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Navigon Offers Driving Maps A La Carte

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On: Wed, Nov 30, 2011 at 1:36PM | By: Chris Weiss

Navigon Offers Driving Maps A La Carte

Just in time for the busy holiday travel season, Navigon has updated its iPhone/iPad navigation app with a feature that should prove quite popular: a la carte US maps. The update eliminates the need to download a bunch of maps that you don't need and lets you focus only on those that you'll actually put to use.

Navigon's iOS-based app used to entail downloading a full set of US maps that took 1.7 GB of memory captive. Unless you happened to be a trucker or a frequent road-tripper that meant eating up memory with a pile of maps that you'd never use. How often do you travel through all 50 states?

With Navigon 2.0 for iPhone, the navigation app now allows you to download maps state by state, so you can get only the ones you need and save memory for things you'll actually use. Each map takes up between 20 and 30 MB, so by debundling the maps, you'll save all kinds of memory. The simplified map structure also streamlines the process of updating maps.

In addition to the state-by-state maps, the update also offers an improved interface, 3D mode rotating and zooming, and FreshMaps quarterly map updates for a one-time fee.

Prices range from $30 to $60. If you already use MobileNavigator, the 2.0 update is available for free.

The video below shows a more in-depth look at the updates:



Stephy21 | 9:22AM (Thu, Dec 1, 2011)

Great Article.


dwalter | 4:12PM (Thu, Dec 1, 2011)

Quality update. Who wants to store almost 2 GB of maps they'll never need?

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