iGO (software)

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iGO Navigation
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Nav N Go iGO8
Developer(s) NNG LLC
Stable release iGO My way 2009 / August 3, 2009; 4 years ago (2009-08-03)
Operating system Android, iOS, Windows CE, Windows Mobile
Type GPS navigation software
Website www.igonavigation.com

The iGO Navigation Engine, developed by Hungary-based NNG LLC (formerly Nav N Go) is a GPS navigation software package. NNG sells the software directly to users, as well as to device manufacturers, auto makers, network operators and professional transport specialists. Products based on iGO are available in brands including Becker, Clarion, Pioneer, Samsung and Vodafone.[1]

Product history[edit]

iGO My way 2006 was the first GPS navigation software package by Nav N Go (now NNG) for PDA/PNA devices, introduced in 2005 at CeBIT, Hannover.[2] An improved version was iGO My way 2006 Plus. Due to the new map compression technology, the product fits on a 1GB SD card. An improved version was iGO My way Plus, announced in 2006.

NNG's iGO 8 (for PDA/PNA devices) was released in April 2008. It offered high-definition 3D navigation maps of terrain, road elevation, landmarks and 3D buildings.[3]

iGO amigo (for PNDs) was launched at CeBIT 2009 in Hannover.[4] iGO amigo was the first in a new software series, and employed changes aimed at simplifying the user interface. Since iGO amigo was a streamlined release, it had fewer features than its predecessor iGO 8.[5]

iGO My Way 2009 (for iOS devices) was released for North America and Western Europe and was then rolled out to all of Europe in 2010.[6]

iGO Primo (for iOS, PND/PNA devices), introduced in 2010, is currently the primary product of the iGO Navigation range.[7] Version 6 was introduced at the end of 2012, and it includes Google Local search, green routing,[clarification needed] extras through in-app purchase, real-time traffic monitoring, TTS Pro speech synthesis, and 3D display of junctions.[8]

iGO primo app for iOS devices was introduced at CeBIT Hannover, 2011. Running on the iGO primo software engine, the refreshed application covers 115 countries and enhancements include location-based search, green routing and improved junction views. Android and Windows Mobile versions are also available to smartphone manufacturers and network providers.

Naviextras[edit]

Naviextras.com, NNG's map and content update portal, provides updates for iGO 8, iGO amigo and iGO primo. The portal typically releases map updates four times a year. Maps and updates are available for over 90 countries and regions, including countries from Europe, North America, South America, Africa, Middle East, Asia, and Oceania. In 2013, the portal supports 5.200 devices and counts close to 1.8 million registered users globally.[9]

As NNG is an independent map provider, it works with several map suppliers in different geographical regions. There are different versions of maps running on the iGO Navigation software for the same country/region made by different map suppliers, including TomTom, Navteq, Sensis, as well as regional providers.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "References". Nng.com. Retrieved 2013-12-14. 
  2. ^ "The NNG Story". Nng.com. Retrieved 2013-12-14. 
  3. ^ "Nav N Go iGO 8 available for Windows smartphones in Europe". Gpsbusinessnews.com. 2008-05-21. Retrieved 2013-12-14. 
  4. ^ "iGO amigo Launched at CeBIT 2009". Cedailynews.com. 2009-03-05. Retrieved 2013-12-14. 
  5. ^ Matthew Morley. "Nav N Go iGO Amigo Review". Pocketgpsworld.com. Retrieved 2013-12-14. 
  6. ^ iGO My way for iPhone[dead link]
  7. ^ "Nav N Go Launches Premium Navigation Software: iGO primo". 1 March 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-23. 
  8. ^ "iGO primo Key Features". 
  9. ^ "naviextras.com". naviextras.com. Retrieved 2013-12-14. 

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