Navigon v2.01

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

Well, the Navigon developers have released a new updated version of 2.01. Here is what is new with 2.01.

What's New in Version 2.0.1

Version 2.0.1 includes the following optimizations and new features (for details on map updates, please see below):

✓ Resolved initial server connection issues for downloading maps
✓ Favorites and recent destinations will now appear automatically after application is updated
✓ Reintroduced the integrated iPod control in response to customer feedback
✓ Added “select all” option in map manager to download all maps at one time
✓ Improved VoiceOver support (for visually impaired)
✓ Further UI refinements

So they claim new Voice Over improvements?

The real question I have for everyone is I haven't notice any improvements in how dog slow the app is reacting and I still can't select the main menu buttons at times. Nor have I've seen any improvements in the Map Manager. So what in the name of god have they improved?

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navigon 2.01

hi there, I do also have the same problems, and we should not take this. I feel that sense they are not listening to us, we as gps users should switch to someone who will like motionx gps drive or waze. they at least have listened to concerns I've had and tried to help me.

Maybe this will help!

On my previous iphone4, which is now in my mother's hands, I also experienced the infomous sluggishness issue, so yesterday, I decided to do something about it, and the result is surprisingly that all along my theory is been right that the issue could be from restoring your iPhone from back up after you all updated to iOS5. I don't want to be the Mr. Know it all, but if you think about it, after you updating your phone to iOS 5, then restoring it from back up, which came from the iOS 4, there could be possibilities of conplic somewhere in between of the restoration.
so to cut the chase, here is what I did.
First, I backed up everything via iCloud, then restored it to the factory setting without backing it up on iTunes. Then waited till the iPhone completely restored the iPhone. When I kinda figured out that the restoration was complete, I triple clicked the home button, to activate the Voice Over, then followed the promt to restore it from the iCloud back up. Then I complete the rest of the set up.
Again, this may not work for everyone, but I'm telling you, on my old iphone4 it did work! It works a lot faster now, but not as fast as my new iPhone 4s, which is very obvious because that one has a dual processor. As we most of us know, this whole process takes a while, So if you decided to try this method,do it wiht your own discression.
and lastly, with the Navigon issue, It does work for me,there is still a bit of lag, but like I've said and done from above, it works way better now.

Goodluck everyone, spread the words if it does work for you as well!

I'm sorry but this has to be said

Ok listen,

This is the hundredth time I have seen this happen and to be quite honest with you all I am getting fed up with it.
Navigon has included in their 2.0.1 update changelog that VoiceOver support has been 'improved'.
First, this does not always mean it suddenly and magically works flawlessly.
Perhaps some under-the-hood changes have been made to make it easier to implement accessibility later, or perhaps they fucked up.
Or maybe the bugs are not because of VO, but something else entirely.
The point? I don't know, and neither do you all.
Then spouting out illiterate nonsense like 'WE WON'T STAND FOR THIS!" "WE WON'T TAKE THIS!" "WE ARE THE BLIND COMMUNITY AND THEY SHOULD RESPECT OUR AUTHORITY" is not going to win you any kudos from the developer.
If you want improvements, ask for them, do not demand them. In case of Skype, where the people just won't listen, the story is a tad different. This still wouldn't be the way to go, but more drastic measures do need to be taken. 1 star reviews, refunds and such are what I am referring to, no blatant flaming of the developers.
If I were developping Navigon and I would be reading this, I'd say 'screw the blind community. If this is how they thank me for making an effort, then why the hell should i?". Let's not make them pull a Q here. Have some respect for the devs who actually try to make the apps accessible.
Sorry for the rant but behavior like this makes me embarrassed to be part of this kind of culture of ingrateful whining. If you know how it should be done, go make your own. If not, by all means shut up and leave it to those who do have something useful to say.
*end rant*

Early impressions

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

I've not had an opportunity yet to fully test the update, but the buttons that were not visible to VoiceOver in the last version are now accessible.

However, there still seems to be a major resource issue when running Navigon with VoiceOver on an iPhone 4. Some buttons are very difficult to operate, particularly those on the main menu, with VoiceOver focus hopping around the page as you try to double-tap buttons. Things are a little better when I use the split-tap, but it can still be somewhat hit and miss.

I suspect that those of you with an iPhone 4S will find this update very usable. As for those of use with older devices ... well, it's still likely to be usable, but we'll have some irritations to deal with.

Navigon

Yeah, I would love to get all the cash back I shelled out to get this seemingly now unusable application.