NAVIGON launched the Android version of its MobileNavigator app today. The popular navigation app for iOS includes free Traffic Live and the new Reality Scanner, an augmented reality feature that identifies points of interest using your camera. Other features include:
- on-device maps for usage when you do not have cellular signal
- RealityView Pro- 3D views of roads, road signs, and exits
- NAVIGON MyRoutes- uses your driving habits, location information, and time of day to calculate different routes to your destination
- NAVIGON Red Lights Camera- provides an advanced warning of red lights and known speed cameras
- Lane Assistant Pro- provides arrows and lane geometry to make exiting and turning easier
- Speed Assistant- audible alarms that alerts drivers of their speed
- text-to-speech navigation
- Day & Night mode
- 2D/3D maps that can be used in portrait or landscape view
- Direct access to the contact information stored in the phone’s address book
- integrated Google Local search
- NAVTEQ Maps
NAVIGON MobileNavigator includes maps of the US and is available now in the Android Market. The application is compatible with a wide range of Android handsets including those with Android 1.5 or higher, a minimum display resolution of 320×240, 30MB of available RAM, and 1.5GB of storage for map and application data.
NAVIGON is pricier than its competitor CoPilot Live, which recently a launched a scaled-down version Android version for $4.99. NAVIGON’s MobileNavigator will debut for a two-week introductory price of $39.99 and this price will jump up to $59.99 when the promotion ends. Though the Traffic Live service is bundled into this price, it still much more expensive than CoPilot Live which offers one year of traffic for $9.99. If anyone snags a copy of MobileNavigator, hit us up in the comments and let us know if it is worth this premium price. The press release with all the details is on page two.