let the traffic die down, or if you should take a totally different route to get to your destination. Try it out, you won’t be disappointed.

Sports Teams by State

I’m a pretty big sports fan, so in tradition of continuing with interesting maps, here is a map of the US according to sport teams, according to me.

sport teams

 

Alabama Left-hand-turn-only auto racing
Alaska University of Alaska Ice Hockey
Arizona Suns
Arkansas Razerbacks
California Laker, 49ers
Colorado Broncos
Connecticut Lady Huskies
Delaware Ravens
Florida Dolphins
Georgia Bulldogs
Hawaii U of H Football
Idaho Boise State Football
Illinois Bears
Indiana Colts
Iowa University of Iowa hawkeyes
Kansas Jayhawks
Kentucky Wildcats
Louisiana New Orleans Saints
Maine University of Maine Ice Hockey
Maryland Ravens
Massachusetts Red Sox
Michigan Red Wings
Minnesota Vikings
Mississippi Mud Dogs
Missouri St Louis Cardinals
Montana Univeristy of Montana Grizzlies
Nebraska CornHuskers
Nevada Dodgers/Kings
New Hampshire Red Sox
New Jersey Devils
New Mexico Lobos basketball
New York Yankees/Knicks/Rangers/Bills
North Carolina UNC Tar Heels
North Dakota University of North Dakota Ice Hockey
Ohio Buckeyes
Oklahoma Sooners
Oregon Ducks
Pennsylvania Eagles
Rhode Island New England Patriots
South Carolina U of SC Football
South Dakota USD Coyotes
Tennessee Volunteers
Texas Cowboys
Utah BYU Football
Vermont Red Sox
Virginia Red Skins
Washington Mariners
West Virginia WV Football mountaineers
Wisconsin Packers
Wyoming Cowboys

The End of Personal Navigation Devices (PND)?

Let’s face it, the era of the dedicated navigation device is over. Why would you buy a dedicated personal navigation device when you can do everything, and more, all from your mobile device? Couple that with the fact that is also costs less to do it from your phone, you have a clear winner in smart phones.

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source: berg insight

Shipments in the US and Europe are down, along with revenue numbers for the big 3 PND manufacturers.

These PNDs used to be the gift to get. But with the introduction of advanced navigation applications on smart phones, they have been fading quietly into the background. Why carry two devices in your car when your mobile device can do it all. And for the most part, the feature set is even better on a mobile device; maps are always up-to-date, they have better search capabilities, and can even reroute you around traffic without a complicated and time-consuming recalculate period. Plus, with your mobile device, you can play music and make phone calls at the same time.

So when you are thinking about making your next navigation purchase, remember that you may already have all the power you need right there in your pocket. And if you have an iPhone, make sure to check out Gokivo Navigator! It’s one of the best navigation applications you can get for your phone.