One of our favorite navigation apps has issued a major update today. The Magellan Roadmate had updated to version 2.0 with a lot of updates.
Users of the current version of the app will get the upgrade to 2.0 for free. The update also includes 3 years of map updates or as long as the app lifetime for free but also states that it’s whichever comes first.
Version 2.0 now has Yelp API integration, Google Local Search, and with the free lifetime map updates comes free lifetime traffic updates as well. The live traffic updates allow the app to suggest alternate routes based on traffic conditions on the path you are traveling. I can honestly say that these new features are welcomed, check out the full press release below for more details.
[spoiler]New Magellan® RoadMate® App for iPhone Features Yelp API, Google Local Search and Free Lifetime Map and Lifetime Traffic Updates
All Existing Magellan RoadMate North America App Users Can Receive A Free Update To The New Version
SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 8, 2011 — Magellan today announced a new version of its RoadMate North America App for iPhone is now available on the App Store. “With major user interface enhancements designed for mobile routing, it leverages Yelp’s API to integrate reviews of local businesses.” The new app also features Google local search and maps of the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico, comes with free Lifetime map updates, and includes Magellan’s Lifetime Traffic service that provides live traffic information and suggests alternate routes.
“Magellan is committed to innovative development on the iOS platform. With the connectivity of the iPhone, we continue to refine our interface for mobile routing and are delivering sought-after features such as live searches, real time traffic and lifetime maps at no additional charge to our customers,” said Christine Liu, product marketing manager for Magellan GPS.
The new Magellan RoadMate App transforms an iPhone into a full-featured GPS navigator with turn-by-turn voice guidance and spoken street names. Fully optimized for iPhone 4, the app delivers stunning visuals and enables turn-by-turn navigation to run in the background while users are on a call or while using another app simultaneously.
The Magellan RoadMate North America App is also compatible with the 3rd and 4th generation iPod touch. With the addition of Magellan Premium Car Kit (sold separately), users can transform their iPod touch into an instant GPS navigator.
The Magellan RoadMate North America App is available for $59.99 from the App Store on iPhone and iPod touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore/
^For maps and traffic data, “lifetime” is defined as the life of the product or 3 years, whichever is reached first, or until Magellan no longer receives relevant map and traffic data.
*Yelp!, Google Local, and Traffic features require data or Wi-Fi connectivity.[/spoiler]