Aug. 14, 2012
Sunnyvale, California — Aug 14, 2012 — Telenav®, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNAV), the leader in personalized navigation, published today an update to Scout™ in the Apple® App Store, to include Always There Navigation, downloadable offline navigation that provides GPS navigation service at all times, regardless of whether or not drivers are in wireless coverage. Scout also now comes with free speech recognition, allowing users to conduct hands-free local business and address searches with voice commands.
"When you are driving in an unfamiliar area, the last thing you want to worry about is losing your GPS navigation if you drive out of wireless coverage and take a wrong turn. With our latest version, we are ensuring that this will no longer be a concern for our users," said Ryan Drake, Scout product manager at Telenav. "Scout will guide you anywhere, anytime — with or without wireless coverage."
Scout’s Always There Navigation is now available for download by U.S. region — Western, Central or Eastern. With a simple download, Scout's voice-guided, turn-by-turn navigation service is now accessible with or without wireless coverage. Customers always have the option of downloading different regions at any time to ensure they will have GPS navigation if they are traveling.
"We originally launched offline navigation last year as part of the AT&T Navigator iPhone app," continued Drake. "It's been a popular feature that we are now very happy to offer to our Scout iPhone customers."
With the addition of speech recognition, Scout makes it safer, faster and simpler to search for nearby destinations. With the touch of one button, a user can activate voice commands and hands-free search and begin speaking to Scout immediately with any command, such as "Find Starbucks" or "Drive Home." Based on each voice query, Scout will either find nearby results or create the best route summaries based on traffic and current location.
Download Scout Today
The updated Scout for iPhone is available today in the Apple® App Store. The lowest priced option currently available for iPhones, offline navigation is available for $9.99 per year or $2.99 per month and includes additional premium features. Telenav offers a free 30-day trial for new customers. Speech recognition is available to all users as part of the free version of Scout for iPhone.
A video of new features is available online.
Screenshots are available on the Telenav Flickr page.
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 approximately 34 million users worldwide—connecting with us from mobile phones, tablets, computers, cars and developer applications. Our customers have scouted more than 1.6 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, Delphi, Ford, 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.
The Blueshirt Group (for Telenav)