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Skobbler iOS Navigation App gets Speed Camera Update

Andy Penfold

skobbler has updated its iOS driving app GPS Navigation with speed camera detection and a number of other new features.

As well as the company's patented speed camera alerts, which tell the driver if there is an active stationary speed camera coming up, GPS Navigation 2 also now has the 'sko-Pilot' mode. This tracks your journey whether you need directions or not, making it quick and easy to find alternative routes should the need arise, says skobbler. 

In addition to the new key features, skobbler has added a range of new voices to the app, including Ernie and Bert, The A-Team's Mr T, KITT from Knight Rider, and Stephen Fry. 

Bicycle orientation has been added, with an on-screen route display to complement the key automotive and pedestrian modes, and there's also a new 'avoid toll roads' option. 

"We're very excited about the new developments integrated into GPS Navigation 2, and feel that they will bring us even closer to becoming the ubiquitous orientation aide for iOS users," says Marcus Thielking, co-founder of skobbler. "The sko-Pilot free driving mode means that you can benefit from information on the roads around you even if you haven't plotted a route, making it far easier to select alternative roads in the event of unexpected accidents or delays."

GPS Navigation 2 also offers support for the new iPad's Retina Display and a range of additional countries are now available to download for offline use, including Canada, the US, and South Africa. 

GPS Navigation 2 is available to download from the Apple App Store now, with skobbler set to roll out international versions of the update this week. The app costs £1.49.