Navigon has released a major update to its line of navigation apps for iOS devices adding a redesigned user interface and new map management capabilities. The Navigon 2.0 apps, available in several region-specific versions now provide a refined and more intuitive user interface, reducing complexity and making the application easier to use, especially while on the go. Users can now easily switch between different pages with animated menus and multi-touch gestures, rotate and zoom maps in any direction when in 3D mode and tap points of interest on the map to instantly add them to a route.
Navigon 2.0 also adds a new MyMaps function allowing users to manage which maps are loaded onto their device for more efficient use of on-device storage. For example, users who own the North America version can select specific U.S. states and Canadian provinces they want stored on their device with the ability to download additional regions at a later time as needed. This also reduces the size of the Navigon download and app installation package as maps for selected regions are downloaded over the air after installation using a Wi-Fi connection. In conjunction with MyMaps, users can also subscribe to a new FreshMaps feature for a one-time fee that delivers quarterly map updates with the latest verified navigation data and points of interest. Navigon 2.0 is a universal app requiring iOS 4.3 or later and available from the App Store in several versions for specific regions: Navigon North America ($40), Navigon USA ($30) and Navigon Europe ($75) as well as numerous other regional editions.