February 23, 2011 in Utilities (E)
[prMac.com] Pfaeffikon, Switzerland - Power App GmbH today is pleased to introduce GPS speedo 1.1 for iOS, their app that displays GPS-accurate speed readings in three formats simultaneously: Miles per Hour, Kilometers per Hour, and Meters per Second. A fourth window displays altitude in Meters above sea level. All digital readouts are accurate to two decimal places, and the app uses data from the GPS-System and the GSM/UMTS-Network. A Head's Up Display function, similar to those in fighter aircraft, allows drivers to read their speed projected onto the windshield from an iPhone on top of the dashboard.
GPS, or Global Positioning System, is a Global Navigation Satellite System. The GPS receiver times the signals sent by GPS satellites in order to determine exact position. These satellite signals contain: the time the message was transmitted, precise orbital information (ephemeris), and the general condition and orbits of all the satellites in the system (almanac). The original GPS system employed a total of 24 satellites, with six different orbital planes each containing four satellites. A total of 31 currently provide redundancy and increased accuracy.
The GSM/UMTS-Network consists of the original Global System for Mobile Communications and the newer Universal Mobile Telecommunication System. The network provides cell telephone service around the globe.
* Read speed in three formats simultaneously: M/H, km/h, and m/s
* Altitude above sea level is also displayed in meters
* All digital readouts to two decimal places accuracy
* Head's Up Display function projects speed data on to the windshield of a vehicle
"Now users can get accurate speed readings in miles, kilometers, and meters all at the same time," stated company owner Christian Schaffner. "And our Head's Up Display function will let drivers see their speed without taking their eyes off the road."
* iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
* iOS 3.2 or later (iOS 4 tested)
* 0.6 MB
Pricing and Availability:
GPS speedo 1.1 is $0.99 (USD) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Utilities category. Review copies are available upon request.
Based in Pfaeffikon, Switzerland, the Power App GmbH is an independent company founded in 2010 by Christian Schaffner. Leveraging his longtime experience as an electronics engineer, Christian's main focus is developing powerful, versatile applications for the Mac and iOS platforms. Copyright (C) 2011 Power App GmbH. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod, and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.