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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

HTML5 and Scout for Your iOS Navigation Needs

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 07:00 AM

http://macdailynews.com/2012/03/27/...+(MacDailyNews)

"'HTML5 might be the future of web apps, but the new mobile standard hasn't gotten much play in the car,' Damon Lavrinc reports for Wired. 'TeleNav's Scout division aims to change that with a new navigation system that offers voice-prompted, turn-by-turn directions through your mobile browser. And even better, it's free.'"

The app is called Scout, and is available now as free download from iTunes. Give it a try, you might be pleasantly surprised like I was.


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

iPad Update for TomTom

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 01:00 AM

http://9to5mac.com/2011/10/21/tomto...mized-for-ipad/

"If you are the type that likes a 10″ display for driving navigation, TomTom just updated its $59.99 iOS turn-by-turn navigation app to be universal and optimized for the iPad. You'll of course want to have a 3G version of the iPad/iPad 2 or be tethered through an iPhone that can share GPS."

Obviously it would be best to have the 3G iPad so you can use it in more places than your neighborhood Starbucks. One interesting note is that TomTom says this is the last update that will function on the iPhone 3G. Wonder what they have up their sleeves?


Thursday, August 12, 2010

Navigon Anniversary Sale in the App Store

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 03:08 PM

http://www.tuaw.com/2010/08/12/navi...-much-anything/

"Has it really been a year since we started reviewing true turn by turn GPS solutions? It's a one year anniversary for Navigon in the App Store, and the company is celebrating the event with a half off sale on almost every nav app and upgrade offered."

Here is the breakdown of the sale going on now until August 15th:

  • MobileNavigator North America (includes maps for Canada & US): US $39.99 instead of $79.99 [affiliate link]
  • MobileNavigator USA: $24.99 instead of $49.99 [affiliate link]
  • MobileNavigator Canada: $29.99 instead of $59.99 [affiliate link]
  • MobileNavigator US MyRegion East [link], Central [link] or West [link]: $14.99 instead of $29.99, additional regions $11.99 instead of $14.99.
  • In-App PurchasesTraffic Live lifetime subscription: $12.99 instead of $24.99
  • Panorama View 3D: $4.99 instead of $9.99

That is quite a price drop, and I think about where apps like this should be priced at, what are your thoughts? Have you used this particular one, and if so, how do you like it? Or are you like me and don't have a GPS app, relying instead on the mapping app for the iPhone? Is this enough of a price drop to entice you to enter the GPS or navigation app marketplace?


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Speaking of TomTom, They Dropped Their Prices!

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 01:00 PM

http://appadvice.com/appnn/2010/05/...-lowest-prices/

"TomTom has placed both of their U.S. iPhone navigation apps on sale for their lowest prices ever, which means you can give your mom the gift of navigation for Mother's Day without breaking the bank. It will also probably be more fun for her to use than that cooking apron you gave her last year for Mother's Day."

TomTom for the U.S. has dropped to $39.95 USD ($20 off the normal price) while the TomTom U.S. Canada version has dropped to $49.99 USD (also a drop of $20 from the normal price). Couple this with the Star Wars voices and they are making it very attractive to own TomTom don't you think?


Monday, May 3, 2010

Destinator 9, Turn-by Turn for New Zealand and Australia

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 07:00 AM

http://www.itwire.com/your-it-news/...h-aus-a-nz-maps

"Intrinsyc has made its Destinator 9 turn-by-turn navigation application available for iPhone with Australia and New Zealand maps, claiming it to be "the most feature rich turn-by-turn application for the iPhone."

It uses NAVTEQ map data and with this version they have added features including integrated iPod controls, Google local search and expanded their places of interest listings. You can also send your location or a point of interest to a friend, and use the address book to fill the locations on a route if you choose. Its available now for $39.95 USD, or $A47.99.


Tuesday, March 16, 2010

TomTom Updated

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch)" @ 11:00 AM

http://www.iphonealley.com/current/...ey+-+Site-wide)

"Today TomTom released another impressive update for its iPhone app, including optional traffic updates (via in-app purchase) plus a slew of new features, such as Google local search, pinch to zoom, automatic day/night mode, and music fading for voice directions."

Quite a few feature updates, such as automatic day/night mode, automatic music fading for turn-by-turn directions, pinch to zoom for details on the map, local area places of interest from Google and you can add to TomTom by importing location from other applications.

The update from Tom Tom is free to existing users, and they have also dropped the price on the app $30.00USD for the U.S. and Canada version. The US version is $59.99 USD and the US/Canada version is $69.99 USD. If you want the optional traffic service via in-app purchase, that will run $19.99 USD per year.


Wednesday, June 24, 2009

AT&T Debuts Turn By Turn Navigation App

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch)" @ 08:00 AM

http://www.appleinsider.com/article..._app_store.html

"AT&T on Tuesday became the latest player to attempt to capitalize on what's sure to become a multi-million dollar market for iPhone-based turn-by-turn GPS driving solutions, launching its AT&T Navigator software on the App Store."

Since the WWDC TomTom announcement this year, I have been waiting for them to make available their iPhone kit. It looks like a slick interface, but now AT&T has come out with their GPS and turn by turn app. Free to download but $9.95 US per month to subscribe to, you will have paid for the upcoming $99.95 US TomTom system in about 10 months if you go the AT&T route (that is if TomTom doesn't change the price they announced at WWDC). This may be preferable based on how the two apps compare, but we won't know that until the TomTom version is released. We do know that the AT&T version doesn't store maps, instead it downloads them as you need them so this could be a problem if you are in an area with no coverage. I believe the TomTom version will come with downloadable maps for various areas. The AT&T version also does not come with the cool charging/car kit adapter, so TomTom is ahead of the game in two areas in my opinion, at least for now.


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