May 15, 2012
Sunnyvale, California — May 15, 2012 — Telenav, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNAV), the leader in personalized navigation, today announced that Scout has received two industry awards for excellence in mobile GPS navigation.
At International CTIA WIRELESS 2012 earlier this month in New Orleans, Scout received the first place Emerging Technology (E-Tech) award for Mobile apps under the Productivity, Utility and Public Safety category. In its seventh year, the CTIA E-Tech Awards honored the industry's most innovative wireless products and services in the areas of mobile apps, consumer electronics, enterprise and vertical markets and infrastructure. A panel of media and industry analysts sorted through nearly 250 entries and judged winners in 15 categories based on innovation, functionality, technological importance, implementation and overall "wow" factor.
Scout was also recently named the 2012 Award of Excellence winner for Maps/Navigation in the Mobile Apps category by the International Academy of Visual Arts (IAVA) as part of its annual international Communicator Awards program. The Communicator Awards are sanctioned and judged by the IAVA, an invitation-only body consisting of professionals from acclaimed media, communications, advertising, creative and marketing firms. According to the judges, the Award of Excellence is the program's highest honor and is given to those entries whose ability to communicate positions them as the best in the field.
"It is an honor to be recognized by these two organizations and their respective judges," said HP Jin, president, CEO and co-founder of Telenav. "Our team has worked hard to build products that we believe are innovative and useful on a daily basis. It is always rewarding to be acknowledged as such by respected third party industry experts."
Scout is the first daily personal navigator to be seamlessly accessible across the web, smartphones, and in-car systems, offering users an easy and consistent navigation and discovery experience no matter where they are. Scout goes beyond A-to-B navigation apps by providing personalized information about where to go, when to leave, how to get there, and things to do upon arrival. Scout is currently available on the Apple App Store and on the web at Scout.me. Later this year, Scout will be available on Android devices as well as in cars through Ford SYNC® AppLink™.
Telenav’s mission is to help make people’s lives easier, less stressful, more fun, and more productive while they are on the go. Our personalized navigation services help people make faster and smarter daily decisions about where to go, when to leave, how to get there, and what to do when they arrive. We have 32 million subscribers worldwide — connecting with us from mobile phones, tablets, computers, cars and developer applications. Our customers have scouted over 1.5 billion personal journeys since 2007.
We aim to be everywhere people need us. Our partners are wireless carriers, automobile manufacturers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), app developers, advertisers and agencies, as well as enterprises large and small. Our partners include AT&T, Bell Mobility, Boost Mobile, China Mobile, Ford, MapmyIndia, NII Holdings, QNX Software Systems, Rogers, Sony, Sprint Nextel, Telcel, T-Mobile UK, T-Mobile US, U.S. Cellular, Verizon Wireless and Vivo Brazil. You can also find us in mobile app stores and on the web at www.telenav.com and www.scout.me.