The GPS Mission blog reports that their application (GPS Mission) uses Route-Me and made it to the App Store, as the first application using that OSM component. The map looks real nice and behaves just like Google Maps with all the well known zooming and panning available.
What other iPhone applications exist that feel as smooth as Google Maps but use the Open Street Map?"
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"[InfoWorld columnist Dave] Rosenberg is more disturbed by the bandwagon jumpers: the companies, mostly startups, belatedly going open-source in order to "ride a trend," while paying only lip service to the community and its values. Take Aras Corp., a provider of Windows-based product lifecycle management (PLM) software that in January decided to go open-source. Rosenberg depicted the firm in his blog as an opportunistic Johnny-Come-Lately. "I'm not impressed when a company whose software is totally built on Microsoft technologies goes open-source," said Rosenberg, who even suspects that the company is being promoted by Microsoft "as a shill" to burnish Redmond's image in open-source circles.