First GPS iPhone app, AT&T Navigator

Yesterday we thought the first iPhone GPS turn-by-turn app to become available would be the MobileNavigator from Navigon.

Today, AT&T released its Navigator app, becoming the first full featured voice-prompted turn-by-turn GPS navigation app to become available on the new iPhone in North America.

The AT&T Navigator app offers voice-guided turn-by-turn notifications, 3D maps, automatic rerouting, POIs, local search, current speed, estimated time to arrival, search for lowest gas prices, search results also tell you how far they currently are, among other features.

The app is a free download, but requires a constant monthly fee of $9.95. The subscription also includes app and new map updates.

The app is now available on iTunes.

AT&T Navigator is built by Sunnyvalue, California-based TeleNav.

The AT&T Navigator seems like a good alternative, and a good option for anyone looking for a GPS solution who wants to use the service for say one month and only pay that small amount.

One of the biggest drawbacks of AT&T Navigator, compared to the other GPS iPhone apps such as the one from Navigon and the upcoming one from TomTom, is that the apps are downloaded in real-time on the AT&T app, meaning if you don’t have cellular coverage in an area, it simply won’t work. So, maybe the other higher priced GPS apps are more worth while, and even more cost-effective in the longer run.

It remains to be seen when TomTom will release their confirmed iPhone app.


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  • john

    Lol 10 a month… Not worth it.

  • john

    Lol 10 a month… Not worth it.

  • john

    Lol 10 a month… Not worth it.

  • john

    Lol 10 a month… Not worth it.

  • john

    Lol 10 a month… Not worth it.

  • http://business2press.com Hercules K

    The fact that the fee will inevitably mount up over time to well over $100 is the problem, which is the cost of the other GPS apps like tomtom where you can also store the maps on your phone

  • http://business2press.com Hercules K

    The fact that the fee will inevitably mount up over time to well over $100 is the problem, which is the cost of the other GPS apps like tomtom where you can also store the maps on your phone

  • http://business2press.com Hercules K

    The fact that the fee will inevitably mount up over time to well over $100 is the problem, which is the cost of the other GPS apps like tomtom where you can also store the maps on your phone

  • http://business2press.com Hercules K

    The fact that the fee will inevitably mount up over time to well over $100 is the problem, which is the cost of the other GPS apps like tomtom where you can also store the maps on your phone

  • clark

    for a second i thought the app costed $9.95 only…

  • clark

    for a second i thought the app costed $9.95 only…

  • clark

    for a second i thought the app costed $9.95 only…

  • clark

    for a second i thought the app costed $9.95 only…

  • FitForABrawl

    I'm waiting for two things

    1) The mythical cell phone navigation app people constantly refer to (not by name) that does NOT cost $10/month.

    2) Some fact checking on the title of press releases. Hey, I can send out a press release claiming to be the president of the United States. It would be no more the truth than AT&T Navigator being the first GPS iPhone app.

    -FitForABrawl

  • FitForABrawl

    I'm waiting for two things

    1) The mythical cell phone navigation app people constantly refer to (not by name) that does NOT cost $10/month.

    2) Some fact checking on the title of press releases. Hey, I can send out a press release claiming to be the president of the United States. It would be no more the truth than AT&T Navigator being the first GPS iPhone app.

    -FitForABrawl

  • FitForABrawl

    I'm waiting for two things

    1) The mythical cell phone navigation app people constantly refer to (not by name) that does NOT cost $10/month.

    2) Some fact checking on the title of press releases. Hey, I can send out a press release claiming to be the president of the United States. It would be no more the truth than AT&T Navigator being the first GPS iPhone app.

    -FitForABrawl

  • FitForABrawl

    I'm waiting for two things

    1) The mythical cell phone navigation app people constantly refer to (not by name) that does NOT cost $10/month.

    2) Some fact checking on the title of press releases. Hey, I can send out a press release claiming to be the president of the United States. It would be no more the truth than AT&T Navigator being the first GPS iPhone app.

    -FitForABrawl

  • paul

    we'll never all find a phone we like perfectly

  • paul

    we'll never all find a phone we like perfectly

  • paul

    we'll never all find a phone we like perfectly

  • paul

    we'll never all find a phone we like perfectly

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    All the iPhone GPS applications available in the App Store share some common features such as turn by turn with voice notification, find a place by address, or search by name. However, some GPS applications has more features than others.

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