Navigon Traffic Update?

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  1. Mac In School macrumors 65816

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    I read on TUAW last week that Navigon was going to release a paid update that would offer real-time traffic. Anyone know the details of when it's coming?

    I ask because the article also mentioned an introductory sales price, that I don't want to miss.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Motorheadbanger macrumors member

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    Mid October
     
  3. ItsAllLuck macrumors newbie

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    is this the one ATT offers for an additional $10 a month?
     
  4. vertigo235 macrumors 6502

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    No it's for the NAVIGON app, will be $25 one time fee.
     
  5. Vandam500 macrumors 68000

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    And for the first two weeks it will be $19.99
     
  6. vertigo235 macrumors 6502

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    Indeed it will, and I will purchase as soon as it is available, just like I did with the NAVIGON app it self.
     
  7. diesel macrumors 6502a

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    Anyone have any first hand experience with navigon's live traffic updates from their stand alone units? Basically, are they pretty timely and accurate?
     
  8. vertigo235 macrumors 6502

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    I think this LIVE service on the iPhone isn't anything like what is available on the standalone units, it sounds much more comprehensive.

    I think the stand alone units only use TMC which is broadcast over FM.
     
  9. Mac In School thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Awesome. I'll keep my eyes open. Thanks.
     
  10. curly14 macrumors regular

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    Any ideal how this app will work in conjunction with the gps app will they be all in one or two separate apps ?:confused:
     
  11. vertigo235 macrumors 6502

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    All in one, it's going to be an in-app purchase.
     
  12. lylemo macrumors member

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    How will I get the upgrade?

    I have just installed Navigon. Since I don't find any desktop representation (manager?) in my Mac Applications folder, and I don't see anything in my iPhone app concerning updates, how will I know when Live is available, or any other updates/upgrades, for that matter? I guess I'm used to programs that have a Help section with an update selection.
     
  13. aluren macrumors 65816

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    Just go back to iTunes and find Navigon when the update is out. It'll be in there.
     
  14. lylemo macrumors member

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    aluren,
    Thank you. Am I supposed to check iTunes>Navigon periodically, or is there some way I can be notified when Live or other updates, etc. might be available?
     
  15. mackmgg macrumors 65816

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    On the iPhone, a # will appear in a red circle around App Store. On iTunes, a # will appear next to the word Applications. When you see that, it means there is an update to one of your apps, and it may be Navigon
     
  16. lylemo macrumors member

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    mackmgg,
    Thank you...that answers my question...or, more accurately, I had forgotten about # signals. My oversight...appreciate your input.
     
  17. bozzykid macrumors 68020

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    Just note that you probably don't want to try to download a Navigon app update on the iPhone itself. It is usually much safer to use iTunes for such a large download.
     
  18. dmk1974 macrumors 68000

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    Any word on when the trafffic module for Navigon will be available?
     
  19. DotComCTO macrumors 6502

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    On Navigon's Facebook page they say it will be submitted to Apple shortly. Sounds like a mid-October submission and a late-October availability.

    --DotComCTO
     
  20. chimpboy74 macrumors 6502a

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    They just updated facebook to say it's submitted for eu and gb. Full uk postcode as well
     
  21. prominence macrumors regular

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    Per Twitter update from Navigon, looks like EU has been submitted to App Store and North America to follow shortly. So yes.... look for late October, early November at the latest. I will be estatic to have this traffi feature when I drive from Columbus, OH to Chicago, IL for Thanksgiving!
     
  22. PhantomZone macrumors 6502

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    Aye...full UK postcodes as an in app purchase!!! :eek:

    They've clearly lost the plot with that one rofl....
     
  23. chimpboy74 macrumors 6502a

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    Agreed.
    I think they have dropped the ball with uk postcode as a purchase. It really should have been there from start.

    Fine pay for traffic. I agree with that but not full postcode.
     
  24. DotComCTO macrumors 6502

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    I don't think you're paying for this update. I think the update will include application updates PLUS the ability to purchase traffic in-app. I could be wrong about that, but that's the sense I got when I read about this release.

    --DotComCTO
     
  25. chimpboy74 macrumors 6502a

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    The facebook entry says full uk postcode as In app purchase.

    " the updated version 1.3.0 will also include a new uk postcode navigation feature as an in app purchase"

    I guess navigon will update tomorrow and we will know full story.
     

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