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# 66350 17-Aug-2010 16:05
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Just received this:

A Leading provider of mobile on-board navigation, NAVIGON, has today announced availability of its iPhone mobile navigation app MobileNavigator for New Zealand. NAVIGON’s iPhone app has already transformed more than 1 million iPhones around the world into standalone navigation devices, placing the app in number one billing spots on iTunes Top Grossing, Staff Favorites, Rewind 2009 lists, and in Apple advertising campaigns. Now this award-winning application is available in New Zealand.

Key features for NAVIGON MobileNavigator for iPhone include:

- Turn-by-turn directions using text-to-speech technology that not only pronounces directions but also street names
- Reality View Pro, providing photographic images of complex highway interchanges and exits
- Connected live services  like Google Local Search, live weather information and connection to Facebook and Twitter
- Lane Assistant Pro helps drivers prepare to make an upcoming exit or turn by providing a lane map complete with arrows and actual road geometry.
- Clever Parking, helping drivers to find parking options nearby
- Panorama View 3D, providing impressive 3D views of the environment using NASA elevation data (In App Purchase)
- NAVIGON MyRoutes, taking personalised route recommendations to a new level with intelligent, customised direction planning by analysing individual driving data to design customised directions, offering up to three choices with distance and ETA that are clearly displayed in-map for each
- Speed Assistant with adjustable audio-visual warning
- The app relies on the GPS receiver, independent from a cell or wireless signal, providing directions and recalculations even when no cell phone signal is available

The application can be downloaded via the iTunes App Store now - via the link below - and is priced at $NZD84.99

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  # 368746 17-Aug-2010 16:14
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Hmm... I wish they would\could include some sort of time limited trial for these things. It's a lot of money to throw at an app that may not be that great, or take a gamble that it MIGHT be good at some stage.

Case in point, the other GPS app just released here is Sygic Aura and the couple reviews I've read (2 Aussie, 1 NZ) said the maps were badly out of date.

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  # 368747 17-Aug-2010 16:16
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he only real way to get up-to-date maps is using something like Google Maps... I have Sygic on my Windows Phone, and Motonav on Android. Both have out of dated maps (although Sygic did give free update to the latest version).

The problem is licensing those maps...

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