NAVTEQ, the leading global provider of maps, traffic and location data enabling navigation, location-based services and mobile advertising around the world, today announced that its existing status as the preferred map provider for NAVIGON, a leading provider of premium navigation technology, has been extended to India. The NAVTEQ® map of India will be incorporated into NAVIGON’s new MobileNavigator iPhone app for India.
MobileNavigator India, the fully-featured turn-by-turn navigation application for the iPhone is now available in the App Store. As the map is stored on the device, once downloaded, MobileNavigator needs only a GPS satellite signal – there are no monthly fees or hidden data roaming charges. With a one time purchase fee of USD69.99* from the Apple App Store, users can enjoy all the app’s future updates free of charge.
Through the NAVTEQ collaboration, NAVIGON provides a highly detailed digital map, enabling most accurate turn-by-turn directions and premium navigation features. MobileNavigator comes with a host of functionalities including the ability to analyze driver’s habits to provide a customized route recommendation and up to two alternatives clearly displayed in-map with estimated time of arrival (ETA), distance and driving times for each. Other advanced features consist of social network integration, live weather updates, available best parking options, route planning, location sharing, iPod integration and much more.
“The maps driving our MobileNavigator portfolio are accurate and detailed thanks to the renowned quality of NAVTEQ maps. To date, there have been more than 1 million downloads of the MobileNavigator application in App Stores across the globe. Many of the unique navigation features such as connection to social media and Panorama View 3D are industry firsts and are not yet available on any other iPhone navigation app in India.” said Gerhard Mayr, vice president, worldwide mobile phones, Navigon. “NAVIGON is pleased to bring the popular iPhone navigation app now also to users in India, a very fast growing business location.” he continued.
“With the rise of mobile app stores and the rapid advancement in portable GPS technologies, NAVTEQ expects the proliferation of turn-by-turn navigation to accelerate in India,” said Ogi Redzic, vice president, sales and business development, asia pacific, NAVTEQ. “We will continue to work with our customers like NAVIGON to educate consumers on the benefits of navigation. We believe efforts like these will help drive the consumer adoption of navigation in India.”
*Promotional price of USD49.99 applies for the first ten days after the official launch of the app on iTunes and App store.
NAVTEQ is the leading global provider of maps, traffic and location data (digital location content), enabling navigation, location-based services and mobile advertising around the world. NAVTEQ was founded in 1985 and now supplies comprehensive digital location content to power automotive navigation systems, portable and wireless devices, Internet-based mapping applications and government and business solutions. The Chicago-based company is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2010, proudly supported by approximately 5,100 employees located in 212 offices in 48 countries.
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NAVIGON AG is a world-leading provider of premium navigation technology. NAVIGON delivers software on mobile phone platforms and for the automotive industry as well as branded personal navigation devices. The company has partnerships with leading consumer electronics companies and stands for high quality products, innovation and elegant design. Founded in 1991, NAVIGON is present in Asia, Australia, Europe, Middle East, North America and South Africa. – NAVIGON. And the world is yours.