TomTom has refreshed its Navigation App for iPhone and iPad with a new user interface, Foursquare integration and constantly updated maps. It'll also automatically check into your favorite hangouts to avoid forgetting to oust your frenemies at your local coffee house. The revised application will also help you avoid French speed traps that don't fall foul of new laws on traffic alerts, with the whole thing playing very nice with the recently announced car kit. The app retails for €70 ($87) in the App Store -- although we're not sure how popular it's going to be if those same features will be bundled in iOS 6.
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We know that iOS 6 will bless iPhone users with some in-house-made mapping, but that hasn't stopped Telenav from bettering its own Scout navigation offering for Apple's favorite handsets. Scout now does offline navigation by letting users download maps of the west, central or eastern United States over WiFi only. Plus, Scout now takes voice commands, so on your next road trip you can tell it to find the nearest Whataburger whether you have cell signal or not. Interested parties can head on over to the App Store to get their download on, but you'll pay for the privilege -- offline navigation costs $9.99 a year or $2.99 a month, though the free, data-dependant version of Scout for iPhone still includes speech recognition. Still not sold? Perhaps the video after the break will persuade you.
Telenav's Scout gives iOS users offline navigation in exchange for ten bucks originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 14 Aug 2012 08:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | App Store | Email this | Comments
02/03/2010 - MWC 2010: Interview with Toni Klinc from Mireo
However, alanysts predict Nokia’s announcement will not be welcomed though by all its mobile operator partners.
21/01/2010 - Nokia to Offer Free Turn-by-Turn Navigation
Nokia makes walk and drive navigation free on its smartphones. Starting today, the company offers a new version of Ovi Maps that includes turn-by-turn navigation with voice guidance for 74 countries, in 46 languages, and traffic information for more than 10 countries, as well as detailed maps for more than 180 countries and 6000 3D landmarks for 200 cities around the world.
Mobiluck is a mobile service that allows users to find friends, places, and even people nearby with their smartphone. If you've got an account on Skype, AIM, or MSN for example, those friends can be included on the Mobiluck system, and their locations relative to yours will be shared and if they are nearby, what a great way to notify them.
When asked if importing of contacts is remainst strictly to chat clients, Oliver Chouraki, CEO of Mobiluck says, “Yes at the moment you can import your MSN and other chat client contacts and we are working on Facebook and Twitter.”
29/10/2009 - Google Enters Navigation Market
It is now official and will completely change the mobile and PND navigation market. Google announced Google Maps Navigation for Android 2.0 devices.
It comes with 3D views, turn-by-turn voice guidance and automatic rerouting, but unlike most navigation systems, the Navigation was built from the ground up to take advantage of the phone's internet connection, as Google claims.
The first phone to have Google Maps Navigation is Motorola’s Droid. It hits the U.S. market next week (Nov. 6th) for $199 on contract.
13/10/2009 - Mobile Navigation Users Increased to 28 Million
According to a new research report by the analyst firm Berg Insight, the number of mobile subscribers downloading navigation routes and turn-by-turn navigation instructions using their mobile handsets increased twofold from H1-2008 to H1-2009 and reached 28 million.
Until 2015, the subscriber base is forecasted to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 33.7 percent to reach 160 million users worldwide.
VIDEO INTERVIEW: Biz-News.com interviewed Ann Meng, Marketing & Sales Manager of Menq International. She presented the company’s star product - mini GPS/GSM tracker with GPRS.
This tiny device shows directly map location on any mobile without installing any software and transmits the SMS message of longitude, latitude and location link to cell phone. It supports indoor orientation, single location reporting and continuous tracking. In case of emergency, help message with location is send to all preset phone numbers.
02/09/2009 - Nokia Launches X6 ‘Comes With Music’ Device
NOKIA WORLD 09. Nokia announced the launch of the new Nokia X6, the latest edition to the company’s Xseries touch-screen device portfolio.
This very slim (14mm) handset features stroke-sensitive, 3.2 inch 16:9 nHD widescreen, that enables to fit 20 shortcuts onto a home screen, 32GB internal memory, 5 megapixels with Carl-Zeiss optics and dual LED flash, built-in features to edit videos and show them on TV or online, GPS with Assisted GPS support, compass and Nokia Ovi Maps.
Nokia has finally launched the N900 – running on the new Maemo 5 latest company’s smartphone, which has evolved from Nokia's previous generation of internet tablets. “The open source, Linux-based Maemo software delivers a PC-like experience on a handset-sized device” says the company’s announcement.
Nokia N900 packs an ARM Cortex-A8 600 MHz processor, up to 1GB of application memory and 3D graphics accelerator with OpenGL ES 2.0 support. The result is, as the company promises, “PC-like multitasking, allowing many applications to run simultaneously.”
These are among the findings of research by Frost & Sullivan which also showed that global positioning system (GPS)-enabled smartphone technology is gaining ground over traditional portable navigation devices (PND) in the Russian navigation and telematics market.
INTERVIEW: Location-based advertising (LBA) is still in its early stages - and has so far mostly been rolled out in European markets, including France, Romania and Germany.
Now TechnoCom has brought a mobile advertising and marketing content delivery platform to the US where it believes the opportunities are huge.
Smartphone.biz-news spoke to Janice Partyka, vice president of external affairs at TechnoCom, about its SpotOn GPS application and plans for combining location-aware advertising with navigation.
Worldwide consumer location-based services (LBS) subscribers and revenue are expected to more than double in 2009.
The growth is being driven by the higher availability of GPS-enabled phones, reduced prices and the appearance of application stores, according to Gartner.
02/07/2009 - iPhone Fuelling Handset Navigation Uptake
The rapidly growing smartphone market is providing a much-needed boost for handset-based turn-by-turn navigation.
While PNDs and in-dash navigation device sales continue to suffer from the economic recession, the number of paying handset-based turn-by-turn navigation users will increase to 26 million by the end of 2010, according to ABI Research.
AmAze's free navigation and local search service is the winner of smartphone-biz.news' Product of the Year 2008 award.
With 41 per cent of the nominations, the turn-by-turn GPS program was the clear winner in a field that included Fring, mobile messaging service Nimbuzz and cellular fixed mobile convergence solution OnRelay MBX.
24/02/2009 - 7 Start-ups To Watch From Mobile World Congress 2009
The big names of the mobile world occupied vast stands at MWC in Barcelona - but some of the most interesting and innovative products, applications and technologies came from start-ups.
Smartphone.biz-news has pulled together some of the enterprising newbies that are likely to make a big impact in the future, including video interviews and photos.
For a start-up like Wizi having Google launch a competing product might seem like the kiss of death. Not so with the Lisbon, Portugal-based developers who have welcomed the launch of Google's Latitude as a way of bringing attention to their instant location sharing application. The free mobile application allows you to share your location instantly by e-mail or SMS.
This year's Mobile World Congress is now underway and already there has been a flurry of announcements and launches from some of the big names lining up in Barcelona.
Vodafone has unveiled a raft of new mobiles, including its first own-branded consumer GPS phone - the Vodafone 835.
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