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    Chris Hill

    Hello everyone,

    I have great news! CarPlay in Gaia GPS is now available for Beta Testing. Please follow this link from your iOS device to get started and install the beta: https://testflight.apple.com/join/eJMlUfKf

    Any feedback you have can be submitted directly through TestFlight and will go directly to the developers working on the project.

    If you have any trouble installing the beta, let me know.

    Thanks in advance for all your help!

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    AlainZarinelli

    I second this.  While Apple maps are adequate to navigate paved roads, having GaiaGPS display on the CarPlay screen would be an amazing addition to the general usability of the program.

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    business

    With the new Jeep JL Wranglers supporting CarPlay, it might be a competitive advantage if your maps support those vehicles vs other topographic maps, too.

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    ToddSisson

    I would love this functionality as well

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    lastlamb

    Just submitted the same request. New Subaru Outbacks and CrossTreks have Apple CarPLay, and this feature would be absolutely wonderful. Having to use my phone while driving is tough and the display is small. Being able to use the built in display in my car would be fantastic.

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    bcquade

    I too would appreciate this feature!!

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    carlalex

    I too would love Gaia GPS with car play.   Any chance of this happening soon-ish since Apple is opening up the mapping APIs to third party providers in iOS 12?

    Thanks!

     

       --- Carl

     

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    Fulthrotl

    ok... who do we have to pester to get this to work? i've got a rubicon

    with apple carplay... what does it take to make this work?

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    vitus575

    Any word on Apple Car Play compatibility with Gaia GPS?

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    RobertGabrielson

    Yes please

     

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    lmp1976

    Especially now (at least in Canada) That Gaia GPS has partnered with back road map books, it is an indispensable app for backcountry travel and would be infinitely more useful if integrated into your vehicle

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    mdkiss

    I see many comments for your maps to sync with CarPlay.  We want to add that more people REALLY want this.  I would even pay alittle extra for it if I had to.  It's so hard to Jeep off road and use a cell phone.  We bought the new Jeep JL a few months ago and were so excited about CarPlay until we found out NO ONE has produced a link for using maps off road.  Will be very popular for those who have 4x4's!  Any update on this forum would be nice.  I don't see anyone at GAIA commenting..

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    ventura911

    Another vote for Gaia for CarPlay!

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    bill

    CarPlay support would be a game changer for Gaia. I REALLY want this capability for my 2018 Jeep JLUR. Please make it so!

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    Ashli Baldwin

    Hey Folks, just wanted to pop in to say this is on our product roadmap for early 2019!

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    ventura911

    Great to hear it’s just around the corner, Ashli! Looking forward to it!

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    AlainZarinelli

    That is great news, Ashli!  I believe this will make GaiaGPS the defect standard in offload navigation!

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    RobertGabrielson

    Yes! Very happy

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    bill

    Fantastic news!

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    slchisholm

    Awesome!

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    AustinJH

    Thanks for the update Ashli!! I am very excited for this feature. Too many screens in my truck, hell, too many screens everywhere. It's a lot easier to use my dash nav screen while driving than trying to manipulate my phone. Gaia GPS is #1!

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    Fulthrotl

    while it will be appreciated when it is functional, i've learned something about the

    navi on the '18 jeep JLUR. i've been over a fair bit of the mojave preserve, and the

    mojave basin, as well as quite a bit of 4wd trails in utah. while GAIA has been running

    on an ipad mounted in front of the passenger seat, and has given me tracks i wanted to

    follow in all these locations, in 35k miles, i have YET to find a trail that wasn't on the jeep

    navi.

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    mdkiss

    Fulthroti - we did not buy the 18 Jl with built in Nav - unfortunately you had to get the package with the big speakers, upgraded stereo, and other things we did not want.  I assume that is what you mean since we have some Nav with CarPlay, but Waze and Apple maps have not been sufficient for off-roading for us.  If I am missing something, love to hear it - but that is why we are so excited to use Gaia.   I wish Jeep had separated the "packages."  We did get the bigger screen, though.  

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    four4christ

    My prayers are almost answered....JUST DO IT!...then my prayers will be answered!

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    LLOYD PETERMAN

    My 2018 JEEP Rubicon JL would benefit greatly from a CarPlay compatible Ap from GAIA. Please let me know the scheduled date of this release.

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    1r0nc14d

    I use your product for volunteer search and rescue. Having a offline downloaded maps for my CarPlay to be able to navigate easily both in the trail and in my vehicle would be amazing! It would make your product stand out even more!!! Your name is already well know in our community as being a great resource!

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    miamic70

    I gust bought a 2019 Subaru Outback and CarPlay would be a game changer! I actually posted about this on on a Subaru forum. As a previous Jeep owner and now a Subaru Outback owner I really feel these “off-road” car manufacturers are missing the boat by manufacturingand promoting these great off-road machines and then give us only crippled city maps. Gaia would be awesome as a CarPlay app while off-road!

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    Fulthrotl

    miamic70, what is funny is that i have a jeep JL, and the factory gps mapset has the most comprehensive set of maps i've ever seen in a OEM situation. i have only found ONE trail that is not reflected on that map in a year, near mercury, nevada. i've been in some of the least traveled sections of the mojave preserve, and every single track is noted.

    and the silly thing gives turn by turn, and ETA on these little trails as well. yeah, i would like GAIA to port to the gps on my jeep, but at this point, i have an ipad on the passenger side of the dash, on a nice mount, and will probably stay with that configuration.

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    miamic70

    My Jeep was older. 

    However, on the Subaru you get nada just roads basically. I too am looking into mounting an iPad mini on a Ram Mount but would be nice to just run in CarPlay as I have a great 8” in the dash already. 

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    Fulthrotl

    a suggestion.... instead of a ram mount.... go here. awesome stuff.

    https://www.67d.com/

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