What is NaviCon?

NaviCon is a hub application which is able to send information on locations searched using smartphone applications or on websites to compatible car navigation systems.
Both the iOS and Android versions can be used free of charge.
For details, visit our website https://navicon.com/ .

Popularity of NaviCon-Compatible Car Navigation Systems

There are more than 350 car navigation system models supporting NaviCon that have been released by Japanese car navigation system manufacturers.
Location information can be sent to over 7 million car navigation systems via NaviCon.

What is NaviConURL?

NaviConURL is a URL scheme (API) which starts the NaviCon application from the customer's application or website, and sends the desired location information.
By embedding the URL generated in this service in the link button of the application or website, location information can be sent to the car navigation system via NaviCon by just one click.

Types of NaviConURLs

There are two types of NaviConURLs. Please use them according to your purpose of use.

Type Open type Secure type
Main purpose Location information for personal use, consumer use, disclosed to the public, non-copyrighted position information Location information for corporate use, for use in member services and by specific members, location information protected by copyright
Using conditions ・Data format for public disclosure
・No stealth mode
(automatic transfer)
・Secondary usage by Navicon or third parties
・Restriction on number of generations 1000 times/month
(To be discussed separately if exceeded continuously)
・Encryption data format
・Stealth mode
(automatic transfer)
・No data storage, no secondary use
・No restriction on number generated
Fees Free Charged
How to Generate NaviConURL

This service allows codes to be generated in two ways.

Method Manually using a web tool Automatically by WebAPI
Main purposes Suitable for easily generating the NaviConURLs of a few locations on personal and corporate websites. Suitable for generating the NaviConURLs of large number of locations dynamically for magazines, guidebooks, applications, etc.
Sophisticated functions not found in the manual generation tool are available.
How to Use Enter the location information according to the instructions on the screen. The NaviConURL (text) will be displayed. Copy and use it. Send location information according to the API specifications to acquire NaviConURL in JSON format.
Illustration of Use
NaviConURL items which can be set

The settings items which can be used differ between the Web tool (manual) and WebAPI (automatic).

Item Description Web
Tool
Web
API
Location name Displayed name of place.
Location coordinates / scale Location coordinates/map scale
Telephone number Telephone number of place. (Optional)
Designation of several locations Up to five locations can be specified in sequence all at once. ×
Starting message When NaviCon is started, an on-screen message can be displayed on the map. ×
Stealth mode Sends location information directly to the car navigation system without operating NaviCon.
(Only the secure type can be specified.)
×
Return address URL The URL of the return address can be specified after sending location information. ×
Equipment authentication key Can limited transmission of information to only certain on-vehicle devices. ×
Procedure for generating NaviConURL

You can generate NaviConURLs at this website using the following procedure.
If using an API, ƒ③ and „④ will be carried out automatically.

Register as member Register as member

Register your personal or corporate email address. You will receive a member ID for login.
Register your purpose Register your purpose

Register the purpose of using MapQR (for printed matter, website, application, etc.)
If you are using MapQR for several purposes, please register for each one individually.
After issuing the member ID, you can generate/manage/edit codes according to purpose.
Enter location information Enter location information

Enter the information of the facility at the location for which the code is to be issued (name, photo, description, etc.).
Based on the information entered, NaviConURL character string will be generated automatically.
If using the manual tool, the generated character string will be displayed on the screen.
Copy & Paste Copy & Paste

Copy the generated NaviConURL character string, and paste to the website link and mail text.
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Fees for using NaviConURL

Anyone can use the open type/secure type by registering as members.

The open type is basically free of charge.
However, user continuing to use it over 1000 times/month, please let us discuss the fees separately.

The secure type is free during the free trial period. Those who wish to continue using the service after this period will need to pay usage fees.
Currently, we are having a campaign which extends the usual one-month free-of-charge period to six months.

Discounts are given for the usage fees for the secure type according to the number of uses at the start of use.

No. of codes currently used Usage fees (annual) excluding tax
1st use 150,000 yen
2st use 100,000 yen
3rd use and more 50,000 yen
Payment example
For the payment for ④ in the
right drawing, at this point, two
‚‚② and ③ƒ are being used. Consequently,
the prices for the 3rd use is applied.

You can choose to pay by code or by purpose.
Payment methods include credit card and bank transfer( Pay–easy ).

Example of using NaviConURL at a smartphone site

DENSO location information
https://www.denso.com/jp/ja/about-us.html

Mazda Infinity Aomori dealer information
http://www.enfini-aomori.co.jp/sp/

Mitsubishi Motors Starry Sky Project
http://www.mitsubishi-motors.com/jp/events/star/