Navigon 1.5

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by sjdigital, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. sjdigital macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2008
    Location:
    The Caucasus
    #1
    I see over on the Navigon Facebook page that they are launching 1.5 at MacWorld next week. Wonder what will be added
     
  2. aawil macrumors 6502a

    aawil

    Joined:
    May 18, 2008
    #2
    Be interesting to see what they have in store for us next for sure. Where is their facebook page? I remember searching for it on the with no luck.
     
  3. sjdigital thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2008
    Location:
    The Caucasus
  4. Vandam500 macrumors 68000

    Vandam500

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2008
  5. Diode macrumors 68020

    Diode

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2004
    Location:
    Washington DC
    #6
    Just came here wondering when the next update was going to be. Thanks for the link!
     
  6. Julien macrumors G3

    Julien

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2007
    Location:
    Atlanta
    #7
    Wonder if 1.6 will have iPad specific controls/display? I'm in such a conundrum abut whether to get the wi-fi or 3G. :D
     
  7. iphone1105 macrumors 68020

    iphone1105

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2009
    #8
    LOL I can see a tidal wave of 10" iPad sitting on people's dashbaords now, hahahah. Yikes accidents galore
     
  8. newkidonthebloc macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2009
    #9
    I wonder if Navigon would work on iPad since it only has assisted GPS..:confused: .. or does the 3G model have GPS?
     
  9. Julien macrumors G3

    Julien

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2007
    Location:
    Atlanta
    #10
    Only has Assisted GPS?:confused:

    Yes, because Assisted GPS is GPS plus Assisted cell phone triangulation. So Assisted GPS is more than GPS not ("only") less. The iPhone 3G/3GS both have this and so will the iPad 3G,
     
  10. vertigo235 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2009
    #11
    Only the 3G model has GPS, or as you pointed out Assisted GPS, which is BETTER than plain old GPS.

    It's the same thing that's in the 3G and 3GS.

    The wifi model doesn't have any GPS.
     
  11. navguy macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2009
    #12
    here's some pure speculation and hope for ...

    - easier access to route listing from map screen
    - block a segment on route listing
    - direction & distance on Google Search results (and telephone # !!)
    - "On Current Route" for Google Search results
    - use of Navteq Traffic Pattern data

    ... and for all my 3G friends, much improved user experience!! :D:D
     
  12. wilco440 macrumors newbie

    wilco440

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2005
    #13
    Speaking of "assisted" GPS, is there any way that the triangulation part can be turned of. Here in Australia we can buy unlocked iPhones (on 3G), and so I run mine without a plan, and just top up the prepaid whenever its necessary.

    Since I've been playing with Navigon I've noticed that it bites into my prepaid, rapidly. Nothing else would be doing this as I hardly ever use the phone for calls, SMS etc, but as soon as I use GPS (at least with Navigon, with and without being in a TomTom car mount) my prepaid takes a sudden nosedive.....

    Anyone else seen GPS doing the same thing?
     
  13. rotlex macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    May 1, 2003
    Location:
    PA
    #14
    Let's just hope the last feature in the updated feature list does not state:

    "Now, totally unusable on an iPhone 3G" :mad: Seriously, if the performance decreases even further, it's 100% Tomtom for me; at least until I'm eligible for an upgrade this fall.
     
  14. skillz1318 macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2006
    #15
    +1...I have a 3G and Navigon is almost unusable in it's current form.
     
  15. chimpboy74 macrumors 6502a

    chimpboy74

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2007
    Location:
    Scotland
    #16
    Not part of 1.5 but they just announced that UK traffic has gone live for those that bought it as part of EU maps. In App update submitted to apple for the British Isles version.

    wonder if we will get the discount like the EU version got......
     
  16. stockscalper macrumors 6502a

    stockscalper

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2003
    Location:
    Area 51
    #17
    Hoping for a re-routing feature similar to TomTom :)
     
  17. Sebby macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2008
    Location:
    London, UK
  18. iphone1105 macrumors 68020

    iphone1105

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2009
    #19
    - 1

    Navigon on my 3G is tight like a pickle jar. Never an issue, and its quick to boot. All my friends too, thy never have a problem. Quick transitions, text entering etc....I wonder why some experience negatives, maybe its their phones??!??!:confused:
     
  19. hyptest macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2009
    #20
    Do you have traffic turned on?
     
  20. rotlex macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    May 1, 2003
    Location:
    PA
    #21
    I've had 3 3G's ;) due to a number of other issues. None of them ran Navigon up to what I consider acceptable levels. Slow interface, delay in TTS, completely unusable iPod controls. Perhaps your perception of quick\usable is different than others. Everything else on my phone runs as it should, including Tomtom, which runs as well as any built in app. Again, as I've said in other posts, I WANT to like Navigon. The interface and features are great. However, in it's current state, it is not designed, IMO, to be used on a 3G, which is a shame, as I believe the 3GS was not even available when Navigon was first released.

    Considering there are a number of other GPS apps that work just fine, I can only assume the devs used some very, very sloppy code for Navigon. Hopefully this gets improved in the next release. I've also written to them on a few occasions, including posting on their Facebook page, and have yet to ever have a response regarding 3G performance. They seem to be very quick to respond to praise, and even ask for it when they want to ratings in best GPS app polls. (Makes me sorry I ever gave them my money)>
     
  21. Diode macrumors 68020

    Diode

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2004
    Location:
    Washington DC
    #22
    I want more voices - I'm tired of her pronouncing Baltimore as Barrymore.
     
  22. vertigo235 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2009
    #23
    Well, I'm in San Francisco area right now, and I will be on the 9th, maybe I'll go check this thing out!
     
  23. navguy macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2009
    #24
    can i say, i am lovin Navigon's update schedule ... almost monthly!

    Rock on Navigon! :D:D
     
  24. jamespa66 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2007
    Location:
    Kenosha, WI
    #25
    I have a 3GS and have never experienced any of what you are mentioning. Wonder if it has to do with hardware differences in the 3G vs the 3GS.
     

Share This Page