If Google Maps doesn’t cut it, Navigon today said they will point you in the right direction with their MobileNavigator for Android OS devices. The company says it’s the first on-board navigation app from a major navigation company for Android. And they may be right. Just last week we found that the Garmin-Asus hardware relationship had been on the chopping block, they provided an Android navigation experience, but the software on those devices were not available to all Android devices. Now Garmin is saying they will make an app for the Android platform, but exclusive to Asus phones. That doesn’t help the rest of the Android world, so Navigon has stepped up.
With Navigon’s MobileNavigator you get access to US Navteq maps, something called a Reality Scanner that uses your camera to identify points of interest, Traffic Live at no extra cost, and what I like best: NAVIGON Red Light Cameras feature that gives you an advanced visual warning for most red light and speed cameras.
Other features and capabilities include:
MobileNavigator will sell for $60 on the Android Market and Google Checkout, you can also get a two-week trial for $40. Full press release to follow.
NAVIGON AG is a world-leading provider of premium navigation technology. NAVIGON delivers software on mobile phone platforms and for the automotive industry as well as branded personal navigation devices. The company has partnerships with leading consumer electronics companies and stands for high quality products, innovation and elegant design. Founded in 1991, NAVIGON is present in Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South Africa. — NAVIGON. And the world is yours.