MDM has released the multiplatform Directions on-the-go software for Palm OS, Windows Mobile and Nokia Series 60 mobile devices. It offers complete on-device navigation without the need of a PC or wireless connection. After loading your map selections from CD-ROM onto your device, you can easily calculate and display directions, turn-by-turn and arrive on time without getting lost. The software is available for $40 from MDM’s website and will soon hit online retailers nationwide.
“The days of having to pull over to ask for directions or print your route out beforehand from your personal computer are over,” said Barry Cottle, CEO of MDM. “Now smartphone and PDA users can easily specify their starting point and destination and Directions on-the-go will guide them until they arrive.”
Directions on-the-go features
— Immediate route calculation of door-to-door directions without a wireless connection or a PC
— Alternate route calculation should starting point or destination address change
— Pan, scroll, and zoom between multiple levels of map detail, from street/neighborhood to entire metropolitan area
— Find locations by address, street name, tap-on-map, nearby point of interest, or fuzzy logic search
— Thousands of built-in points of interest including gas stations, parking lots, banks, landmarks, etc.
— GPS NMEA 0183 compliant GPS receiver support to locate and track your position (compatible GPS receiver & Bluetooth or cabled connection required)
— Lifetime updates and access to the latest U.S. maps and road data provided by smart2go from gate5 NA, Inc.
— Compatible with Palm OS 5.0 and higher devices, Windows Mobile-based Pocket PC and Pocket PC Phone Edition 2002 or higher devices, Windows Mobile-based Smartphone 2002 and 2003 and Nokia Series 60 mobile phones.