<firstimage=”//static.makeuseof.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/giveawaynavigonusa.png” />Do you ever get lost while driving? I know I do, especially while I’m driving. Getting lost while walking is a definitely easier to recover from. But taking a wrong turn in traffic could prove difficult to correct.
Global Positioning System (GPS) has dominated the navigation industry since a few years ago with in-car navigation systems. Now, most modern mobile phones have built-in GPS chips to take advantage of that technology — providing you with instant, portable navigational assistance.
NAVIGON is one of today’s leading companies bringing you mobile navigation software for the iPhone, WM Mobile and Android OS smartphones. Today, we’re giving away 3 copies of NAVIGON MobileNavigator USA, MyRegion US East, MyRegion US Central and MyRegion US West worth $900 in total! Isn’t that awesome? Find out how you can get one.
For the record, I’m testing the Australian version of the application, since that’s where I’m located. Nevertheless, the general user interface remains the same, the only differences are perhaps the maps and certain extras.
The MobileNavigator main screen is very straightforward. To start navigating, you’ll be presented with several options to choose from:
- You can enter an address by filling in the city, street and number details when prompted;</li?
- You can search for a local, nearby or nationwide Places of Interest;
- By finding a company, restaurant or other destinations with Google Search
Once a destination is selected, MobileNavigator will display other vital details along your route, such as weather reports, parking information and nearby attractions. If enabled, MobileNavigator will also allow you to select the route of your preference by highlighting several alternatives.
The application has several distinctive features, as lane assistance – displays a pop up to show you which lane to take; and speed assistance – the app constantly displays the speed limit of the road you’re traveling on and sounds an alert if the speed limit is exceeded. In-app purchases will grant you access to a lot of other cooler stuff like live traffic reports, panoramic 3D view and reality view.
It has integrated iPod controls and is iOS-ready so MobileNavigator will keep running in the background even if you exit the app — which means that you’ll never miss a turning even if you have to accept a call.
NAVIGON MobileNavigator USA [iTunes link] is priced at $49.99; MyRegion US East, Central and West are $29.99 each. But today, we’re offering you a chance to get them for free!
How do I win a copy?
It’s simple, just follow the instructions.
This giveaway begins now and ends Friday, September 24th at 2100hrs PST. The winners will be selected at random and announced via email.
Spread the word to your friends and have fun!
MakeUseOf would like to thank NAVIGON for their generosity while participating in this giveaway. Interesting in sponsoring? We’d love to hear from you. Get in touch with us via email.
[update] And the winners are:
- Kim Wyatt
- Daniel Mahle
- Robert Bradley
MyRegion US East:
- Bill Rowe
- Jeffrey Schlein
- Wing Kuang
MyRegion US Central:
- John Burden
- Chad Smith
- Nathan Veeraraghavan
MyRegion US West:
- Alex Wyche
- Dave Mewett
- Brian Getz
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