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09-16-2009, 09:51 PM #1
Live Traffic (Finally) Comes to Navigon GPS
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Big news tonight for those of us who have long bemoaned the lack of live traffic updates on our GPS mobile apps.
Our friends at CNET have been all over this breaking announcement:
Navigon AG, the developer of the Navigon MobileNavigator app, announced Wednesday that live traffic capability, called Traffic Live, for its GPS phone application is coming soon. This feature will be available in October for the North American version of the application.
From the initial bare bones app, which didn't offer the ability to access points of interest from inside the app or the now much-loved text-to-speech component, the polished app is arguably now the most practical, well-versed, and functional GPS app for any mobile device.
However, there's a catch. As expected, this upcoming update will not be free, rather it will cost another $25 via an in-app purchase, on top of the current $90 price tag for the app itself.
When the new feature is available, the Navigon GPS app will automatically include the traffic information when calculating a route, and provide onscreen alerts indicating new incidents and congestion along the current route.
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09-16-2009, 09:55 PM #2
This app just keeps getting better, I'm lovin' the recent update and can't wait for this.
09-16-2009, 09:55 PM #3
SweeetttI always feel sorry for the guy in the iPhone commercials. He always gets a call right in the middle of trying to do something
09-16-2009, 10:06 PM #4
maybe i should invest in one of these navigation apps. I just don't know which is the best. Also, navigon used to be like $60 right?
09-16-2009, 10:08 PM #5
I can't wait for this update... i already love navigon and it just keeps getting better and better. If only i had a window dock in my car *sighs*iPhone 4S 64GB White 5.1 UL | i7 Hackintosh 3.5 Ghz 32GB/ 2x128GB SSD, 2x1TB HD, 2x3TB HD, 2TB HD 10.7.3
09-16-2009, 10:09 PM #6
Sweet. Well this cements Navigon has the best navi app
09-16-2009, 10:12 PM #7
Navigon was always the best navigation app for the iPhoneI always feel sorry for the guy in the iPhone commercials. He always gets a call right in the middle of trying to do something
09-16-2009, 10:13 PM #8
^ I agree.
09-16-2009, 10:15 PM #9
Indeed. I tried TomTom and it is HORRIBLE. Navigon is much better.
09-16-2009, 10:15 PM #10
^^ gotta agree. Now with street names too, love it.
09-16-2009, 10:16 PM #11
This is going to rock!
09-16-2009, 10:21 PM #12
Can't wait for new features.. Navigon just keeps getting better and better..
the only bad part is downloading the updates.. ughhh...I always feel sorry for the guy in the iPhone commercials. He always gets a call right in the middle of trying to do something
09-16-2009, 10:22 PM #13
yea, for sure
09-16-2009, 10:42 PM #14
Navigon = Hands up
TomTOm = hands down...
can't wait till this comes out!
09-16-2009, 11:41 PM #15
Navigon has escalated to 'untouchable' status!
09-17-2009, 12:30 AM #16
I bought this app and just love it! I am excited that they are updating this app once again... As for the price to upgrade this will depend on each individual. I really don't want to spend anymore money on the app but really want the update... so looks like I will have to fork out more for the update....
09-17-2009, 12:31 AM #17
I cant wait!
09-17-2009, 01:00 AM #18
Has anyone looked at the 2nd top grossing app is in the AppStore? Yep, it is Navigon and the ratings went up from four stars to four and a half. Nuff said!
I sold my Garmin Nuvi 750 GPS for $150 last weekend and I am not missing it.
Last edited by reddawg; 09-17-2009 at 01:11 AM."When I die, I want to go peacefully in my sleep like my grandfather did...not kicking and screaming like the passengers in his car." -- Unknown
09-17-2009, 01:03 AM #19
Nice. Plenty to buy the app and some left over
09-17-2009, 02:29 AM #20
Live traffic has been available in CoPilot since the last update but you Navigon fanboys made no mention of that.
One day Navigon might catch up with CoPilot - but I doubt itHe who asks a question looks foolish for 5 minutes. He who doesn't ask a question remains foolish forever.