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    No more navigation with Nav4All?!



    According to this announcement Nav4All with more than 27 million users has to shut down its services. As you can see above it is again a licensing issue with a subsidiary of Nokia that provides the map data. It doesn't sound like the end of Nav4All, just a very big inconvenience in that they will now need to implement map data from another supplier.
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    I take it this has come about because NOKIA is now offering all of its customers free (yes free) navigation services of its own?

    Its a pity for NAV4ALL and its customers. But I did use it once in the UK and it was not up to much. I soon deleted it from my STORM.

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    Could be. Strange, something similar happened to Skobbler, the free nav service, they were forced to change card supplier as well - and at the same time they've stopped support for Blackberry


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    Quote Originally Posted by breiti View Post
    According to this announcement Nav4All with more than 27 million users has to shut down its services. As you can see above it is again a licensing issue with a subsidiary of Nokia that provides the map data. It doesn't sound like the end of Nav4All, just a very big inconvenience in that they will now need to implement map data from another supplier.

    I don't think we will be seeing much more from them.. The email I got suggested that it is not possible to rebase to a new map source:

    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 theglobal navigation of Nav4All and the Tracking & Tracing will go offline in 3 days. The reason for the same is that the data licenceagreement 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, SonyEricsson, 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, Moroccoand 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


    The text of this e-mail will be available on our website as soon aspossible in the following languages: Dutch, French, German, Italian,Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Arabic, Russian, and Indonesian.
    Last edited by travisn000; 02-02-2010 at 12:29 PM.

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    Well, they are saying "not possible [...] within the short term" - so maybe... hopefully...


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