Monday, August 15, 2011

GPS: Navigon MobileNavigator Premium CoPilot Live

The market for navigation software is a lucrative niche in the App Store. The Navigon, TomTom, and other Mappy are often at the forefront in the ranking of the most profitable applications. Following the release of IOS 3 which allowed finally to this type of software to comment on the iPhone, we published a comparison of four major programs of that time. While many people will end up on the road in August, we decided to set foot in the stirrup. For several weeks, we tested the following software: Navigon MobileNavigator 1.8.2, TomTom 1.8, CoPilot Live GPS Mappy Premium 9 and 1.3.
As we approach the summer vacation, these software have been revised more or less important. It should be noted that since 2009, when our previous comparison, almost all software has changed at no additional cost to the user, which is new in the world of GPS. Previously, most publishers made arrangements so that users get their hands in their pockets every year to get updated maps. This is not the case ... To continue to return on their investment, publishers have increased their paid options - often in the form of subscriptions - in their solutions. Thus, most of them have such an option paid traffic. In this game, only coming out a little bit of the lot, which is ALK Technologies has released recently a new version (paid) full review of CoPilot Live. Foreword Before entering the heart of the matter, the question worth asking, even if it may seem obvious: what is a good browser? In 2009, our ambitions were "reduced" were less powerful terminals, management of IOS was perfected by GPS, navigation software had just landed on iOS ... Two years later, with technological developments Moreover, it is expected that these solutions have matured and exploit the full potential of the iPhone. Alas, as we shall see, this is not always the case ... In the first comparison, we also placed great emphasis on the quality of the various software interfaces, as well as ergonomics. At the time, we had some close to be too fussy about it. Yet it is something vital. During a journey, time is often short. And if you want to interact with the program, if this can be done simply and quickly as possible. That's why we were particularly severe for example with software that did not use the keyboard IOS (which everyone is accustomed), which were deadlocked on the multitouch, which did not handled natively Address Book. We are not confined, however, and do not want at all costs that software complies with the "guidelines" (or what remains of it), if a publisher offers a better approach, but it's never the case so to speak. The purpose of a browser is to take the user from point A to point B. The appearance of navigation in the strict sense involves a number of criteria: the quality of the cards (publishers in two feed suppliers), how they are used by software to determine the best route possible, the clarity of the maps and related information, the quality of both visual and voice guidance, taking into account traffic data ... Then there are the associated services such as points of interest, schedules, information sharing, social functions ...

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