Navigon 2.0 for the iPhone Launches

Navigon 2.0 has been released for the iPhone. The new version brings a number of new features which includes the ability to download maps by State as well as a clearer menu system.

The update is available free of charge to current Navigon users and is available by checking for updates on the iPhone. As well as bringing the new State maps to the system to prevent wasting storage space, users can also now pay a fee to get quarterly map updates to keep maps as accurate as possible.

“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.”

The team behind is has also separated the maps from the app which essentially means that when you update the app moving forwards, you don’t have to redownload the whole lot. Instead, you download about a 40MB update leaving the maps on the device and untouched.

For those wanting to update maps, the up-datable maps are provided by NAVTEQ and contain field-tested data.

The new user interface now changes what you see in the menus based on where you are in the app. If you are currently driving then options are cut out. You can also make adjustments to your route while a current route is set.

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 varies based on country and are as follows:


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


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