IFA 2011 News - Navigon Smartphone Navigation Apps : Navigon has launched the next generation of its award-winning Smartphone navigation apps for Android and iPhone handsets. The new Smartphone Navigation Apps from Navigon will be available this fall. The new navigation apps redefine core elements of smartphone navigation, including an industry first approach to map management and updates, an even more effortless and intuitive user interface, and new features not found in any other smartphone navigation app. Current Android and iPhone smartphone users are eligible for free upgrades to the new versions. In addition, Navigon is making its successful Smartphone navigation apps available for Windows Phone 7 later this year.
Smartphone Navigation Apps
Navigon has added new features to their smartphone navigation apps, offering to most feature-rich smartphone GPS apps available,” said Gerhard Mayr, Navigon. “For our new generation of smartphone navigation apps, we went back to the drawing board to see how we could elevate smartphone navigation to the next level. Feedback from our users suggests that a better way to manage and update maps and a more intuitive user interface are top priorities.”
iPhone & Android smartphone navigation apps
Navigon’s navigation apps for Android smartphones and the Apple iPhone include the following new features; Navigon My-Maps function allows users to pick which map regions to download to their device - requires a WI-FI connection - Users who own the US version can select the states they want and download additional regions at a later time. This ability prolongs memory; since users store only the GPS maps they need on their smartphone. In addition, Navigon Fresh Maps offers quarterly map updates. The new Navigon map update service uses trusted, field-verified, and quality-controlled map and points of interest updates from NAVTEQ to ensure the most accurate maps possible. Users can keep their maps accurate and reliable by receiving quarterly map updates for a one-time fee for the lifetime of the product.
Navigon Smartphone navigation apps
Smartphone navigation has become more complex over the past years, so Navigon redesigned its user interface to provide a better overview and making smartphone navigation easier to use. Each smartphone app from Navigon is customized for its operating system to provide the best possible experience on each mobile platform. The next generation of Navigon’s iPhone app allows users to easily switch between different pages with animated menus and new multi-touch user gestures. In addition, it’s 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.
Navigon Navigation App features
Navigon’s next generation of smartphone apps also includes new features not found in other navigation apps. The new Android navigation app features Zagat’s ratings and reviews as an in-app purchase, turning Android smartphones into detailed travel guides and a cockpit function that displays real-time driving data, allowing enthusiasts to monitor driving behaviors. The Navigon Smartphone Navigation Apps will also be available for Windows Phone 7 users soon.