updated 08:44 am EDT, Tue July 3, 2012
Navigon adds Google Street View to iOS navigation app
Navigon has updated its iOS navigation app to version 2.1 ($30, iTunes) adding Google Street View, which will be dropped from Apples Maps app in its forthcoming iOS 6 release. To celebrate the update, the Navigon app can be had for savings as much as $20 of its normal $50 price depending on the version chosen. In-app purchases including FreshMaps USA can be had for as low as $15, a saving of $25 off the normal asking price.
The addition of Google Street View allows users to navigate to a destination and then load the street view within the app, so that users can find an address or location much more easily when they have arrived at the approximate destination. The street view offers users the full 360-degree view.
Navigon has also added a new manual route blocking function to the app. By blocking out certain sections of a route by simply tapping on that part of a generated route, the app will know to quickly search for an alternative route. It can be accessed from the route-planning mode and during navigation for easy route changes on the fly.
The company has added a new Cockpit function as an in-app purchase, currently on special for $4 (normally $7). The displayed information includes a vehicles g-force (current and maximum value), speed, horizontal and vertical position, as well as an adjustable speed and altitude graph. The information can be used to give a driver a snapshot of their driving habits, while off-road users will also benefit from a dedicated off-road screen with compass and altitude information. [via Engadget]