Thursday, 24 November 2011

New App Turns GPS-enabled Mobiles Into GPS-navigators

MapmyIndia and Sygic, European navigation software provider, have come together to launch 'MapmyIndia Sygic Mobile Maps, a new application that converts GPS-enabled mobile phones into GPS navigators, allowing seamless travel anywhere in India. The application uses MapmyIndia maps and Sygic software to offer a best GPS navigation solution for mobile phones. 

The application resides completely on the phone and does NOT require GPRS data connection or cellular network to operate. So there are no hidden or recurring charges for using this application. It works seamlessly across the latest GPS phones running Windows Mobile, Symbian, Android and the iPhone.

MapmyIndia Sygic Mobile Maps allow users to search any location across India, and navigate to it, getting live, turn-by-turn voice and map instructions right till their destination.

Currently, the application can be purchased through the MapmyIndia web shop or by calling MapmyIndia Customer Care at 09999333223/4. MapmyIndia will ship a CD, through which users can install the application and maps on their phone. One-time cost for the complete package of turn-by-turn navigation along with India's best maps, all on one's phone, is Rs. 2,490. iPhone users can purchase and download the 'mobile maps India' application at price of US $79.99 from the iTunes app store. MapmyIndia Sygic Mobile Maps will be available for sale at a later date, through MapmyIndia's national distribution network across telecom and IT shops.

With this release, customers can explore 401 cities across India with street-level turn-by-turn directions and information on POIs, as well as national, state or district highways. In addition to navigation maps, MapmyIndia offers India's largest information set on points of interest like budget/premium hotels, petrol pumps, eating joints, ATMs, hospitals as well as tourist and religious spots.

In addition to navigating to these destinations, the interface also allows users to put up POI alerts. Users can ask the application to alert them of POIs along their route at which they would like to stop. Users can store locations as favorites, record GPS logs, add multiple destinations and plan routes between these.

A new feature is the ability to navigate to the phonebook i.e. navigate to addresses stored for people on their contact lists. Store the street address for friends, and you can just choose the contact name to get turn-by-turn directions to their location.

Rakesh Verma, MD, MapmyIndia said, "We have been receiving multiple queries for high quality mobile navigation software. Our latest release of MapmyIndia maps with Sygic now brings the power of MapmyIndia navigation to smartphones with an interface customized for mobile phones. We are excited to combine our strengths with Europe's acclaimed navigation company, Sygic, and are happy to bring to Indian consumers the best maps and navigation solution available for mobile phones today."

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