Navigon GPS LITE version North America available in App Store

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  1. Tunnelrunner macrumors regular

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    Navigon MobileNavigator for North America - LITE version- is now available in the App Store for free.

    I haven't tried it but it sounds like you get all the maps and nice feautures -- just no active GPS guidance.

    Hopefully this is a sign that the full version of Navigon will be available soon.
     
  2. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

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    Hopefully this means the full version will be out shortly!
     
  3. braddick macrumors 68040

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    I'm downloading this right now as I type this. I won't load it to my iPhone, for now, until I truly understand what it provides and what it does not.

    The European version has received some terrible reviews.
     
  4. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

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    Its rated 4 stars on the Europe side. Every app on the store gets some reviews from people that dont like it.
     
  5. Phil Lee macrumors 6502

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    The British Lite version is in the app store now too.
     
  6. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

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    I really wish they would release the full version first, not the lite... it doesnt do anything maps doesnt do.
     
  7. avaloncourt macrumors 65816

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    I guess they're feeling the pressure from all of the other GPS application makers and are giving iPhone users a way to play with the interface for free.

    I'm downloading the Lite version now to play around with it. It's a pretty hefty download at 1.29GB. I still have another 15 minutes to go.
     
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  12. sleeks macrumors member

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    While I would love to see that come to fruition, I'm not holding my breath. The tapcritic video has been out since April.
     
  13. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

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    True... hopefully it does though.
     
  14. braddick macrumors 68040

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    I wasn't disparaging the app, but at $139.00 I'd like to read a few less one star reviews.

    What functionality does the lite version offer and is it really just a teaser for the paid version.
     
  15. avaloncourt macrumors 65816

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    After playing with it I see it's missing some of the software features of the hardware GPS units. One that's a nice feature for a navigational GPS is the help feature which shows you the address of where you are and the closest hospitals, police, pharmacies, service, etc.

    I tried a few addresses and in the simulation mode I found it amusing that it drove faster than the speed limits for the roads it used. It's consistent about it too. If I leave and go back into the route fresh the simulator always drives faster than posted speed limits and you get the warning repeatedly. It also failed to follow its own designated route several times requiring recalculations.

    The display doesn't allow for gesture zoom and pan. Touching the display while on a route changes it from 3D to 2D view. It appears that you can only change the view zoom in 2D. The 3D view is a bit cluttered and I'd prefer to be able to zoom in a bit farther to reduce the amount of POI icons on the screen.

    It does use the iPhone contacts list from the phone. I thought it had been previously reported that it didn't.
     
  16. DenniZ macrumors 6502a

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    The contacts wouldn't work for UK postcodes, it didn't like our formats, also the zoom is automatic.
     
  17. Macjames macrumors 6502a

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    I've been playing around with the simulations the lite version provides, its impressive but the maps are a little old. The voice is loud and clear on the 3GS.
     
  18. pmbooks macrumors regular

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    THis update WAS released last weekend.
     
  19. sleeks macrumors member

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    Nope. The update basically enabled voice with the old 1.2 version. (got rid of the game, etc).

    The linked video is not currently what is available. Watch it again.
     
  20. avaloncourt macrumors 65816

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    I did find a repeatable bug in the Lite version and I'm wondering if it will exist in the real version. The simulator set a route and then began following it. It was seemingly doing fine and then decided it was off course and recalculated. The recalculation gave a really convoluted route. I tried this on several address locations and it did it several times. I don't know if this is a quirk in the simulator engine or if there's some kind of flaw in its routing which makes it think its off course.
     
  21. vertigo235 macrumors 6502

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    That is kind of weird, I can only assume they are attempting to show that it will re-route if you go off course.
     
  22. abijnk macrumors 68040

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    I'm downloading this to see how I like the interface. It would be nice if other GPS apps come out with lite versions (no matter how useless) just so we can play with the interface. Considering that these apps are a pricey investment I'd like to know what I'm getting in to ahead of time.
     
  23. vertigo235 macrumors 6502

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    Just played with it and I really like it. I think I will probably pull the trigger on this if TomTom doesn't give us at least some more info soon.

    Navigon also says on it's website that TTS is comming. This is something tomtom said would nit be included on it's app.
     
  24. rburly macrumors 6502a

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    I bought G-Map early on, possibly on sale, but the functionality looks better than I had expected. Didn't know it had voice commands (and a nice voice too!).

    I have to take a trip tomorrow and will forgo my TomTom GPS to see how this compares. I've had it, just never used it. Thanks to those who've posted the YouTube links. It does more and is much better than I knew. Glad I bought it!
     
  25. DenniZ macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, also tomtom doesn't have the lane guidance navigon has. I personally prefer navigon as the interface is cleaner compared to sygics one.
     

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