Navigon 2.0, the navigation software for iOS devices, has been approved by Apple and is not available on the App Store. Navigon had been launched and demonstrated back in September 2011 at IFA (Berlin, Germany) and it features substantial improvements when compared to version 1.0.
For instance, the user interface and the overall look and feel has been improved, and given that Navigon already had one of the best design, let’s say that they should keep competitors at bay for now. I really like that the menus appear as a translucent layer on top of the map, which is almost always in sight. This is really important for me.
Also, maps storage can now be managed in a more efficient way: users get to pick and choose which US state they want on their phone so that they don’t have to pre-load the full 1.6GB of maps that are available. It’s particularly important for those who have (only) 8GB of storage. Maps are also updated quarterly now.
Finally, the update from version 1.x is free – what’s not to like?
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