TouchMyApps » Navigon http://www.touchmyapps.com All Things iPhone and iPad for those who like to Touch. iOS App reviews, News, New Apps, Price Drops and App Gone Free Fri, 17 Oct 2014 21:42:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.7.4 App Update: NAVIGON 2.0 drops MobileNavigator name for US apps, now $20 off http://www.touchmyapps.com/2011/11/17/app-update-navigon-2-0-drops-mobilenavigator-name-for-us-apps-now-20-off/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2011/11/17/app-update-navigon-2-0-drops-mobilenavigator-name-for-us-apps-now-20-off/#comments Thu, 17 Nov 2011 16:36:58 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=60926 NAVIGON, formally known as MobileNavigator in the US (TMA Review), has just been updated to 2.0 and showcases some brand new features. Already considered by many as the top navigation app for the iPhone/iPad (myself included), NAVIGON 2.0 now boasts a “fully refined and even easier to use UI” and more importantly, the ability to … Read more]]>

NAVIGON, formally known as MobileNavigator in the US (TMA Review), has just been updated to 2.0 and showcases some brand new features. Already considered by many as the top navigation app for the iPhone/iPad (myself included), NAVIGON 2.0 now boasts a “fully refined and even easier to use UI” and more importantly, the ability to download only the maps and regions that you actually need (US and North America versions). So instead of having to download/install a 1.8 GB app right off the bat, they weigh in at just 45 mb.

Better yet, the apps are now $20 off, so NAVIGON NA is on sale for $39.99, and the USA and Canada apps are only $29.99. Check out the press release and video demo for more info after the break.

NAVIGON MobileNavigator North America NAVIGON North America, $39.99
NAVIGON MobileNavigator USA NAVIGON USA, $29.99
NAVIGON MobileNavigator Canada NAVIGON Canada, $29.99


Press Releases

The Next Generation of Onboard Navigation Apps: NAVIGON 2.0 for iPhone Lets You Download Maps by State

Map Management Capabilities Prolong Internal Phone Storage, also Includes an Option for Quarterly Map Updates and a New User Interface

Hamburg, Germany, November 17, 2011-NAVIGON GmbH, a leading provider of mobile phone onboard navigation, today launched the second generation of its award-winning iPhone navigation app, NAVIGON 2.0 for iPhone. The new version completely redefines core elements of iPhone navigation, including a new and unique map management function and an in app purchase option for quarterly map updates, both not found in any other onboard navigation app. Also included is a very simple and intuitive user interface. Existing NAVIGON for iPhone users receive the update to the new version at no cost.

“Navigation systems have become more complex over the last years. We’ve added over 30 new features to our app since it first launched, ranging from traffic and parking information to advanced lane guidance, and our challenge with this new version was to not just add new functionalities but take the overall user experience to the next level,” said Gerhard Mayr, NAVIGON vice-president of worldwide mobile phones and new markets. “We completely rethought the way the app interface is structured and as a result, NAVIGON 2.0 is more intuitive and easier to use than ever before. We’re also the first ones to solve the problem of having to save large amounts of map data on the phone to be independent of a data connection. The new version allows users to pick exactly which maps they need on their iPhone, leaving more room for other apps or photos and videos, for example.”

Map Management and Update Capabilities
NAVIGON 2.0 is the first iPhone onboard navigation app that separates the app from the maps, allowing users to choose which map regions to download to their device. Users who, for example, own the USA version can pick the states they want immediately and download additional regions at a later time[1]. This ability prolongs internal phone storage, since users save only the maps they need on their device. Separating the app and maps also simplifies future updates, as users can update the app (about 40MB) without reinstalling the maps multiple times.

NAVIGON 2.0 is also the first iPhone navigation app to offer quarterly map updates. The FreshMaps service uses trusted, field-verified, and quality-controlled map and points of interest updates from NAVTEQ® to ensure the most accurate data possible. Users can keep their maps accurate and reliable by receiving quarterly updates for a one-time fee. FreshMaps also upgrades the USA or regional versions to the full North America map. NAVIGON’s new Latest Map Guarantee provides customers the latest NAVTEQ map available when purchasing NAVIGON 2.0 for iPhone.

New User Interface
The new user interface is much easier to use, allowing to easily switch between different pages with animated menus and new multi-touch user gestures. It is now possible to access the start screen during navigation to enter a new address without having to first stop the current route. In addition, NAVIGON separated the app options into two menus, differentiating between settings and actions. The new Settings menu allows users to easily customize functions and change preferences, for example when to receive speed warnings, while the new Actions menu lets you use functions that are needed while navigating such as points of interest search and social network postings.

NAVIGON 2.0 for iPhone also has a fresh new look that displays the map in the background even when accessing menu pages. Furthermore, it is very easy to rotate and zoom maps in any direction when in 3D mode and tap points of interest on the map to instantly add them to a route.

Pricing and Availability
The NAVIGON 2.0 upgrade is available at no cost for all existing customers. NAVIGON’s North American apps and selected in app purchases are up to $25 off until November 30, 2011. The promotional offerings are below next to the regular prices.

Applications

NAVIGON for iPhone North America: $39.99 instead of $59.99

NAVIGON for iPhone USA: $29.99 instead of $49.99

NAVIGON for iPhone Canada: $29.99 instead of $49.99

NAVIGON for iPhone East, Central or West: $19.99 instead of $29.99

In App Purchases

NAVIGON FreshMaps:
North America: $14.99 instead of $19.99
USA (upgrades to maps of North America): $19.99 instead of $39.99
Canada (upgrades to maps of North America): $19.99 instead of $39.99
MyRegion (upgrades to maps of North America): $24.99 instead of $49.99

Safety Cameras: $4.99
Traffic Live: $19.99

ZAGAT Survey® Ratings and Reviews: $7.99

Panorama View 3D: $9.99

Accessories

NAVIGON Design Car Kit for iPhone: $49.95, available at BringMobi.com

NAVIGON for iPhone is compatible with iPhone 4S, 4, 3GS, 3G iPad 3G and iPad 2 3G. The app also runs on first generation iPhone and iPod Touch, but third party accessories for GPS reception are required for these devices.

For more information, please visit: www.navigon.com.

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Spring Travel Navigation Giveaway from NAVIGON http://www.touchmyapps.com/2011/03/03/spring-travel-navigation-giveaway-from-navigon/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2011/03/03/spring-travel-navigation-giveaway-from-navigon/#comments Thu, 03 Mar 2011 20:05:28 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=48809 Here’s a contest that might interest those of you care to turn their iPhones into a full-blown GPS unit. NAVIGON, makers of the best selling MobileNavigator GPS apps (our review) for the iDevice, is giving away 10 ultimate travel packages that consists of a MobileNavigator app of your choice (any region/country), as well as a brand new iPhone Design Car … Read more]]>

Here’s a contest that might interest those of you care to turn their iPhones into a full-blown GPS unit. NAVIGON, makers of the best selling MobileNavigator GPS apps (our review) for the iDevice, is giving away 10 ultimate travel packages that consists of a MobileNavigator app of your choice (any region/country), as well as a brand new iPhone Design Car Kit (valued at $49.95US). The kit contains a car mount for the iPhone 4, a designer suction pad holder and a car charger.

To enter, all you need to do is:

  1. Follow @NAVIGON_US on Twitter
  2. Include #navigontravel in a tweet

NAVIGON will then announce a winner daily at 5PM EST on Twitter until March 12, 2011. You can check out the complete contest details right here. Good luck!

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NAVIGON MobileNavigator apps all 50% off http://www.touchmyapps.com/2010/08/13/navigon-mobilenavigator-apps-all-50-off/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2010/08/13/navigon-mobilenavigator-apps-all-50-off/#comments Fri, 13 Aug 2010 15:51:53 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=37638 NAVIGON’s MobileNavigator, arguably one of the best GPS apps available for the iPhone, is now celebrating it’s 1 year App Store anniversary (as well as 1 million users) by holding a 50% fire sale. We reviewed MobileNavigator North America a while back and found it a great choice for its many features, POIs, Live traffic … Read more]]>

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NAVIGON’s MobileNavigator, arguably one of the best GPS apps available for the iPhone, is now celebrating it’s 1 year App Store anniversary (as well as 1 million users) by holding a 50% fire sale. We reviewed MobileNavigator North America a while back and found it a great choice for its many features, POIs, Live traffic updates (in-app purchase) and general ease-of-use. The sale includes all their apps that range from an entire region to specific cities. Here are some with maps that cover a more expansive zone:

Compared to the more traditional GPS devices that start at $100, snagging a NAVIGON app for a fraction of the price is a tremendous deal. If you want to browse all the apps on sale, take a look on iTunes here. Don’t procrastinate though if you want one; according to their Website, the 50% off is only good until August 15th.

App Description

☺ Happy birthday MobileNavigator for iPhone and a big “Thank You” to more than one million users! – Celebrate with us and get the app now for a very short time at a really special price! ☺

With the NAVIGON MobileNavigator you can transform your iPhone into a fully functional mobile navigation system that is every bit as good as the multi-award-winning personal navigation devices from NAVIGON in terms of its user-friendliness and features.
Thanks to a faithful adaptation of the menu functions, the NAVIGON MobileNavigator fits in seamlessly with the operating concept of the iPhone. The application includes map material from the market leader NAVTEQ.

“I thought Navigon had the cleanest interface and the best 3D map view” – Walt Mossberg, The Wall Street Journal

“Right now Navigon MobileNavigator is the best choice available” – Macworld

“Navigon is still the best bet” – Gizmodo

“Personally, I prefer Navigon because it works with the phone’s address book.” – CNET

“Navigon is worth the investment … The future of GPS is here.” – MobileCrunch

Features and range of functions:
- iOS 4 support including Multitasking and FastAppSwitch
- Simple, intuitive user interface
- Can be used in portrait and landscape format
- Precise voice announcements
- Intelligent address entry
- Latest available NAVTEQ map data
- Live Weather information (at destination and on route)
- CleverParking (Parking spots around your destination and prior to arriving at the destination are shown)
- Reality View Pro (realistic display of motorway interchanges and exits)
- Lane Assistant Pro
- Real signpost display
- Speed Assistant with adjustable audio-visual warning
- Day and night mode for map display
- Direct access and navigation to contacts saved in the iPhone’s address book
- The latest NAVTEQ map material
- Navigation is automatically resumed after an incoming phone call
- 2D and 3D map displays (bird’s-eye view)
- Quick access to user-defined POIs in the area and along the route
- Take Me Home function with a single click
- Automatic language selection to match the iPhone’s user language
- Route Planning
- Text-to-Speech voice guidance
- Automatic Day/Night adjustment
- Integrated iPod control
- Location sharing via Email
- Enhanced Pedestrian Navigation
- Google Local Search
- Coordinate Input
- SOS/DirectHelp
- Turn-by-Turn RouteList
- NAVIGON Traffic Live in US (In App Purchase)
- Panorama View 3D (In App Purchase)
- NAVIGON MyRoutes
- Connection to Facebook and Twitter

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Navigon’s MobileNavigator – hops the pond to North America http://www.touchmyapps.com/2009/07/24/navigons-mobilenavigator-hops-the-pond-to-north-america/ http://www.touchmyapps.com/2009/07/24/navigons-mobilenavigator-hops-the-pond-to-north-america/#comments Fri, 24 Jul 2009 07:55:45 +0000 http://www.touchmyapps.com/?p=16317 Navigon, a well-known navigation company from Hamburg have augmented North American iPods with the App Store’s first professional GPS system. The app promises to turn your iPhone into a ‘first-rate navigation system’ – a promise that we have heard before. This time however, Navigon’s professional experience and overall polish are swaying the majority of App … Read more]]>
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Navigon, a well-known navigation company from Hamburg have augmented North American iPods with the App Store’s first professional GPS system. The app promises to turn your iPhone into a ‘first-rate navigation system’ – a promise that we have heard before. This time however, Navigon’s professional experience and overall polish are swaying the majority of App Store users. There are a few problems, but as a first release on this side of the Atlantic, a little culture shock is to be expected. MobileNavigator is a whopping 1,29 GB, so it may be time to pair down your music library, saying adieu to Michael Jackson once and for all.

Navigon AG, MobileNavigator North America, 69.99$, 1,29 GB – North American version
MobileNavigator North America

Navigon AG, MobileNavigator Europe, 139.99$, 1,65 GB – European Version
MobileNavigator Europe

There are a couple of good videos showing MobileNavigator in action – check them out after the jump.

Press Literature:

NAVIGON is introducing the first professional navigation solution for the iPhone!
Turn your iPhone into a first-rate navigation system with MobileNavigator. Try the feature for yourself and enjoy the excellent user control and superior design that allow simple and intuitive operating. The application includes the latest map material from the market leader NAVTEQ and can be used without an Internet connection, which is of enormous benefit abroad, for example, as no extra charges are incurred. With MobileNavigator you can turn your iPhone into an equally handy and convenient route guidance system.

Features and range of functions:

  • 2D and 3D map displays
  • Can be used in portrait and landscape format
  • Precise voice announcements
  • Intelligent address entry
  • Reality View Pro (realistic display of motorway interchanges and exits)
  • Lane Assistant Pro
  • Real signpost display
  • Speed Assistant with adjustable audio-visual warning
  • Day and night mode for map display
  • Direct access and navigation to contacts saved in the iPhone’s address book
  • The latest NAVTEQ map material including more than two million (EU version) places of interest (POIs)
  • Navigation is automatically resumed after an incoming phone call
  • Quick access to user-defined POIs in the area and along the route
  • Take Me Home function with a single click
  • Automatic language selection to match the iPhone’s user language

Here we answer your questions:
iPhone FAQ (english)

  • Free Update will be available in July!
  • Additional languages: Portugese, Czech, Polish, Turkish, Croatian, Romanian, Slovakian, Greek and Russian (GUI und Audio)
  • NAVIGON’s route planning function known from the companies PND line that enables users to plan a route with several destinations
  • Safety cameras (not for all countries)
  • Additional map view options (now displays street names in 3D view, optional points of interest (POI) display)
  • Call POI function (call the number of a POI and save it to your contacts)
  • Optimized volume control when using the NAVIGON navigation and the integrated iPod function of the iPhone at the same time

Even more features!
More functions such as TMC and text-to-speech will follow in late summer.

Videos

iPhone Navigon MobileNavigator VS NAVIGON

Navigon iPhone

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