Navigon GPS was my first real GPS, and I am always going to have a soft spot for the company. But Navigon is one of those companies that has been affected hard by the recession. A company that owned multiple killer GPS models had to pull out of the hardware business and focus on the software side of things as it no longer afforded to play with the big boys and lose money in the process. But software was always Navigon’s core competency, so by going back to what works, Navigon has gotten itself out of a tricky situation. And you can tell Navigon can make a killer software by taking a look at its navigation app for iPhone, MobileNavigator.
MobileNavigator is one killer GPS app for iPhone that turns your device into a good old Navigon GPS. If you have used Navigon GPS devices in the past, you probably know about the innovative software that is used on them. Navigon is known for making things so easy for drivers by helping you stay in the right lane and take the right exit. You get to do the same with MobileNavigator.
MobileNavigator comes with the latest maps from NAVTEQ and can be used without an Internet connection, so Navigon has got your back even when you don’t have access to the Internet. I was very impressed with MobileNavigator’s graphics. They are as good as the best I have seen on regular GPS devices. I also found the interface to be surprisingly easy to navigate (unlike good old Navigon GPS models). You can easily enter your address into this system and get on your way. The directions are easy to follow and the voice directions are clean enough to help you get to your destination without too much trouble.
My favorite features are Reality View, Lane Assistant Pro, and Speed Assistant. If you want to get a real-looking view of where you are on the map and choose the right lane or exit, you can’t go wrong with these features. You can also see the signposts on your phone, which is quite useful. And who can forget about Speed Assistant that will help you avoid tickets and is a big plus.
Overall, MobileNavigator is a good example for those who are wondering why the personal navigation device market is in trouble. The app is one of the best I have seen and can get you to your destination fast without you having to worry about carrying a whole new device. Why would you want to buy one of those GPS models when you can just use your phone as one. All in all, if you are looking to transform your iPhone into a killer GPS and save money in the process, MobileNavigator is the way to go
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