By Patrick Avenell

SYDNEY, NSW: Navigon has this morning issued an update on its iPhone navigation application, whilst also cut more than 30 per cent of the price of the app.

New features of the app, which is now RRP $69, down from $99, include Google local search functionality, enhanced pedestrian mode, and geographical coordinate compatibility. Utilising this last feature, iPhone users are able to email their coordinates to other iPhone users.

“With Navigon’s Turn-by-Turn Route List, each step of the route is clearly listed during the journey,”
 said a spokesperson.

“As soon as a manoeuvre has been completed the list is automatically updated. Another feature allows the driver to listen to music or audio books without missing any navigational announcements.

“In music mode the volume of the music is automatically lowered during the voice announcement, while in audio book mode playback is automatically paused and then continued afterwards.

“If the GPS signal becomes too weak during navigation, this is indicated by a red bar on the display. MobileNavigator calculates the approximate position and continues the normal navigation as soon as the signal is strong enough again.”

The new RRP, which is just over 30 per cent cheaper than at launch, is scheduled to run until 11 January, at which point it is expected to revert to the original price.