Navigon 1.4 Drops, Adds Google Local Search, Faster Start-Up, $59.99 Price Tag

Navigon AG today released an update to it’s incredibly successful turn-by-turn GPS navigation app, MobileNavigator [App Store, $59.99]. Version 1.4 brings a large number of improvements, including quicker start-up times and the ability to search for destinations using Google Local Search. Other improvements include a turn-by-turn route list, access to contact groups, and the ability to zoom in and out while navigating.

In addition to the improvements, Navigon has also announced that MobileNavigator will be $59.99 until January 11th. You can check out the full list of changes after the break or on the MobileNavigator page in iTunes.

  • Enhanced Pedestrian Navigation
  • Google Local Search
  • Coordinate Input
  • SOS/DirectHelp
  • Turn-by-Turn RouteList
  • Manual zooming in 2D and 3D while navigation
  • Favorites are being displayed in the map
  • Country Info when crossing borders
  • Switch between “Music” and “Audiobook” mode for iPod playback
  • Phonebook contacts can be selected as interim destinations
  • Using contact groups in the phonebook is now possible
  • Faster start up time
  • Traffic messages can be easily browsed by sliding the screens

View the comments on the forum…