Navigon’s at it again. No surprise, really. This time, they’ve been working on Panorama View 3D and MyRoutes. Oh yeah, they also added Twitter and Facebook connectivity. I’m beginning to think the rest of the GPS apps on the App Store are just playing catch up with Navigon.
Panorama View 3D uses NASA height and terrain data to make your maps have depth. Just like map data, it’s stored in the app, so there’s no need for a data connection. I love this feature because it appears to make your map much more like the real world outside. Unfortunately, it won’t be a free update. It will be offered as an in app purchase for $9.99, which isn’t bad. No word on availability, but I’d assume they won’t tease us just to keep us waiting for a long time.
Navigon MyRoutes is determined to give you more intelligent routing options. It analyzes your own driving details and combines those with other variables such as the time of day to make routing smarter. It displays up to three route choices with distances and ETAs for each for you to pick from. One is based on your driving habits, day of the week and time of travel, while the remaining two offer more choices.
I’m not sure that Navigon is attempting to be your dedicated Twitter client, but they have included some pretty cool social features. You can tweet your location, destination and ETA, or even post it to Facebook. And it shouldn’t cause you to go flying off of the road either, since your tweet happens with a single tap (after you set up your account, of course). It’s not a necessary feature, but I love that they’re always adding more stuff.
Oh, and just to sweeten the deal, MobileNavigator is currently available for just $69.99, and the Traffic Live in app purchase is on sale, too, for $19.99. Very exciting. And these are just a couple of reasons why Navigon’s MobileNavigator continues to be the best GPS app available on the App Store, in my opinion at least.