Sygic Aura Drive 3D navigation for the iPhone released in USA & Canada – the first nav app to use the 3D acceleration chip of the iPhone

June 23, 2010 

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Sygic Aura Drive for the iPhone has arrived in North America! The app turns the iPhone into full featured navigation device for both pedestrian and in-car use. Sygic Aura Drive is the first navigation that utilizes the 3D acceleration built into the chip of the iPhone, resulting in a stunning 3D rendering speed and an unchallenged user experience.

Sygic Aura Drive is the most complete navigation for iPhone, based on a brand new product concept that challenges today's navigation and LBS industry, and at the same time the first one introducing new technologies. Users can look forward to smooth running 3D maps, pre-installed rich information content and social networking abilities.

Voice guided turn-by-turn car navigation, travel guides, location based wiki information, pedestrian mode, social network, 3D maps, attractive landmarks and enriched mountain data – all this is under one roof of Sygic AURA Drive. „Where others compete by price reduction, Sygic is strongly focused on bringing differentiation and new ideas on the market“, said Michal Stencl, Sygic's CEO. He adds: „Fast route calculation and fluent map rendering on the go, as well as smooth zooming and map movement, especially in the demanding 3D graphical environment, were the basic preconditions when we were building this product, and the app as well as the iPhone processor handles them excellently.“

The introductory price for any of the packages is 14,99 and it is valid until July 15, 2010 in the US and until July 31st in Canada, after this date, regular price of USD 39.99 per app will apply.

Link to Sygic Aura Drive US West:
http://itunes.apple.com/…/id375735155?mt=8

Link to Sygic Aura Drive US East:
http://itunes.apple.com/…/id375737864?mt=8

Link to Sygic Aura Drive Canada:
http://itunes.apple.com/…/id377703826?mt=8 

Sygic Aura Drive US West – maps included (map source Tele Atlas): Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South, Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wyoming.
Sygic Aura Drive US East  – maps included (map source Tele Atlas): Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin.

The extensive list of cities with 3D coverage and city guides is available in iTunes description via the links above.

Video, more information and more screenshots:  http://sygic.aura.com

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Images – Drive, Walk & Meet with Aura Drive:
Car navigation mode of Sygic Aura Drive:

Sygic Aura _US Boston drive Sygic Aura _US San Francisco drive   

Pedestrian mode of Sygic Aura Drive:

  Sygic Aura _US Philadelphia walk Sygic Aura _US Santa Clara walk

Basic features of Sygic Aura Drive at a glance:

 Sygic Aura _ Drive with confidence

 Sygic Aura _ Walk and explore the city

Sygic Aura _ Meet your friends  

Sygic Aura _ Pre-installed city guides and wiki

Sygic Aura _ On-board and connected; 3D Terrain


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

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Sygic logoSygic 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 has just got live at iPhone and it will be launched on further platforms in short time. Sygic's GPS/LBS software is delivered worldwide in English, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Russian, Italian, and 20 other languages.
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