Way back in September of 2009 MotionX GPS Drive landed on the iOS and took the navigation software world by storm. In the subsequent year and a half since then, the product has grown from a fledgling app into one of the strongest GPS titles in the App Store. In another show of how far the tool has came, it managed to earn a four and a half star rating earlier this year in its official 148Apps review. This doesn’t mean that the updates are over though, in fact, that was only the beginning.
We received word from the development team over at MotionX that a new update just hit, adding in the heavily requested street level traffic monitoring. They shined a bit more light on the upgrade, stating:
MotionX-GPS Drive delivers an unparalleled door-to-door navigation solution for those who want to avoid traffic congestion and reduce driving times. The live traffic overlays cover expressways and major arterials serving all the major markets in the U.S. The traffic options are included as part of the core application, so there are no additional fees for traffic data.
Just in case you missed that last line, this new and extremely useful feature will come at no cost to the consumer. In a market where GPS customers have to pay fees for everything new that comes along, it is nice to see that someone is willing to actually give something away. Hopefully other iOS GPS providers are taking notes, because with MotionX’s eight million customers, they could very well end up out of business. Plus, with the app on sale as part of the Verizon iPhone 4 launch, you would be crazy not to pick it up. Trust us, you won’t regret it.