AT&T Navigator for iPhone Updated to v1.5i

AT&T Navigator

Yesterday Navigon MobileNavigator received a pretty nice update, today Telenav released a update of their own for AT&T Navigator that includes some very nice new features. They are as follows:

  • Shake-to-Go(tm): Users can now shake their iPhone at any time while in an AT&T Navigator menu screen and it will automatically initiate a route to a pre-designated "home" address the user has set.
  • Speed Limit Display & Alerts: Navigation screen includes speed limit information and provides visual alerts if the limit is exceeded.
  • Last Trip Origin: Once a trip is completed, users can easily return to the origin of their last trip by accessing the "Recent Places" menu.
  • Nighttime Maps: The brightness levels of map screens are adjusted for nighttime driving for easier viewing.
  • Improved Route Avoidance Options: Drivers may now choose to avoid routes that make use of high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes or choose to avoid routes that include toll roads.
  • Improved Pedestrian Mode: Users will be able to clearly identify when they are navigating in pedestrian mode with the introduction of a new pedestrian icon on the map screen.

AT&T Navigator version 1.5i is now available to download within the App Store. The app is free to download with a subscription cost of $9.99 per month, or $69 for a year.

Check out this latest version in action after the break!

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AT&T Navigator for iPhone Updated to v1.5i

9 Comments

Excellent. Now every time I hit a bump in the road, Shake-to-go will send me to some new random destination. Brilliant!

@HungWell, I've tested it out. I see your point but that will not happen. Or simply shut it off.

You know what, I've always made fun of this app, but it's sounding like a good alternative to buying a new gps right now. I just bought a new car that doesn't have one stock and can't justify spending $200 on a stand alone unit that I won't use that much. With this one, I can just subscribe if I'm going somewhere I've never been, then just unsubscribe.

@HungWell: From Telenav:
"Shake to Go uses the accelerometer and it only recognizes multiple shake events - a bump or a jolt won't launch the application. Moreover, Shake to Go won't work in navigation mode."
Kthxnobumps?

To all who commented on my comment: I said that tongue-in-cheek. I do realize a bump in the road won't activate that. My point was more of "do we really need a shake-to-go-home feature"? Most decent nav programs do this with the touch of two buttons once you store your home.
Oh, I use CoPilot Live ($19.99 at the app store) and find it a great alternative to a dedicated nav unit.

I'm a longtime TeleNav fan, and thanks to this update, along with the Jailbreak app Backgrounder, it now works exactly like it did on my BlackBerry Bold. Great update, love the app, love the service.
Multitasking it works beautifully. I'm still waiting for Twitter integration, though. How am I supposed to keep my friends updated as to what milemarker I am on which freeway, or what signal I am being flipped off at when I'm cutting people off, and (hopefully) that I got home safely even though I was updating my Twitter and Facebook accounts while driving at high rates of speed. Other than that, it's perfect!

@HungWell: If you can't appreciate the novelty in the Shake-To-Go feature(tm), that's your loss, but we love the special attention to the iPhone. This is gonna sound crazy, but you can always just...not use that feature.

I've been using this app for a while now an it has just gotten better and better with each update...
I initially had a problem with it now working well with my OEM Mercedes iPod Integration Kit through the 30 pin connector in the glove box as it would not play music from the iPhone once the AT&T app was started. Then it would play but the music wouldn't attenuate or I couldn't operate the iPod section from the steering wheel controls, but with each update it seemed to work better with the MB Kit...
Now it seems to work nearly flawlessly dropping the iPod section volume down while the voice over prompt was engaged and bring the music volume back when finished and the steering wheel controls seem to work perfectly...
The only thing I'd like to see is to have the VO volume match the iPod volume as it does tend to be MUCH louder than the music volume and can be rather jarring when the VO suddenly comes on...
All in all I am VERY happy with the updates to the Navigator app...