Users with MobileNavigator installed can use the app on both devices without extra charges. The app utilizes the iPad’s large display and user interface with a higher resolution, and new menus. Route planning is made easier on the iPad, showing a large scrollable, multi-touch map to select destinations in simple taps. Interestingly, users can plan their routes at home on the iPad and then send them to their iPhone for navigation on the go.
In addition, an In App Purchase ($7.99 – now on sale for $5.99) offers access to Zagat’s ratings and reviews of over 40,000 restaurants, hotels, attractions, golf courses, nightspots and other leisure activities.
NAVIGON also released Help2Park, a dedicated parking finder application for the iPhone. The app is free and advertising funded (through Apple’s iAd, AdMob, and others) with a clear goal to drive consumers towards the paid navigation application. However, the quality of the database is far to be perfect, based on Google points of interest.