Magellan Upgrades iPhone Nav App

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The latest version of Magellan’s navigation app for the iPhone adds lifetime live traffic updates, location-based promotional offers and coupons, points of interest sharing via email and social media.

Version 1.3 of Magellan’s RoadMate App is compatible with iOS4 to take advantage of iPhone 4’s new multitasking ability and Retina display. With multitasking, users can make or take phone calls while real-time navigation and routing continue in the background, the company said.

The updated version is available on the iTunes Store. The updates are free to existing app owners. For first-time buyers, the app costs $59.99 for the North America version, $49.99 for the U.S.-only version, and $34.99 for the Canadaonly version.

“While the Magellan RoadMate App has been well-received to date, consumers have been asking for additional features that take advantage of iPhone’s capabilities,” said Stig Pedersen, Magellan’s product management senior director.


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