Telenav Announces Voice Messaging Feature for Scout, Allowing Users More Options to Communicate with Friends While On the Go

June 25, 2015

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Telenav®, Inc. (NASDAQ-GS: TNAV), the industry leader in location-based services, today announced a new voice chat feature to its free Scout mobile application that makes the process of meeting up with friends even easier and more fun.  This new "Walkie Talkie" feature enhances Scout's social navigation capabilities.

Now Scout users can communicate and share information with the people they are meeting, in a manner much quicker than sending a text. Joining friends for dinner, but running late and want to let them know to go ahead and order an appetizer? Just push-to-talk with the updated Scout app, and your friends will hear your message and be able to reply. Going home, and want to let your partner know that the kids should wait up for you? Share your ETA by easily sending a voice message, connecting with the ones that matter most in your life.

"When people are going places, more often than not there are other people involved - whether it's meeting friends at a destination, or simply going home to family," said Rohan Chandran, General Manager of Telenav's Mobile division. "And once people are involved, there's a fundamental need for communication. We started out with the simplest piece of information-sharing, to answer 'when will you get there?' We're now introducing the ability to easily communicate with the people that matter. We're committed to making the navigation experience more effective, more meaningful, and a lot more fun, and these are just the first steps along that path."

Scout users already have the ability to easily create an event, contact and invite friends, choose a location, communicate updates with the group (via text chat) and navigate to the destination with live traffic updates and voice guided turn-by-turn directions. With Scout, users spend less time managing a variety of tools and applications to connect with people to plan an event and more time actually enjoying the journey. Scout also provides the most up-to-date routes, harnessing the power of over 2 million OpenStreetMap editors, as well as Telenav's 15 years of expertise in mobile navigation.

Voice chat is available today for Scout users on Android mobile devices, with a version for iPhone mobile devices to be released in July. This capability is part of Scout's new design updates, which were also released earlier this month, making the app more intuitive and easier to use.

To learn more about Scout, please visit: www.scoutgps.com

About Telenav

Telenav is a leading provider of connected car and location-based services, focused on transforming life on the go for people - before, during, and after every drive. Leveraging our location platform, we enable our customers to deliver custom connected car and mobile experiences. Fortune 500 advertisers and local advertisers can now reach millions of users with Telenav’s highly-targeted advertising platform. To learn more about how Telenav’s location platform powers personalized navigation, mapping, big data intelligence, social driving, and location-based advertising, visit www.telenav.com.

Telenav is a leading provider of connected car and location-based services, focused on transforming life on the go for people - before, during, and after every drive. Leveraging our location platform, we enable our customers to deliver custom connected car and mobile experiences. To learn more about how Telenav’s location platform powers personalized navigation, mapping, big data intelligence, social driving, and location-based advertising, visit www.telenav.com.

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