An iPhone navigation app that offers Garmin-style 3D GPS guidance for drivers will receive a major upgrade this spring, giving users more data about traffic conditions along their route.
Developer NNG announced the forthcoming upgrade to iGo My Way on Tuesday at the CeBIT 2011 technology trade show in Hanover, Germany. The upgraded app, now called iGo primo, will feature more than 100 enhancements, including live traffic updates, an overview of historical prevailing speeds along routes, and a “Smart History” feature that remembers commuters’ usual routes (and the times of day those routes are traveled) for ready access. Some of the new features will be available through in-app purchases. The app is also optimized for the iPhone 4’s Retina display.
The upgrades will enhance an app that already guides users along their routes in three dimensions, showing what the street looks like from a driver's point of view (including 3D representations of significant landmarks along the way) with additional support from voice instructions. Check out the video below for a demonstration.
NNG didn't specify the release date for the upgrades. The North American edition of iGo My Way currently costs $25 and is compatible with any device running iOS 3.0 or later. The forthcoming upgrades will be free to current users of the app.