Gokivo - new free voice guided navigation app for BlackBerry smartphones

Gokivo
By James Richardson on 17 Jul 2012 09:51 am EDT
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Another free voice guided navigation app has arrived for BlackBerry smartphones. It goes by the name of Gokivo and seems to tick all the boxes.

Like a few similar applications, Gokivo doesn't store the maps on your BlackBerry but instead downloads each route as you need it. I took the app for a drive last night and it performed just like it should. With a nice choice of colors on screen it looks good too. In addition; POI's are built in so you can ensure that local amenities are always at hand.

We will have a full review of the app here on CrackBerry but in the meantime if you want to give it a try yourself you can download from the below link. We would love to hear your views.

More information?Download Gokivo for BlackBerry

37 comments

soloworldelec

Murst. How is this any different than Blackberry Traffic? Doesn't Blackberry Traffic offer routes and read directions aloud.

umbrau44

Blackberry traffic does not have a map. It also works on OS 5 devices, like my 8530.

This app looks interesting but it will not work for me, since it is for OS 7+!

James Richardson

BlackBerry Traffic is not available in Europe so we rely on apps like this.

werty5926

Not showing up yet on BB Apps. Also link does not open from your post.

James Richardson

Just tried the link and it is working just fine. Have another go.

Phill_UK

I think you ought to point out that it's only available in the UK, James.

EchuOkan1

Correct. I tried to install it on my 9810 (OS 7.1+) and said it is not available for my device. I went to the website and also found out it is fir the UK only. Seems like a good app though.

mitchs61

Tried to download it but says not compatible for my 9900 running OS 7.1 from Rogers?

Silvius

works only in UK, Rogers is in CA, right ?

mitchs61

Yes rogers is in Canada...I didn't read where it is only for the UK....

badboygt

doesn't have Canadian maps .. only works for UK downloads I would think .. where's the Canadian/US version? 8-(

MOE BEATs

On 7.0 thru AT&T (9900) but it's reads "Unavailable for this device" hmm

lcgoldman

Pity it's not available on 9810 nor in US

BB_Bmore

No us support?! Pffftttt.

Mathrin

Like everything should be made for Americans, geez. Probably first to say, "Sucks to be you!" when we get apps that Europeans don't as well. Get over youself.

I'm disappointed as well, but there will be apps that are for the European audience just like there are ones for the North American audience.

I think it looks cool, and hopefully we will see some NA support in the future. I say Kudos to the app developer.

gritsinct

It would be good to mention that it's only available in the UK, so that the rest of us don't get frustrated trying to find it! :-) I wish a free navigation app with maps would become available for the US so I could quit paying... Regardless, this looks like a great app!

KelownaAlex

Definitely needs to be mentioned it's UK only

umbrau44

It doesn't look like this is free, either!

ognat42

Not exactly free! It's a free trial and then $4.99 a month.

Phill_UK

The App World version is completely free.

jstirtzinger

Per their website - It is available In Canada, US and UK, but free for only 14 day trial. After that $4.99 per month.

Phill_UK

Per their website, completely free and ONLY available in the UK... http://www.gokivo.com/blackberryApp.html

jstirtzinger

Website is confusing...as all this info is shown...so which is it?

Phill_UK

Their website is confusing, but the version available on App World is the only version now supported by Gokivo. It's only available in the UK, it's only available for OS7 devices, and it's completely free with no trial period or monthly subscriptions.

drum

I've been using this app for a few days now and I think it's a great navigation application. A bit confused because it definitely says free, no mention of a fee.

BBPandy

UK only. :(
It should say that when you try to DL it, instead of "unavailiable for this device"

1magine

Try telenav. Its freakin $10 for a whole year. I realize .80 a month for an excellent turn by turn voice navigation app is too much for many. But for everyone else, its a winner.

boldkeyboardholic

again not available here :(

Since I upgraded my Bold 9000 to 5.0 and above with my 9900 I have no navigation on my BB. It was than, as I first realised the bad support/importants of BB compared to iOS and Android to the carrier (as I got a free OS 4.7 Version of Telmap Navigation there).

;(

Zipper

This just blows, although BB traffic is pretty good, a MAP is much needed! And this review is great if you live in the UK. :P

deltact

Give it 14 days, then we'll know if it is truly free.

Phill_UK

I've had it since May 31st... it's free.

moneyhunster

Works a treat, why does the app need access to your personal information? Do they sell it on then offer the app for free?

Upgrayedd111

Off topic, but does anyone know the name of the theme in the pic? I've been trying to find one with blue indicators and PB icons for my 9790 with no luck...

RedSpdr

Does not work for 9850. it tells me it not available for my device.

andy957

Disregard question. Already answered above (wish we could delete comments here...)

urinclined

InclineD
When or will it ever be available for the 9930?