The folks at NDrive have pinged us about version 11 of their GPS navigation software for Android. NDrive aims to be more than your average GPS companion as they aim to provide features to make your driving experience more social and to make it easier to discover what’s currently surrounding you.
Facebook and Foursquare integration lets you update your friends on where you’re headed without having to leave the application. Not only is it great for an uninterrupted driving session, but it helps make that task more safe by allowing you to update your location in a few clicks as possible.
They’ve also incorporated deals – in real time, it’ll show you who has the best deals going on where you’re driving. Imagine going to work and seeing that your favorite coffee shop is giving away a cup of java. A quick turn into their driveway wouldn’t hurt at all. And then there’s everything else you’d expect in a modern navigation experience.
Real-time traffic updates will automatically reroute you to get you to your destination in the fastest time possible. Live weather conditions will help you determine whether or not you should be driving or if you should be driving with more care than usual. Lane assistance will make sure you’re in the right lane at the right time for those upcoming exits. And there is way too much more to list here.
You can take a look at the video above which gives a thorough breakdown of what you can expect. No, it’s not free like Google maps, but these premium offerings often offer much more than Google Maps can, and NDRIVE seems to deliver here. The cost of admission is 19.99 euros, but there’s a way you can get it for free – tell us how you would make your GPS experience more social or more personal to you.
Simply leave a comment in the comments section below with your answer and we’ll choose 5 winners to receive a free copy. (Be sure to use your real email address as we’ll need this to contact the winners after the contest period has ended.) We’ll only need to gather your IMEI number so that the folks at NDRIVE can grant you your complimentary license to download the full version of their application.
The contest is open to any readers in the United States and the United Kingdom. The contest period ends on Monday, April 11th, 2011 at 11:59pm eastern time so be sure to get those entries in before the weekend is over.
As a bonus, NDrive is holding a different sort of contest on their Facebook page. It’s called “Look at Me Mom” and challenges the user to go back to a special place that they’re passionate about. Drive back to that place and – from within NDrive – update your Facebook friends and NDrive with what makes it special to you. You’ll be entered to win a high-end smartphone after the contest period ends which is April 23rd. Check their Facebook page out for more details.
And that’s not all – if you can’t seem to win anything from any of these contest, you can still get in on a great deal. You travelers out there can take advantage of buy one, get one free. Just show proof of purchase of any region you buy and you’ll get another region of your choice. It’s great for people who travel to a certain different country often.
If that all sounds good to you then be sure to take your own stab at things in the comment section below. Remember, there is no “best” answer as we’re choosing winners randomly. (But make sure your response is appropriate to the contest rules.) Go on, get started!