Never Lost, But Often Confused

On October 24, 2011, in Apps, Features, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Navigation, Review, by Owen Rubin

Yes, this is WAY too many navigators.

Let’s talk Mobile Navigators. Those wonderful little programs you pop on your mobile phone, and they tell you how to get from where you are to where you want to go. I love them. No longer do I have to think about how I get to where I am going, I just ask my iPhone to get me there, and I am off. It is just that easy, right?

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About Owen Rubin

Owen Rubin was one of the first people to program arcade video games for Atari a long time ago, and designed arcade video games for almost 15 years. He later joined Apple where he worked on both hardware and software projects, and was the key player on the MacLC, bootable CD, several pieces of Mac system software, as well as a contributor to many other CPU projects. He later worked for Pacific Bell to lead the design of services for the first commercial broadband system in the US, and then went on to be the lead researcher of broadband for Paul Allen's Interval Research. Since then, he has been an executive at a number of startups in security and semiconductors, and is currently the CTO of Edison Labs, a startup focusing on helping commercial clients write and develop mobile apps, especially for the iPhone, iPod, and iPad.

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NAVIGON MobileNavigator North America
Review

On March 8, 2011, in Apps, iPhone, Navigation, Review, by Scott Willsey

Mobile Navigation System reviewed by Peter Nikolaidis, Guest Writer

NAVIGON MobileNavigator North America
Company: NAVIGON AG
Price: $59.99
iTunes App Store

Navigon MobileNavigator North America

I have been using NAVIGON MobileNavigator North America for the last couple weeks. NAVIGON NA is a GPS app for Apple’s iPhone. Unlike the built in Google Maps app, Navigon provides turn-by-turn directions, similar to Google Maps on Android devices, or TomTom.

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About Scott Willsey

Scott is a long time Apple enthusiast whose first personally owned computer was the original 128k Macintosh introduced in 1984. He has 20 years of experience working with OS X, Windows, and a variety of flavors of Unix and Linux. Scott is host of the Pocket Sized Podcast, a short pocketable podcast about Apple's iOS devices, such as the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and the Apple TV. You can find it at PocketSizedPodcast.com. Scott can be reached on Twitter at @scottaw or on his podcast Twitter account at @pocketpodcast.

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One of our favorite iPhone navigation apps shows off on iOS 4.

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Review – Navigon’s MobileNavigator

On May 19, 2010, in iPhone, Review, by Mark Rudd

MobileNavigator iPhone
Company: Navigon

Price: $79.99 ($49.99 for a limited time)
iTunes App Store Link
http://www.navigon.com

THE UBIQUITY OF GPS
One of the great promises of the mobile phone with a built-in GPS (Global Positioning System) chip, was/is the elimination of a dedicated device for that purpose. Everyone has to travel somewhere, whether it be to work or play. Having the ability to receive turn by turn directions to your desired destination has had and continues to have a great appeal to all travelers. Companies like TomTom and Garmin have amassed great fortunes through the sale of personal GPS devices. However, can this dominance continue within the dog-eat-dog environment of the App Store ether?

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