NAVIGON launched the second generation of its iPhone navigation app, which “completely redefines core elements of iPhone navigation,” including a new map management function and an in app purchase option for quarterly map updates. As a result, users will be able to choose which map regions to download to their device, thus saving some storage space of their iPhone. Moreover, separating the app and maps also simplifies future updates, as users can update the app (about 40MB) without reinstalling the maps multiple times.
For instance, users who own the USA version can pick the states they want immediately and download additional regions at a later time.
NAVIGON 2.0 is also the first iPhone navigation app to offer quarterly map updates. The FreshMaps service uses map and POI database from NAVTEQ to ensure the most accurate data possible.
In addition, this release of NAVIGON also comes with some UI improvements. It is now possible to access the start screen during navigation to enter a new address without having to first stop the current route. Furthermore, NAVIGON separated the app options into two menus, differentiating between settings and actions.
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.
NAVIGON North America ($39.99 instead of $59.99) [iTunes link]
NAVIGON USA ($29.99 instead of $49.99) [iTunes link]
NAVIGON Canada ($29.99 instead of $49.99) [iTunes link]
NAVIGON East, Central or West ($19.99 instead of $29.99)