Those of us who have been paying attention know that Apple removed Google Maps from iOS 6, preferring an in-house solution for their native iOS Maps app. That also means that one of the best features of Maps, Google Street View, will soon be gone. What's a Street View fan to do? Well, NAVIGON thinks you should purchase or update to their own navigation app on the iPhone.
The free 2.1 update will include Google Street View as well as NAVIGON Cockpit, among other things. They're also available for reduced purchase until July 16th, so get cracking.
Google Street View helps users see what it looks like at their destination, and in NAVIGON, it's the default view when they get near the final location. Without this feature in iOS 6 app, users will likely love its inclusion in NAVIGON.
Cockpit, available as a $5.99 in-app purchase, displays real time driving data like speed, level, gForce, and an adjustable speed and altitude graph. There's also an off-road screen with a compass and altitude meter for those who like to travel off the beaten path.
NAVIGON 2.1 will also include a way for users to tap on a section of a planned route and block that section out, allowing the app to recalculate around the specified area, great for avoiding parts of town or freeways users don't want to drive through for any number of reasons.
The new update also touts performance enhancements like start up time and map rendering response, including zooming and panning. New retina graphics are also included for the iPad version, including an optimized map manager interface.
For even more Independence Day fun, the North American NAVIGON apps and in-app purchases are on sale until July 16, 2012. Here's a list of the prices and reductions.
The Main Apps on Sale:
In-App Purchases on Sale:
NAVIGON MyRegion: $19.99 instead of $29.99
NAVIGON FreshMaps USA: $14.99 instead of $39.99
NAVIGON FreshMaps North America: $9.99 instead of $19.99
NAVIGON FreshMaps MyRegion: $19.99 instead of $49.99
NAVIGON Cockpit: $3.99 instead of $5.99