First free navigation software for Windows Phone 7?
XMaps has been available at the marketplace for some time as a paid version, and now you have the free version.
Although its not the best (by far) “navigation software” on the market it is almost unique for the Windows Phone 7 platform which doesn’t have a universal navigation software, paid or free.
Unfortunately due to the limited API’s and control over the OS the software fails in a few aspects and could be improved in others, but its worth taking it for a test drive.
The problems I noticed where:
- Won’t prevent device from auto-locking (OS side shortcoming)
- No voice directions
- No re-routing in case you take a wrong turn
If the developer could just get the last two and MS allow the application to supersede the automatic locking of the device, it would make a pretty darn good free mobile navigation software.