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Silver Navigator Get Updated: Adds Local Searches

May 20, 2011 No Comments

Silver Navigator

The silver Navigator as just been updated and not only have they squashed a few bugs but they added local searches as one of their features. Not bad at all and should hold us until Mango (since turn by turn navigation will be added to the actual OS).

Local Searches:  (might not be available in all countries)

  • hotels
  • restaurants
  • shops

Also added

  • Map rotation
  • voices volume increased
  • minor bug fixes

App info:

Silver Navigator is the very first navigation software for the Windows Phone 7. It´s a full navigation device, with turn by turn indications, that extends the functionalities found on the Bing Maps system.


  • Turn by turn navigation and Access to world-wide maps and routes through Bing Maps systems
  • On-screen indication of the next step in the route (including distance remaining), and on-screen status bar, including: current speed, distance to destination, receiver accuracy, trip time, etc
  • Navigation modes supported: Spelling the destination (full/partial address, name of city,…), Point in the map (clicking in the desired destination) and List of recent destinations used.
  • Automatic re-calculation of route and automatic recovery of last route used
  • Arrow indicator for current position and traveling direction
  • Support for both Landscape and Portrait modes
  • Support for both Road Mode (maps) and Aerial pictures
  • Support for zooming both by finger gestures and by zoom buttons, including an auto-zooming mode, that centers in your current position automatically
  • Utility to find the address of current position
  • Includes a tab page to show your route details
  • Locates the current position by both GPS or CELL geo-localization
  • Includes linked mode (map follows your position automatically) and free mode (allows you to freely move through map)
  • Units supported: Kilometers and Miles

Languages supported for maps, labels and indications:

Czech, Danish, Dutch, English (U.S., Australia, Canada and U.K. versions), Finnish, French (France and Canada versions), German, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Portuguese (Portugal and Brazil versions), Spanish (Spain and U.S. versions) and Swedish

  • Languages supported for the User Interface: English and Spanish

Specifications and requirements:

  • BingMaps-based
  • Data connection needed, to communicate with maps and routes server

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