Sygic Aura 2.0 for iPhone - real revolution brought about by user feedback

November 2, 2010

 Aura 2.0 on the iPhone

Sygic Aura 2.0 car navigation app for iPhone brings new features, like support for multitasking, Retina display and iPad, new battery management, real-time traffic and many improvements based on user collected feedback in a free update that is going live on iTunes around the world. 

The iPhone user was in the center of every single decision that led to the new user interface of Aura 2.0. "We have learned that the iPhone user just wants to have iPhone interface and there is no way around it. iPhonising the user interface with integrated iPhone keyboard, items and workflow was one of our primary tasks. Features like Retina display, multitasking, battery management or iPad support are now part of Aura,'' says Samo Jurdik, Product Marketing Manager of Sygic.

Sygic Aura 2.0 comes with primary focus on the driver, bringing enhanced comfort and safety of use with features like improved lane assistant visibility, new battery management, real-time traffic service, travel book, multi-stop route planning, faster address search and a quick access to a predefined home location or a route summary. Sygic Aura 2.0 is using a superb search engine that is able to find address by typing in a street name without knowing the city.  

"We made mistakes, but we believe in the revolutionary concept and technology behind Aura. We know, that there is a long way we have to go to be perfect, but we are ready, and we will continue bringing further updates. We have taken user feedback very seriously and Aura 2.0 is a better app today thanks to our users. Many, many thanks.'' says Michal Stencl, CEO of Sygic.

Selected new features and improvements in Aura 2.0:
- Multitasking
- Native iPhone keyboard
- Support for Retina display and iPad display
- Added iOS3 support for iPhone 3G and for iPad
- Street-first address search
- Multi-stop route planning
- Improved lane assistant visibility
- New options for Battery management
- Real-time Traffic Service (subscription available at Sygic.com/shop)
- Travel Book with statistics, graphs and altitude profiles
- Sending of geo-tagged messages and statuses to Facebook
- Direct search for points of interest without knowing the category
- Intelligent recognition of a desired route when not adhering to originally planned route
- Fast access to Home address & Route summary
- Improved management of Favorites
- Integrated stopwatch for outdoor activities

Sygic Aura 2.0 is a free update for Sygic Aura applications and it is getting live on iTunes around the world these days.

Screenshots from Sygic Aura 2.0:

Aura 2.0 on the iPhone - traffic service Aura 2.0. on the iPhone - multistop, travel book

Aura 2.0. on the iPhone - keyboard, street-to-city search Aura 2.0. on the iPhone - stopwatch, elevation

Aura 2.0. on the iPhone - share status on FB

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http://www.sygic.com/…library.html : images and screenshots from Sygic Aura
http://aura.sygic.com : video, more information and images
http://aura.sygic.com/feedback.html : Aura user forum to suggest and vote for features


Media contact: Anna Hurbanic, PR Manager, ahurbanic@sygic.com


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Sygic develops, markets and sells innovative, location-based products and turn-by-turn voice-guided GPS navigation software. Sygic Mobile Maps applications are present across more than 200 types of devices and operating systems such as the iPhone, Symbian, Maemo, Android, Windows Mobile, Windows CE, Windows XP/Vista and Linux. The revolutionary Sygic Aura is available for iPhone and it under preparation on further platforms. Sygic's GPS/LBS software is delivered worldwide in English, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Russian, Italian, and 20 other languages.
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