Navigon has announced the release of its MobileNavigator for the Android platform. The MobileNavigator is one of the first onboard navigation apps for Android from a major navigation company.
MobileNavigator for Android includes the Traffic Live (powered by INRIX) feature without an additional cost. On the iPhone platform this feature costs an additional $20.
The app also includes industry-first feature, called Reality Scanner that identifies points of interest (POIs) by showing them in a live camera view.
Reality Scanner utilizes the phone’s built-in camera, positioning, and compass components together with Navigon’s POI database to project POI icons directly on the camera’s image. Users can point the device and instantly identify POIs in or around a location.
MobileNavigator for Android includes preloaded Navteq maps and therefore is able to provide navigation when a cell signal is not available.
Other features include:
• Reality View Pro
• Traffic Live
• Speed Assistant
• Lane Assistant Pro
• Screen Rotation
• Real Road Sign
• Adjustment between day and night modes
• 2D/3D map view
• Text-to-speech turn-by-turn directions
• Direct access and navigation to contacts in the phone book
• Route planning
• Directly call POIs
• Navigon MyRoutes
• Pedestrian navigation
• Google Local Search-connected instant search of local points of interest
• Advanced visual warning for most red-light and speed cameras
Note: The MobileNavigator for Android app is available now in the Android Market and Google Checkout for $39.99 for two weeks. After that, the price will increase to $59.99.