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NAVIGON Offers Adjustable Map Access For iPhone

NAVIGON Offers Adjustable Map Access For iPhone

In the early days of personal navigation devices, it wasn't unheard of for a PND to have preloaded maps of a single region rather than the entire U.S. Today, most PNDs come preloaded with a full map of the U.S.; many offer maps of Canada, Europe, and/or Mexico as well. Although having access to these maps can be useful, it can also be costly. That's why NAVIGON is announcing a customizable version of its iPhone navigation app, MobileNavigator, with regional map access.

The new NAVIGON MyRegion offers a lower cost than the full-blown MobileNavigator by letting you buy just one region (Eastern, Central or Western U.S.). If you need additional regions later on, you can always unlock them using an In App purchase option. (The complete U.S. map is downloaded when you buy the first MyRegion.)

NAVIGON MyRegion also has the new MyRoutes feature that learns from your driving style to provide customized and better route recommendations. MyRoutes also offers up to two alternative routes for you to select based on your preferences.


NAVIGON Launches MyRegion: First iPhone Navigation App in the U.S. with Adjustable Map Access

Regional Map Choices Allow Premium Navigation at a Reduced Price, Map Upgrades Available On the Go

HAMBURG--NAVIGON AG, a world-leading provider of mobile navigation solutions, today announced the launch of NAVIGON MyRegion in the Apple App Store. NAVIGON MyRegion is a customizable version of NAVIGON’S popular iPhone navigation app, MobileNavigator, with regional map access for the Eastern, Central or Western U.S. It is the first iPhone navigation app that lets users upgrade to additional regions within the app and on the go, providing cross country navigation at choice. The total U.S. map is downloaded upon purchase of the first “MyRegion,” which allows activation of additional map regions via a seamless In App Purchase from the application. NAVIGON MyRegion delivers the same premium feature set currently available in the North American version, MobileNavigator, and each version will receive the same updates. Access to the first region is available at an introductory price of $24.99 (normally $29.99) until April 12th with no hidden charges or additional monthly fees. Each regional map can be accessed as an In App Purchase for an introductory $12.99 (normally $14.99). MobileNavigator with map access for all of North America (including Eastern, Central and Western U.S. as well as Canada) is available for $79.99.

“NAVIGON MyRegion gives our customers the power of choice to only access the areas they use, enabling a customized and tailor-made navigation experience at a price built for all budgets,” said Gerhard Mayr, NAVIGON vice-president worldwide mobile phones and new markets. “At the same time we are providing our customers the peace of mind of being able to upgrade to additional regions and cross country navigation later on, independent of additional downloads.”

NAVIGON MyRegion includes all the features and capabilities as MobileNavigator 1.4 plus NAVIGON MyRoutes. This new feature will be added to MobileNavigator North America via an upcoming update to 1.5.0 due this spring. NAVIGON MyRoutes is an industry first feature that learns from the users driving style to provide customized and better route recommendations. The feature also offers up to two alternative routes clearly displayed on a map including ETA, distance and driving time. This lets user choose the route that best serves their individual situation.

NAVIGON MyRegion offers a familiar, yet streamlined user interface that offers intuitive visual feedback and readily accessible connected features, which takes the efficiency of mobile navigation to new heights. It is the most feature rich navigation solution for the iPhone and transforms the Apple phone into a premium navigation device. NAVIGON MyRegion provides turn-by-turn directions independent of a cell or wireless signal, since the full map material is saved on the iPhone. It is the only iPhone navigation solution that includes Google Local Search, Reality View™ Pro, branded in-route POI’s, seamless in app iPod controls, enhanced pedestrian mode, NAVIGON MyRoutes, and Traffic Live in one application. Traffic Live provides crowd sourced real-time traffic information to calculate better routes that avoid congestion and get drivers to their destination faster. The feature is available as an in app one-time purchase at a promotional price of $19.99 until April 12th (normally $24.99).

NAVIGON is dedicated to delivering premium navigation software for multiple mobile phone platforms. The company recently launched MobileNavigator for Windows Phone and announced an application for Android phones.

NAVIGON showcases its navigation solutions for smartphones at CTIA Wireless 2010 in Las Vegas, March 23-25, booth #7050.

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

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I really like the idea of adaptive route planning based on the driver style. It would be very helpful for it to catch on to which stop lights I'm willing to run, and on which side roads I don't mind speeding like hell. Now if it could just alert me to patrolling cops I'd be set.

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This is where I think this market is going anyway. Tomtom and now Navigon are on it, and to tell you the truth with devices like smart phones and cellular connected tablets coming to market as well the point of a stand alone and singular device like a GPS will dwindle fast I thin as there's just no point in them or won't be in the near future other than specialized applications.

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rapid1:

This is where I think this market is going anyway. Tomtom and now Navigon are on it, and to tell you the truth with devices like smart phones and cellular connected tablets coming to market as well the point of a stand alone and singular device like a GPS will dwindle fast I thin as there's just no point in them or won't be in the near future other than specialized applications.

 

Seems like the iPhone is taking over every market. I'm not sure what GPS companies can do about it beside just stopping the hardware side of their business and just program for the iPhone.

 

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I agree Rapid1,

Companies like TomTom and the likes, need to either step up their game or rethink their strategies.

Like maybe focus only on the in-car systems. Even with things like the cellphone watches coming out, I am sure in a few years when the price comes down they too will have GPS navigators on their displays.

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animatortom:

I agree Rapid1,

Companies like TomTom and the likes, need to either step up their game or rethink their strategies.

Like maybe focus only on the in-car systems. Even with things like the cellphone watches coming out, I am sure in a few years when the price comes down they too will have GPS navigators on their displays.

 

If companies like TomTom differentiated their products, they could have a competitive advantage. Focusing on in-car systems is an interesting idea in the way that it is doing something the iPhone can't. Mainly, a bigger screen. A study of the market would need to be done to see what consumers are looking for in a GPS.

 

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