Navigon is one of the most popular choices out there. The app isn’t exactly cheap to purchase at $27.95, but it is more appealing to many than one that has a monthly fee. If you are using Navigon already, the company has announced that it has upgraded the app to version 4.0.
TeleNav has been working hard to bring the most wanted and requested features to the popular navigation tool and this update will do just that. First available for WiMAX devices it will soon follow to other carriers and options as TeleNav comes pre-loaded with many popular smartphones available today. See below for a list of all the newly announced features and more.
app that OnStar offers for Android smartphones before. The app called RemoteLink has been updated to support a new navigation feature that some drivers will find very appealing. The app allows the user to search for a destination on the smartphone and then send it directly to the vehicle.
new mobile navigation app for Android users that offers voice-guided navigation for free. The app has international functionality, error-reporting, and uses open-source mapping. The app is on the Android Market right now and can be downloaded free.
Included in this update: Address Click: Address selection from any app that supports an address export, launches NAVIGON MobileNavigator and instantly provides turn-by-turn directions. Users don’t have to fumble with addresses while on the go, and can begin MobileNavigator with the hit of a button. Contacts as Interim Destinations: Contacts directly added to an existing route as an interim destination. Reality Scanner Switch: The feature can now be swapped to automatic and into permanent-off mode in the settings. GSM Map Download: Download maps via GSM not just Wi-Fi. Please note: Due the fact that additional costs can occur for GSM downloads, NAVIGON recommends to use Wi-Fi whenever possible. General Performance Enhancements Includes - Improved US Address recognition from Contacts. The promotion price of $39.99 is $20 off retail of $59.99, and like all great deals it will not last. The promotion has already started and will end on January 6th, 2011. [Via IntoMobile]
both being praised for their useful functionality. WalkyTalky basically hooks into Google Maps navigation engine, but gives directions in spoken rather than just on-screen instructions. It also reads out the street names you should be passing, so as to help users keep track of where they're walking. Intersection Explorer, meanwhile, allows users to preview their journey in a Street View style UI, complete with audio prompts as to which roads are being passed. While that might not sound like much, it allows partially-sighted users to rehearse routes and thus feel more comfortable on their journey. Both apps are free downloads. We quite like the idea of using WalkyTalky with headphones for more comprehensive audio-only navigation; there are plenty of times when whipping out your expensive Android smartphone doesn't seem like a great idea. [via TechCrunch]