Navigon Introduces 'MyRegion' U.S. GPS Apps for $24.99

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    Navigon yesterday rolled out a series of three regional U.S. GPS turn-by-turn navigation applications for the iPhone at an introductory price of $24.99 each, significantly cheaper than its more comprehensive MobileNavigator North America currently priced at $79.99. The three regional applications divide the continental United States into three overlapping segments, permitting customers to purchase discounted versions covering their area of the country. Additional regions are available through in-app purchasing currently priced at $12.99.

    - NAVIGON MyRegion U.S. East


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    - NAVIGON MyRegion U.S. Central


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    - NAVIGON MyRegion U.S. West


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    Navigon reports that the introductory prices are valid through April 12th, at which point they will increase to $29.99 for the first MyRegion application and $14.99 for subsequent in-app expansions.

    Article Link: Navigon Introduces 'MyRegion' U.S. GPS Apps for $24.99
     
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    Dangit, great for you Americans but spread the love, Navigon.

    I'd gladly buy it if they offered like Eastern Canada, or hell, even Canada. I am likely not going to the US and I seldom go cross-country.
     
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    Not a bad deal at all.... $25. I'd do that. Especially considering how the upgrades are apparently only $15 each? that's a total of $55 for the whole US......


    EDIT: ok intro prices. $13 each. so $51?!! That's pretty cheap. But I am satisfied with TomTom :) and I got mine for $50 :p

    Even after the price goes up you can buy the whole US for the same $60 as TomTom. This is certainly a better strategy for getting more buyers. If I could re-do my purchase decision I would probably choose the central navigon region for half the price of what I paid. Well... Actually that's what I would have said a few months ago. But now I'm in the Air Force so I will probably need the east and west region eventually... But I think most people will only need a region
     
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    I was wondering if someone would do this... it is a really good option for people that don't travel out of their area very often. Myself... I travel enough, plus I'm on a border state, so I'm still happy with the full version. All in all, though, Navigon is solid.
     
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    There are no border states (that I can find). "Border" states are also included on the other map, too. I.E. Colorado is in both central and west.
     
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    This is a decent deal. I probably would have just purchased all the US regions if it were available at the time. I don't really need all of North America.
     
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    Hmm.... I am thinking about it... but I hear that Tom Tom performs better.... :confused:
     
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    Yes. So Colorado is a Border state for both the central and west. Just because it is in two doesn't change that fact. Haha. Some people like to travel one state to their east and west :)

    Granted, it is still cheaper to buy those two regions

    Yes that's what I've heard. at least on the 3G. I have tomtom and it has been good. Especially with their newest update, it is up to par with navigon on virtually everything, and arguably better in many respects.
     
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    Someone from Colorado would have to buy the Central region to travel to Kansas next door, or buy the West region to travel to Utah next door. So that would be considered a border state.

     
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    I understand this. I still think it's a pretty good system. I live in Michigan and only go west, it seems. I'd be happy to get the central map. That is, of course, if I didn't already spend the $80 on the whole US!
     
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    sounds good.
    Do you guys think I should get the traffic updates too ? $19.99?
     
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    Navigon is $25

    Oh wow.... Nevermind.... the myregion is cheaper???.... does this mean if you buy all three regions right now you can get the whole US for $51 and still get traffic for the entire US for a one time fee of $20?... that's good.
     
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    well, on the left, it says Top In App Purchase.
    1. Traffic Live $19.99
    2. Map Upgrade... $12.99
    3. Map Upgrade... $12.99

    lol maybe traffic live only support the region you purchased..
     
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    Is the rest of the app identical to the full version (ie, POIs, voice, etc)? Because I don't see why anyone would buy the full version at $80 when you could get the whole US by buying the other regions for a total of $51.
     
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    just bought it and tested it. Everything works well, google local serach, POI, voice.
    Bought traffic updates for $19.99 as well.
    ummm the NA one includes Canada.
     
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    The $80 full app includes Canada. For people who don't want Canada this new version is a no-brainer.

    I like the fact that I can buy a smaller app that doesn't waste a lot of space on my iPhone with maps of the rest of the country.
     
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    Ah, good point.
     
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    I have a stupid question.
    After I enter the address, sometimes, it let me pick some routes. How do I preview each of them? I want to look into it and not simply select just based on time and distance.
     
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    I love this purchasing model, but I wish it had the option to buy Canada in-app as well. I'd rather spread it out and buy regions 'as needed' and I might need Canada! Think they'll add it later? Only thing keeping me from buying Central region right now...
     
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    I'm not impressed with their "NAVIGON MyRegion U.S. West" page in the App Store. Perhaps they have a little trouble customizing the app for each region? :rolleyes:
     

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    Why such large files?

    The USA and Canada version is 1.46 GB and each of the regional versions are 1.40 GB.

    I wonder if you are downloading the full USA map but just restricted to a particular region?

    Anyone have any idea?
     
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    I'm pretty sure that's the case. Aren't apps not allowed to download new code? I think they have to include the full app and "In-App Purchases" just unlock the functionality.

    I could be wrong.
     
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    Uggh need more storage space!

    16 GB isn't cutting it anymore. Bring on 64 GB!
     
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    I have dumb question that I could not find on itunes or the companies website. Is this a one time price for the life of the app? Or do I need to renew every year or month? Just wondering if there is a subscription fee.

    Thanks
     
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    When the app first came out what they said was they would continue to update the map for free at least through 2011 guaranteed but after that it depended on the revenue they were getting from new purchases to see if they would update beyond that for free or if they would release a new version. (this was of course before in app purchasing existed, so I doubt they'd need a new version now rather than just an in app map purchase upgrade).

    You get the app and you can keep using it forever just like a standalone, and for at least the next two years you'll get free updates to the map. Navigon, has released a lot of in app stuff though, such as the traffic and the upcoming topography view which will continue to drive sales even after people have purchased the app, so I'm guessing we may get a few more map updates for free out of it. Beyond that, it's not a subscription per se, but I'm sure they'll eventually have an in app purchase option to update to the latest years maps. It would be totally optional though and if your area doesn't change much totally non needed.
     

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