NavFone MY App Review

24 Mar

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Previously, I did a review on NavFone SG. I recently downloaded NavFone MY (Malaysia) to see whether this application can help me to find my way around Malaysia.The application shows the map of Malaysia on the start-up.

You can pinch out to zoom into the map which will show you the tourist attractions of Malaysia itself. This feature works just like other iPhone apps.

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The search function is probably the most used function. In this search function, you can do a search by layer or if you know what exactly you are searching for, you can just tick the location depending on what it is. For example, if I want to find places that serves me food, I will just tick food in the search. The search function is able to locate places within your vicinity as well. Just tap on the distance button and you are ready to go.

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There is one hidden trick which is when you begin search on layers, the most frequent search result will be saved under the “Recents” tab. If you need to see your recent search result again, this feature lets you do just that.

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Once you found what you are looking for, you can drill down using the “>” arrow sign to view it on the map to find your way there. The viewing of the map does not require an active Internet or 3G data connection.

What I feel this app is missing are the arrow directions that help you to locate which route to take from your location to the destination. Currently, the app only lets you find the location but you have to pinch in and out from the map to search for your location (the starting point) to see how you need to get there.

It will be great if this feature can be improved by plotting the arrow directions using the GPS to location your location and reference it to your destination.

There is no journey planner in this version compared to the NavFone SG version because Malaysia transport is not that convenient as compared to Singapore. But hopefully, there will be a direction map that can advise your taxi driver to take which path from your current location so you will not have to take detours and pay a heavy Taxi bill next time.

Functionality: 4 /5
Ease of Use: 4 /5
Value for Money: 5 / 5
Type of users Catered for: Tourists going to Malaysia
Overall: 4 /5

Currently, NavFone MY is on sale for $2.99 on iTunes. Get it if you need to travel around Malaysia.

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