It's uncanny. When known software gets repackaged for iPhones and iPod Touches and passes through the hallowed gates of the App Store, something happens: Almost invariably, it gets cheaper. Waaay cheaper. Good right? Well, not always.
People bitching about TomTom's $100 iPhone navigation app can either a) bitch louder or b) download MotionX GPS Drive by Fullpower. It's $3 per month or $25 per year, and it works just fine.
When I published the turn-by-turn navigation app battlemodo, many readers asked me to evaluate some other popular choices. Because everything I do, I do for you, here are CoPilot, GoKivo and Sygic, a.k.a. the best of the rest:
Today people were shocked to discover that the first turn-by-turn navi iPhone app to hit the iTunes App Store cost $9.99—per month. Well, get used to it, because there are a lot more subscription apps coming.
Bad news: the first app to use in-app pricing in the App Store is a huge ripoff. Gokivo, is a $1 turn-by-turn directions app. Want to actually use it? That'll be
$1/minute, $3/10 minutes or $10/month. Updated.