I feel like it is Christmas every time I open my iPhone installer.app lately. Along with VNSea, NES and MobileChat, here comes another AMAZING developer-hacker application. I don’t see Apple having 1/2 of this stuff by the time the next release is out. AS a matter of fact, I don’t see a lot of hacked iPhones going legit any time soon.
Back to Navizon: Using both cellular triangulation and a DB of Wifi hotspots and ISP IP addresses, Navizon is able to provide a semi-accurate view of where you are at a much faster rate than most GPS systems. Granted the accuracy of the device depends on a lot of factors, and your results may, of course vary.
The Navizon.app also just throws your coordinates into the Maps application and puts a little pin where it thinks you are. So, so clever. In my informal tests, it was about 500 Meters off at my home and about 200 meters off at work. Each of these results used cellular data and got the information in just seconds.
The number of applications to deliver content using geograhic location on the iPhone are virtually limitless. I am sure developers are hard at work on more applications that take advantage of this knowledge. If Google Adsense isn’t all over this then someone needs to get fired, yesterday.
I can’t wait to see where this application goes, how exciting! Get hacking!
OH, btw, it DOES work in Europe – at least France.