Text-to-speech coming to Sygic Mobile Maps for iPhone for North America, Australia and New Zealand

August 26, 2009

iphoneiconText-to-speech and navigate to contacts function are some of the major Sygic's turn-by-turn voice guideed navigation application update features to be submitted to iTunes for approval shortly.


iPhone users of Sygic's turn-by-turn voice guided navigation application can look forward to a set of new features and enhancements coming in the next update of the app at iTunes App Store. After the update is approved by the iTunes team, the automatic notification will encourage the iPhone owner to download the update. This is highly recommended, as it is for free and it will bring following great features:

  • text-to-speech, i.e. voice guidance announcing the name of the next street or road in North America, Australia and New Zealand

  • ability to choose addresses straight from iPhone contacts and navigate to them

  • smooth fading out of the music playback before the voice instructions

  • enhanced GPS lock, now faster than ever

  • smoother position display when moving on the route

  • navigation automatically resumes after completion of phone call, without the need to tap the ‚Accept' button anymore


We are constantly listening to customer feedback and we have understood, that text-to-speech and navigate to iPhone contacts option are now the most desired features to make the app as much user-friendly and safe when using on the road as possible. We are very thankful for all the comments posted on different fora, to our support line, at iTunes as well as via our Facebook page and SygicOfficial Twitter account. Our approach is respond to every individual, and we hope with this update we‘ll please many of our fans en bloc.' says Anna Hurbanic, Sygic's PR Manager.

After passing the approval procedure of iTunes team, the full update will be available to following regional apps: Australia & New Zealand, North America (incl. USA, Canada & Mexico), and USA.

Further available regions on iTunes will be updated with all features above except the text-to-speech function.

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Sygic Mobile Maps navigation application is also available for mobile phones based on Windows and Symbian platforms (over 150 approved mobile phones and smartphones) – for info visit Sygic web pages www.sygic.com.

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