New! Direct Download for LifeInPocket – Turn by Turn Navigation

LifeInPocket

Updated 22-Apr-2010: Until recently, the only way to get Life in Pocket was to visit the LifeInPocket.com PC site and to register and then push the app to your Boost or Nextel phone.  The PC site is Flash based and doesn’t work with mobile browsers, so users without a PC were out of luck. Now Life in Pocket has made their LIPsignup app available for direct download from a mobile friendly page at lifeinpocket.com/s.html.

The direct download doesn’t work with iDEN phones but it did make it possible for me to add to to BoostApps where Boost iDEN and Nextel USA users can send it to their phones using the Send to Phone button below.

Note that the LIPsignup app is just a small 33KB loader that lets you register for the service.  When you register be sure to choose the right carrier (Boost or Nextel) and enter your mobile number correctly as 10 digits with no leading “1”. When you finish registering, exit the signup app and go to Download Apps again and you will see a new “LIP_056” download – which is the actual 736 KB Life In Pocket App.

LifeInPocket is the only free GPS aware turn by turn navigation app with voice guidance I’ve found that runs on the Motorola iDEN phones. It actually does a lot more than just navigation including free messaging with other LifeInPocket users, a friend and family locator, address book and text note synchronization, calendar, task manager, weather forecasts and a news reader.

LifeInPocket tries to do too much, in my opinion. It’s a huge app, consuming over a megabyte of precious space on the handset. Navigating the menus is confusing and the LifeInPocket website is worse. Fortunately the core navigation feature works really well, with loud, clear and timely voice prompts. There’s no reason to pay $9.95/month for BoostNavigator or Sprint Navigation when LifeInPocket does the same thing for free.

Type: Freeware

Author: Roadcomm – Product Page, Help

Data Connection Required: Yes

Supported iDEN phones: All Falcon Series with Java (i776, i465, i9, i290, etc.)

Does NOT work on Boost CDMA phones like the Incognito, Juno, Seek or Factor.

File Size: 736 KB

Downloading uses paid data. Downloads are for Java ME phones only.

To download and install click here: DOWNLOAD (jad)

Alternate downloads: jar zip

118 comments on this post.

  1. Nashin says:

    Hi dennis i got a samsung f700v touchscreen it is a 3g but when im downloading the navigation it says incorrect description what must i do?

  2. Ken says:

    I have a boost Motorola Theory, and have tried several ways to download this software, I am using opera to try to d/l it, and when the phone says that it will have to close the app to proceed wth updating the phone, the phone locks up. Anyone have any suggestions for getting this file to My phone?

    • Dennis says:

      I’m not sure this app works at all any more, But It only ever worked on iDEN phones, not CDMA phones like the Theory.

      Boost CDMA non-smartphones block all 3rd party GPS apps to force you to buy Boost Navigator.

    • Ken says:

      is there a way around it, such as downloading it to My pc and the uploading it to the phone…..or is there another gps app that I can use to get the result I wish

      Ken

    • Dennis says:

      Not that I know of, the phone blocks the installation of apps that contain commands to access the GPS. It might be possible to hack the phone to remove the restiction (it could be done on some old Sprint Samsung phones like the A920) but I haven’t heard on anyone doing it to any recent phone.

  3. Courtney says:

    you used to have TeleNav GPS Navigator on boostapps what happened to it, and is it ever coming back?

    • Dennis says:

      Telenav is commercial, it costs $10/month to use. It was never on Boostapps, everything here is free. I think it’s available from Boostmobile.com as Boost Navigator.

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