Navigon GPS To Be In App Store By The End Of This Month

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Tunnelrunner, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. Tunnelrunner macrumors regular

    May 9, 2009

    I'm still not too familiar with Navigon but from everything I've seen so far (UI), it looks really nice.

    To answer another poster's question, my understanding was that due to financial reasons and competition, Navigon left the US *hardware* Market (ie: PNDs) but in return, they went the route of *software* for the iphone - US included (at least I sure hope so). So hopefully, the new software will sell well in the App Store.
  2. aerospace macrumors 6502a

    Jun 26, 2007
    Garmin and tomtom will be in the store this month too, hopefully that will keep the prices reasonable as well as give us options to find our favorite.
  3. Tunnelrunner thread starter macrumors regular

    May 9, 2009
    TomTom yes, but not Garmin. Garmin's already gone on record as stating that their going to focus on their Nuviphone vs. releasing any software on the iphone (IMO, they're going to look back at this decision years from now and regret it) -- unless there was some breaking news I missed in the past 24 hours.

    But G-Map will be in the App Store most likely (the pre-3.0 version is already there).
  4. peterja macrumors regular


    Jan 21, 2008
    From the press release,

    Within this month MobileNavigator will be available in the international AppStore where iPhone users can choose between various options. One option is the LITE Version available for free[, with no active route guidance, but with map material and the possibility to display POIs (points of interest) in the vicinity. Another option is the full version, which navigates users quickly and reliably to their destination.

    Sounds like the will be giving away quite a comprehensive app to push sales.
  5. t0mat0 macrumors 603


    Aug 29, 2006
    Article from DEc 2008 -

  6. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

    Apr 13, 2007
    Why would garmin put their app on the iphone when they have their own phone coming out?

    Makes no sense... But it would make sense to cancel their phone ;)
  7. williamgallas10 macrumors regular

    Jun 1, 2009
    It does make sense to have it in the app store. Its going to be a huge seller and thus lots of money for garmin.
  8. Tunnelrunner thread starter macrumors regular

    May 9, 2009
  9. Macisgr8 macrumors member

    Sep 20, 2008
    Amazon Kindel (or what ever the heck its called) has its own divice yet they released an app and even bought Stanza.
  10. kas23 macrumors 603


    Oct 28, 2007
    My money will to to the smallest file-sized GPS App, regardless of price or quality (since they will all basically do the same thing and I don't need all the bells and whistles).
  11. Tunnelrunner thread starter macrumors regular

    May 9, 2009

    Just got a reply from G-Map.

    Their representative said that the updated 3.0 version of G-Map should launch "within a week hopefully earlier than Navigon."

    For half the USA, the app runs for $24.99. So for a little over $50, you get the entire country. It'll be interesting to see how the other GPS apps will price themselves...either very competitively (in comparison to G-Map) or higher.
  12. williamgallas10 macrumors regular

    Jun 1, 2009
    G-map is completely useless and a waste of money. I have the current version and hardly use. The database is empty. It wont even show me my local post office etc. Its crap.
  13. Tunnelrunner thread starter macrumors regular

    May 9, 2009
    In it's present form, I would agree that G-Map is a bug-ridden mess but hopefully with the update for 3.0, they fixed all of that (Lord knows they've gotten enough e-mail complaints about the bugs).
  14. convergent macrumors 68030


    May 6, 2008
    I would have to completely disagree with you on this one. I have and use G-Map daily and love it. Its not perfect, but is as reliable as our Garmin Nuvi. I have used many different navigation programs over the years... on Windows Mobile and Palm.. and now on iPhone. G-Map is not significantly better or worse than any of the others, and its price is a bargain in my opinion.
  15. bmms8 macrumors 68020

    Dec 19, 2007
    i agree. i love my g-map app. i dont really understand why people hate it so much. version 1.2 was the best thing on 2.0 software. now that we will see true TBT ill see what map app is the best..
  16. NightStorm macrumors 68000

    Jan 26, 2006
    Whitehouse, OH
  17. digbyp macrumors regular

    Jul 10, 2008
  18. NightStorm macrumors 68000

    Jan 26, 2006
    Whitehouse, OH
  19. Ishimaru macrumors 6502a

    Jun 18, 2009
    Los Angeles
  20. fleshman03 macrumors 68000


    May 27, 2008
    Sioux City, IA
    I'm wondering... do we know anything more about the TomTom App/Dock since the keynote?
  21. MacToddB macrumors 6502a


    Aug 21, 2007
    Rochester, NY
    Same reason Google has so many iPhone apps / integration points while simultaneously promoting an entire competing phone ecosystem (Android). The more touchpoints/sales, the merrier, and better them than a competitor.

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