The iPhone navigation market is getting more crowded as today MapQuest Navigator was released. Unlike earlier iPhone apps from MapQuest, this app provides turn-by-turn directions to compete directly with the likes of TomTom, Navigon, and TeleNav. At first glance it looks to be a fairly basic app, with a subscription pricing structure more similar to TeleNav.
The app costs $0.99 to purchase, and then requires a subscription. (A 14 day trial subscription comes with the app purchase.) Subscription plans are offered much cheaper than TeleNav’s $9.99 per month price however. Mapquest Navigator can be purchased month to month at $3.99, $9.99 for a 30 day subscription, and a one year subscription costs only $29.99.
This app isn’t stripped down on features either– you get text-to-speech, live traffic reporting, as well as integration with the iPhone’s Address Book. The app was just released today so I haven’t had a chance to try it out yet– but the price and feature-set certainly looks appealing!
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