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2/11/10

AppInteract interface opens up NAVIGON MobileNavigator for other apps

NAVIGON is offering app developers the opportunity to link their programs to MobileNavigator, making navigation using an iPhone even easier.

StartbildschirmHamburg, 11 February 2010 – NAVIGON is now offering an open “AppInteract” interface for MobileNavigator. The navigation provider is thus giving app developers the opportunity to integrate the NAVIGON app into their own applications. All the information needed for seamless integration is being provided by NAVIGON. A document with all the relevant instructions is available at www.navigon.com/appinteract.

Thanks to the link via AppInteract, users can access MobileNavigator from the application that they are currently using with just one click. This enables addresses to be automatically transferred to the navigation app and the user can then navigate their way to their destination immediately. “Working together with app developers creates innovative navigation solutions that benefit our customers,” says Gerhard Mayr, Vice President of World-Wide Mobile Phone Business at NAVIGON.

Convenient navigating through interlinked apps
A wide range of different apps enables iPhone users to plan flexibly, for example they can get the latest film tips and find a cinema nearby at the same time. However, detailed directions are often missing. Until now, the address had to be noted down and then entered into the navigation application. “If iPhone users find a destination with the help of an app, which is supported by AppInteract, they can then be guided directly there. NAVIGON is increasing the benefits of MobileNavigator significantly once again with the AppInteract interface,” says Mayr.

Partnership with POI app
NAVIGON is already successfully working with the creators of other apps. The “Where to? 2.5” by FutureTap is one of the leading applications specialising in searching for points of interest and was one of the first apps to use the NAVIGON AppInteract interface. “The combination of location-based services and detailed navigation instructions is a perfect match. It fits in with our vision of an ecosystem of linked apps that are interacting ideally,” says Ortwin Gentz, CEO of FutureTap. The second application that is already compatible with NAVIGON is “AroundMe 3.5” by TweakerSoft. “This software is one of the most popular and most downloaded location-based service applications around for the iPhone. We are therefore delighted that ‘AroundMe’ and NAVIGON MobileNavigator interconnect seamlessly, working together to give our customers the best possible user experience,” says Marco Pifferi from TweakerSoft.


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NAVIGON offers top-quality navigation software for a range of mobile phone platforms, for example the company also offers MobileNavigator for Windows Mobile phones and an application for android smartphones is planned. According to current market data from Canalys, NAVIGON is the industry leader in solutions for on-board or permanent navigation on mobile phones with a market share of 23% in Europe and the USA.



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About NAVIGON:
NAVIGON AG is a world-leading manufacturer of high-quality navigation systems from Germany. With its own portable navigation devices and thanks to partnerships with reputable consumer electronics manufacturers NAVIGON stands for premium quality GPS software for pocket PCs, PNDs und mobiles. Furthermore NAVIGON offers professional navigation solutions such as driver assistance components for the automotive OEM market. NAVIGON was established in 1991 and has more than 400 employees. Subsidiaries can be found in Asia, Europe and North America. - NAVIGON. And the world is yours.


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