No, I’m not talking about Navizon for iPhone, which uses cell triangulation methods to detect (rough) location and WiFi triangulation for greater accuracy in built-up areas for paying customers. This is locoGPS – a real GPS module attached to the iPhone communicating through some hacked interfaces. Only thing is, it looks a bit tacky, even the rendered prototype. Shouldn’t they build a wire in there so that it doesn’t have to rigidly protrude from the proprietry apple socket?
Or maybe we can wait till February, when apple will hopefully release a new firmware version that includes a not-so-cripped Bluetooth stack, with a developer SDK. They just have to! Combined with the accelerometer, unlimited data plan and an open API, this could be so ideal for my research (a few of my friends have iPhones).