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Glad I didn't buy Nav4All

Discussion in 'Android Applications' started by wingdo, Mar 3, 2010.

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    I did a trial of Nav4All on either my Cliq (which was returned) or my Droid (before G-Nav) can't recall which. I thought the app was pricey for what it did. Glad I didn't buy it as I received this e-mail a couple days ago:

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 28-01-2010 16:30 GMT+1

    Subject: Nav4All navigation shut down by Navteq

    Letter to 27,625,631 Nav4All navigation customers

    Dear Customers,

    It is with the deepest regret that we hereby notify you that the
    global navigation of Nav4All and the Tracking & Tracing will go
    offline in 3 days. The reason for the same is that the data licence
    agreement with Navteq (a 100% Nokia subsidiary) was not extended, in
    a totally unexpected manner. It is not possible to implement data
    from another supplier in our Nav4All systems within the short term.
    The Nav4All navigation system was developed for Navteq data. Nav4All
    has therefore been constrained to stop.

    We greatly regret the fact that we have to suspend the operation of
    our service. With your help, we have developed Nav4All into a global
    product with 27.5 million users in 56 languages, in 5 years. This has
    made Nav4All the largest navigation supplier. This large number of
    users also has to do with the fact that Nav4All works on hundreds of
    different mobile telephones of many makes such as Blackberry, Sony
    Ericsson, Samsung, Motorola, Android, HTC, Nokia, LG, Iphone, Ipod
    etc.

    After 5 years of testing and market development, we witnessed rapid -
    in fact, exponential - growth during the last two years. That growth
    was reported in the licence reports to Navteq. In mid-December 2009,
    the global coverage was extended to include the Philippines, Morocco
    and Kenya.

    Please contact the Nav4All support desk in case you have any
    questions: Nav4All - Free GPS navigation for your mobile phone!. If there is any further
    information from Nav4All concerning the subject of this letter, the
    same will be published on our website: Nav4All - Free gps navigation for your mobile phone!. For reasons
    of privacy, Nav4All does not have the email addresses of all its
    customers, and we therefore request you to forward this email to the
    maximum extent possible, in order to ensure that everyone is
    informed.

    Kind Regards,

    Hennie J.M. Groot Koerkamp (CEO)

    Nav4All BV

    Keizersgracht 62-64

    1015 CS Amsterdam NL