Calif. – Magellan has upgraded its GPS-navigation app for iPhones with the
addition of Google Local Search.
The upgrade includes
free lifetime map updates, free lifetime traffic service and the Yelp
local-business recommendation search.
The Magellan RoadMate North America App is
available for $59.99 from the iTunes App Store and features maps of North
America. All users of the current version of the Magellan RoadMate North
America App can get a free update to the new version.
The app turns an iPhone into a full-featured
portable navigation device (PND) with turn-by-turn voice guidance and spoken
street names. It also uses the iPhone’s multitasking capability to enable
turn-by-turn navigation while users are on a call or using another app.
user interface improvements include onscreen “dashboard” information that can
be set to disappear to increase the amount of map area, personalized dashboard
information, and portrait and landscape views.
Like before, the app
adds PND functionality to an iPod Touch when the Touch is docked with
Magellan’s $129-suggested GPS-equipped dash-mount cradle, which also improves
the performance of the GPS chip in an iPhone, the company said. A docked Touch will
access Google Local Search, Yelp or traffic updates when a personal Wi-Fi hot
spot is used.