GPS Voice Navigation comes back to the Windows Phone Store

By | October 30, 2013

GPS Voice Navigation for Windows PhoneGPS Voice Navigation is back to the Windows Phone Store, fully functional and available for download and purchase. We received numerous requests by fans and friends to bring our app back and have been super-motivated to revive an app that’s held in such high regard by its users.

Meanwhile, GPS Voice Navigation (GPSVN) continued to prove its worth as it became one of the few pieces of software to receive a major award while offline. Last week, it won the Best International app award at the Mobile Excellence Awards 2013 (MEAs) in California – the so-called “Oscars” of mobile.

The price for GPSVN’s return after two-months is that the app has gone through some transformation. The new app now offers a choice of three map and routing providers. Because of issues with the terms of use, we removed one of our original providers. With it also went the map caching, 3D maps and night mode options. On the plus side, we included another much requested feature in the new release – the “Insert via” functionality, which allows you to add intermediate points on your route.

GPS Voice Navigation is still a powerful navigation app with many useful features and we intend to keep developing it and to discover a sustainable growth course. We are looking into open-source map and routing options as well, all the while keeping in mind the long list of new features suggestions from our users and beta testers.

The journey goes on.

21 thoughts on “GPS Voice Navigation comes back to the Windows Phone Store

    1. Nora Georgieva Post author

      You’re welcome! Happy it’s all good. Sorry for the late response, sometimes our minds go wandering… Cheers!

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  1. Tony.

    Hi There.
    Do I need internet on my HTC Mozart windows phone to run this APP ?
    I only have a very small amount available.
    Thanks.

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    1. Milena Samardzhieva

      Hi Tony. Yes, for the moment the application does not support offline maps. However we are looking for different options to be able to offer this feature in near future. Stay tuned with the upcoming updates! In the meantime if you have any other questions do not hesitate to contact us! Milena – Melon Mobile team

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  2. Robin Capper

    As it seems off-line maps are history a cache option would be great. One disadvantage of living in a little sparsely populated country with lots of hills is that most the time you actually need GPS cell data is intermittent to non-existent!

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    1. Milena Samardzhieva

      Hi Robin and thank you for your comment. The cache option is the one we are currently working on. I hope we will have this update rolled out in the next few months or less. In the meantime if you have any other questions do not hesitate to contact us. Best, Milena – Melon Mobile team

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  3. Vlasis from Greece

    I am using this application from yesterday and I am very pleased!!!
    I believe that’s as good as the here drive on lumia phones!
    Good work!!! Keep going on!!!
    My question is: How long it will be free??? Which shound be its price and when we’ll pay for it??? You must know the situation here in Greece…

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    1. Milena Samardzhieva

      Dear Vlasis,

      Thank you for all the kind words! The application will go back to paid in less than a week, but i don’t think that will bother you as you already have it installed on your phone. If you are interested you can join our beta testing program, where you will get the chance to test our apps for free before they are officially released to the world :) If this is of any interest to you, please drop me a line at msamardzhieva@melontech.com and I will give you more details.
      Best, Milena

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      1. Vlasis from Greece

        Thank you Milena. I installed it the last moment after hard reseting my mobile as it didn’t had any more space available (HTC 8S). From today and so on the application costs 6,49E. How do you explicate such a big difference in price from here drive??? It costs only 20% of here drive and I can’t explain it. One last question: In case you need to reinstall it, you will have to pay for it or you consider already a user of the application??? I am asking as I had installed only free applications so far. Thank you for your reply.

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        1. Milena Samardzhieva

          Dear Vlasis,
          on your second question – you don’t have to pay for the app again after reinstalling your phone. Your data is stored in the Microsoft account and so we know that you have already purchased the app once. As far as the price is concerned – we have been developing the app for more than two years now. We have put a lot of effort to combine the maps of several providers and thus to make sure that we have coverage even on the most faraway places. For instance we had a complaint from a user that when he used a free GPS program (big one) it did not had coverage for Japan. But not only that – we are looking for the best ways to make this product better and better for all the people using it worldwide. I hope i am somehow answering your question.
          Also have you considered taking part in the beta testing program?
          Let me know if you have any other questions or comments
          Best,
          Milena

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          1. Vlasis from Greece

            Deaρ Milena,
            You make me happy more and more!!! But I do not want at this moment to test the trial versions of your programs as I don’t use anything else. I only love working with Navigation at present. Thank you very much for solving a problem I had with windows mobile. Keep working. The future is yours!

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  5. Pio

    Congratulation Best International App in Mobile Excellence Awards 2013 ;)
    But I`m missing offline maps it is possible to back in next update ??
    And I have some bug when i start app I see all menu (poi,favorites,settings etc.) I close menu look samoething on map and when I want open menu nothing happens I must close app and start again and agian to change something in menu ;) Regards ;)

    P.S
    If offline maps are back this will be best form the best from the best app for navi ;) I hope so ;)

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    1. Nora Georgieva Post author

      Thank you, Pio, very very much!
      We also miss the offline maps, but for now we don’t have any options to add them back. The terms of use of the providers are strict. The closest we could offer in one of the next updates is map caching, but we don’t have an exact time-frame for now.
      As for the strange menu behavior – thanks for letting us know! We need just a little more information so our dev team can start working on it – such as what is your device & OS version, for example. Could you please write to support@melonmobile.com letting us know, so we can look into the issue?

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  7. Victor

    Hi!
    How can I reinstall previously purchased the app after resetting my phone (ver.6.1)? Version 6.2 was published under a different name of the publisher: MELON AD and I can only install free demo version, but for full functionality you have to pay again. In my opinion this is not correct.

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    1. Victor

      The issue with the installation of the full version quickly resolved.
      Thank you!
      Good app. Welcome back!

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      1. Nora Georgieva Post author

        Thank’s for the feedback, Victor! We just released the app free for a limited time, so that friends of GPSVN like you who have previously downloaded it can restore it without having to pay again. Spread the news :)

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    1. Nora Georgieva Post author

      Hi, Luka! So the main change from the previous version is that offline maps, 3D maps and night mode had to be removed from GPS Voice Navigation due to the terms of use of one of our providers. The current version still offers a choice of 3 map providers and all its other useful features.

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