Navigation specialist Navigon has realised how convenient it might be to provide turn-by-turn directions to a location generated in an iPhone application such as restaurant reviews or city guides.
And so the company has provided AppInteract, an API that makes it easy for developers to link their apps to Navigon MobileNavigator.
"For example, if you find a restaurant in an app that has implemented our AppInteract interface, you can get turn-by-turn directions to a chosen place instantly," said Gerhard Mayr, vice-president worldwide mobile phones and new markets at Navigon.
It seems that all the calling app has to do is open a navigon: URL that specifies the required address or coordinates.
What does a third-party developer have to say about AppInteract? Find out on page 2.
"Users can launch their MobileNavigator directly from the Where To? 2.5 application and are guided to the chosen point of interest. Location Based Services and real turn-by-turn navigation perfectly match and fit with our vision of a collaborative and linked application environment," added Gentz.
Where To? is a $A3.99 app that identifies nearby points of interest in a variety of categories including Food & Drink and Entertainment.