Navigon iPhone App with Augmented Reality

  • Find points of interest immediately
  • Truck/caravan app suggest routes
  • Get snapshot of surrounding traffic conditions

GPS specialist, Navigon, has announced the 1.8 version for it MobileNavigator iPhone app. The update adds a Reality Scanner feature that helps finding points of interest close-by, presenting them in an augmented reality view.

Version 1.8 also includes Truck and Caravan Navigation as an In-App Purchase, a Traffic gauge and a new Navteq map.

New updates include:                                  

  • Reality Scanneris an augmented reality feature for the iOS platform, providing an instant and way of identifying destinations close-by. Users point the iPhone in any direction from where they are and points of interest icons appear directly onto a live camera view, indicating the position of the location. In a couple of taps destinations such as restaurants, bars, hotels, and more are at their fingertips. Reality Scanner provides this information immediately, providing a quick overview of the immediate surroundings.
  • Truck and Caravan Navigationapp is designed for truck and RV drivers. The Truck and Caravan navigation will only suggest routes that are suitable for bigger vehicles. Users can create an individual profile by entering length, height and weight of their vehicle. When calculating a route, the system will automatically leave out roads that are too tight or have bridges that are too low.
  • Traffic Checkis an at-a-glance gauge graphic that appears after route calculation and gives drivers a general snapshot of traffic conditions around them. Powered by Suna Traffic, the traffic gauge pop-up informs with a green, yellow, and red meter and disappears within a few seconds. If more detailed traffic coverage and alternate routes are needed for users who are not already using the built-in TrafficLive feature, a direct link to the In-App Purchase is provided within the graphic. By tapping the "i", the metre will flip directly to the apps extra menu where the In App Purchase can be made.
  • Updated Mapsby map provider Navteq.

MobileNavigator: $59.99

In App Purchases
Truck and Caravan Navigation: $79.99
Traffic Live: $19.99 instead of $29.99
Panorama View 3D: $9.99