announced the fourth free update (version 1.4.0) to its MobileNavigator iPhone
navigation App. The
update now integrates Google
Local Search into the application and offers new functions such as enhanced
pedestrian navigation, an audiobook mode, directions in a turn-by-turn list
format, an Emergency Help function, geographic Coordinate Input, and more.
The latest version of the software uses the iPhone's
connectivity capabilities to enhance the navigation experience with services
such as Traffic Live and Google Local Search. In addition, users now have
access to the most up to date point of interest search results.
Until January 11, 2010, NAVIGON has reduced the price of the
MobileNavigator app from $89.99 to $59.99.
Key Features and
Enhancements of Version 1.4.0:
Route List Provides a detailed list of directions, which update
automatically during navigation; eliminating each maneuvers in real-time.
Mode Drivers can now enjoy even more of their iPod while in-route
music and audiobooks without missing MobileNavigator’s clear
text-to-speech navigation announcements. In music mode the volume is
automatically reduced during the voice announcement. Now while listening
to audiobooks and navigation, playback is automatically paused and rewound
for one second while directions are given, and resumes playing when the
Input Employ longitude and latitude coordinates as a destination as an
alternative to traditional input like an address or POI by name. Email
geographical coordinates for precise location identification.
Help Tapping one of the predefined categories such as Police,
Hospital, Pharmacy or Gas Station provides detailed textual description of
current position sorted by distance. Includes list with the street name,
zip, city, distance to next big intersection, and geographic location.
Emergency Help tells you exactly where you are, so you can tell others how
to get to you.
displayed in map Destinations marked as favorites by the user are now
displayed on the map in a named flag icon.
Screen integration for Traffic Messages Users can browse
Traffic Live messages with the flick of a finger.
as interim destinations One-tap sets contacts as an interim
destination. Using contact groups in the phonebook as interim destinations
is now also possible.
display enhancements If the iPhone GPS signal becomes too weak during
navigation, indicated by a red bar on the top of the display,
MobileNavigator now calculates the approximate position and shows the
estimated position in the map (grey positioning indicator) to provide
better orientation. Active route guidance remains switched off but
continues normal navigation until a valid signal is available.
- 3D map
zooming As they navigate, users can now zoom in on the map section
both in the 2D and 3D display using the iPhone’s intuitive fingertip
Info When the user crosses a country border, pointing out the
country’s most important traffic regulations – such as the maximum
permissible speeds or alcohol limits.