Sygic iPhone navigation apps updated with free map update and more

November 20, 2009

iPhone_LASygic Mobile Maps navigation app for iPhone has just receivedan extensive update including new maps, speed limits, POIs and signposts. The updated apps for North America, Europe and Russia are already live at iTunes, and available as a free download to all users who are already using the application. The rest of the regional apps are under review and the new versions will appear in iTunes App Store within short time.

Christmas has come earlier this year at iTunes :-). As the most valuable and distinctive gift specially for iPhone users of Mobile Maps, we are providing them with a free map update with improved road coverage, house numbers coverage, updated speed limits, new restaurants and other points of interest as well as updated signposts. There are also other important additions and enhancements, which are general, as well as region specific. In many cases, the improvements have been a result of our customers' feedback which we are very thankful for.“ says Anna Hurbanic, Sygic's PR Manager


Full list of updated and added features (it is also available in iTunes description):

… and specifically in related regions:

Mobile Maps North America & US:

  • New maps added in Mexico covering Tlahuac, Chimalhuacan and Cuernavaca.
  • No need to select the state each time when setting destination.
  • The application will not keep instructing you to go straight ahead on a straight route.

Mobile Maps Europe:

  • Greece and Ukraine added to the package

Mobile Maps Russia:

  • added inter-passage roads enabling door-to-door navigation in apartment blocks
  • added thousands of new restaurants, petrol stations and other points of interest

Mobile Maps Australia & New Zealand:

  • *Free map update is limited to navigation now enabled via Tasman Bridge, Hume Highway and Lane Cove Tunnel.
  • Added 200.000 new restaurants, petrol stations and other points of interest

Mobile Maps South East Asia:

  • added 100% road coverage of Brunei for street level navigation
  • added thousands of new restaurants, petrol stations and other points of interest
  • added Chinese instruction voices (Mandarin, Cantonese and Taiwanese), Chinese user interface languages (Traditional and Simplified) and Chinese text input (Zhu Yin and Pin Yin)


Available regions for iPhone, Windows Mobile, Symbian & Android phones:
Australia & New Zealand, South East Asia (incl. Brunei, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia), Brazil, Colombia, North America (incl. USA, Canada & Mexico), US, Complete Europe, UK & Ireland, Russia and Gulf Countries (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates).
Sygic Mobile Maps is compatible with Nokia Maemo 5 OS and the product will be available from Sygic web site e-shop by the end of 2009.

 

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Contact for media information: Anna Hurbanic, PR Manager, ahurbanic@sygic.com

About Sygic
 www.sygic.com

logo_Sygic_whiteSygic develops and sells turn-by-turn voice guided GPS navigation for a wide range of mobile devices. Sygic delivers its GPS software worldwide in more than 20 languages, including Chinese, Arabic, Farsi, Malay, Greece, Russian and nearly all European languages, working together with map providers to support maps for all regions. Sygic cooperates strongly with leading PND, phone and PMP manufactures worldwide to bring the latest technology to the market. Sygic supports major OS's: iPhone, Symbian, Android, Windows Mobile, Windows CE, Windows XP/Vista and Linux, and its applications have been approved on more than 200 devices.

Sygic's major competitive advantages are based on navigation experience from professionals: intuitive user interface, fast rendering and route calculation, low demand on processors and memory, automatic screen resolution adaptation, smart recognition and self-setting to keyboard or touch screen operation and above all the multiplatform engine, all this to make the application start quickly and run smoothly on any device.

The company was founded in 2004 with a vision to operate as a strong, technically oriented company in order to bring innovative products for the LBS/ Navigation market.

Sygic and the Sygic logo are registered trademarks of Sygic