updated 04:05 pm EDT, Thu September 10, 2009
NAVIGON has launched a second, free update for the North American version of MobileNavigator for the iPhone. The app turns an iPhone into a GPS unit, with maps for the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. It works in both portrait and landscape modes, and has features such as intelligent address entry, signpost display and lane assist. It also displays warnings when exceeding speed limits.
The new update features text-to-speech voice guidance, as on a dedicated unit. It also adds automatic day/night adjustment, e-mail-based location sharing, and integrated iPod features for playing music within the app itself. MobileNavigator is $90 from the App Store, and requires iPhone 3.0 firmware or better. After the initial purchase, no subscriptions or additional fees are charged. Similar modifications have been made to the European and Australian versions of the app.