Anyone try the Navigon traffic in app purchase yet?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by tboooe, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. tboooe macrumors regular

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    Has anyone purchased the live traffic feature yet? Thoughts on the traffic accuracy and re-routing?
     
  2. Daremo macrumors 68000

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    I plan on buying it. I'm still downloading the update. It's going very slow for some reason.
     
  3. tboooe thread starter macrumors regular

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    Very slow for me too!!! Must be everyone downloading this update!
     
  4. vertigo235 macrumors 6502

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    I'm downloading as well, will purchase traffic as soon as I can.
     
  5. ksmith80209 macrumors 6502a

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    Got the traffic add-on.

    I haven't tried it on the road yet, but it looks pretty cool. You can set it to "consider traffic" when routing either automatically or on-demand. It also gives a little traffic icon in the upper-left of the nav screen to show all the traffic issues/details near your location.
     
  6. aluren macrumors 65816

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    Just got it. Will try it out on my drive home today. So far the list of traffic notifications seems accurate.
     
  7. vertigo235 macrumors 6502

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    Updating my phone now, I'll give it a whirl in a bit.
     
  8. Angelo921 macrumors 6502

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    isnt Google going to come out with their own free turn by turn voice GPS directions with traffic soon?
     
  9. javaGuru macrumors 6502a

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    I currently have the tomtom app and love it but I have heard nothing but good things about Navigon so I really want to give it a try. Is there a monthly fee to receive the traffic updates?
     
  10. sfditty macrumors regular

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    I'm curious to see what specifically the other significant (sounding) addition is.

    From the App Dtore:
    "Extended map area search after destination input"

    From the Navigon Facebook page:
    "the new update also offers an additional extended destination search"

    I wonder if this is integrated internet search similar to the built-in Google-based Maps app, or if it's an extended POI database, or something else.
     
  11. vertigo235 macrumors 6502

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    Nope it's a one time fee, on sale right now for $20, and it will be $25 when the sale period is over.
     
  12. vertigo235 macrumors 6502

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    When you pull up the destination, you can tap on it and it will give a full screen view so you can zoom in and out, you can then tweak the push pin by dragging it around for a more refined destination.
     
  13. sfditty macrumors regular

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    I have both. Overall, I prefer Navigon, but not by a wide margin. Both have their strengths and weaknesses.
     
  14. sfditty macrumors regular

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    Ah, thanks. I might have missed that.
     
  15. acousticbiker macrumors 6502

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    Multiple users

    My wife and I both have Navigon on our iPhones through my iTunes account. Does anyone know whether we'll both separately have to make the in-app purchase or whether after one of us buys it that the other will somehow have it?
     
  16. spyker3292 macrumors 65816

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    There should be a "restore purchases" button in Navigon that will download traffic on your wife's phone after you've purchased it. But I haven't tried it yet... That's just how ALL other in-app purchases work.


    I bought traffic on my phone, and I'm installing 1.3 on the other iPhone in the house. I'll get back to you in a minute.
     
  17. stockcerts macrumors 65816

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    I just downloaded the update and the Live Traffic feature. Now I'm off to take it for a test spin. :)
     
  18. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    I'm curious to know how it is. Please post when you return :)
     
  19. aberg83 macrumors newbie

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    Looks like Live Traffic is only working in the US now. I am in Guelph, Ontario and the closest traffic updates that I see are in NY (Buffalo area - 130km away) and MI (Detroit area - 300km away). Hopefully Canada is active soon, since this looks like a great add-on!
     
  20. spyker3292 macrumors 65816

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    Got it, I was scared for a second.

    There isn't a "restore purchases" button, but if you try to by traffic again on the second phone it will say "tap OK to download it again for free" after you enter your password.
     
  21. Kashchei macrumors 65816

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    I second that request. Also, on a somewhat more basic level, could someone point me in the direction of the new live traffic app? I've looked at the Navigon apps and I see nothing that looks like this (either named something similar or priced at $20).
     
  22. aberg83 macrumors newbie

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    It's not on the app store, but rather an in-app purchase within Navigon. Go to "More" then "Extras" and you should see it available for $19.99.
     
  23. Kashchei macrumors 65816

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    Thank you so much for your help! I was going nuts looking through the app store wondering how I could be missing something so obvious!
     
  24. stockcerts macrumors 65816

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    I took it for a spin, but there was no traffic, damn!
     
  25. studio¹³¹ macrumors 6502

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    crash your car and see if it shows up...
     

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