COLOMBO OPEN GPS
Columbus is a free gps navigator open source project, that works like a client interface for Android System google navigator adding several features to it.
Actually the Colombo GPS Open project main interface supports only Italian and US Languages, but it can work worldwide, as long as it uses Google Navigation online Maps resources.
MAIN FEATURE: In the field, where state, city and address, are asked, you can ignore the first two, and in the field ADDRESS you can put whatever you want: pizza, bank, car repair, my friend tina and whatever you like...and just watch THE MAGIC!
Basically, with Colombo you can do the same things you can do with your system gps navigation, but with some features added:
- Faster gps fix
- Faster access to map and address data
- Pre-load destination address like in a common gps navigators interface
- Manage destination address in independant way from data connection and gps alignment
- Store destinations as favorite address
- Save your favorite address, and manage it's archive in intuitive way.
- Backup your favorite point of interest, and recover them later.
- Using Google Maps to locate several POI in near area, like Camping, Parking, Police, Hospitals, Restaurants, Movies and Stores, and drive there.
- Pre-load and edit favorite addresses offline, and access them in a second time, when you are online and gps aligned
- Use the wonder of Google navigation with extended features.
- More to come..
Please, if you like it, keep it installed on your Android Phone, and you will be notified automatically when an update is available.
WORKING AND OPERATIVE:
- Synergic Interface with Android System Navigation
- Saving editing and managing favorites
- Automatic query for destinations
- Automatic address management engine (still early BETA)
- Extemely intuitive and functional interface
- 1 Poi operative (Near Parking system)
YET ON THE GO:
Only saves 3 favorites now.. will add more support as soon as possible!
Intelligent POI, near locations with Camping, Movies, Malls, Gas station, Police stations, Hospitals and more.
More refined graphic design for icons and interface
all Poi's not yet operative
a few bugs to hunt
- Graphix redesigned
- Favorites incremented to 10 units
- Several bug fix
- Better interface
- 2 POI Enabled
- source: yet slim, faster and more reliable
Better GPS Management
Added 5 POI search in the near area:
- Police stations
- Parking area
- Camping area
- Malls and commercial areas
Bug fix, memory buffer
+++++THE BIG FAQ+++++
CAN I NAVIGATE OFFLINE?
Many user asked me the same question: Is possible to use Colombo totally OFFLINE? The answer is..it depends on where you are located and the chance you have to put google maps of your area offline, seek in internet several packages to put google maps offline, and you have chance to do have a totally free offline gps navigator, using Colombo.
This software is intended "as-is", without any warranty, as EULA described.