November 24, 2009
Sygic is preparing the launch of the real-time traffic information service add-on to its turn-by-turn navigation software Mobile Maps for iPhone at the beginning of 2010.
„Traffic information service has definitely been among the features most discussed by our users recently. We are happy to state, that we have finalized the technical part of it, i.e. enabling the traffic info service client run in the application. At this moment, we are in negotiations with the providers of this kind of service in different countries and we trust to finish these within a few weeks, so that we can launch the real-time Traffic feature for iPhone app at the beginning of 2010.“ says Michal Stencl, CEO, Sygic.
The benefits of real-time traffic information are undeniable in today's mobile society: being informed and making the right choice of route saves time and fuel, protects the environment and last but not least, avoids getting exposed to the risk of participating in or causing further traffic incidents, which is a common reality of congested traffic situation.
Receiving up-to-date information about traffic incidents (where available) and depicting them on maps in real-time provides the driver with a detailed picture of where traffic incidents, accidents, road works, or congestion zones – illustrated by relevant route parts coloured according to the degree of the congestion – are located on the selected route. Based on this, the driver can decide to avoid them by using an alternative route. In order to do this, the navigation application is supportive again and features either automatic or manual rerouting option in order to instantly calculate the best new route to the destination.
Sygic Mobile Maps real-time Traffic information service add-on feature is planned to be available for iPhone in three subscription models to suit all needs – monthly, annual or life-time. More information about pricing and where/how to buy will be available once negotiations with data providers will be finalized.
Sygic Mobile Maps is a turn-by-turn voice guided navigation software that converts mobile phones into full-featured navigation devices. It is fully operable on hundreds of mobile phones and smartphones running major mobile operation systems, incl. iPhone, Symbian, Android and Windows Mobile, incl. Windows Mobile 6.5. It also supports various PDA, PND and MID devices based on Windows CE, Windows XP/Vista or Linux. It is compatible with Nokia Maemo 5 OS and this version will be ready for purchase from the Sygic online shop by the end of 2009. Sygic Mobile Maps is available for following regions: Australia & New Zealand, South East Asia (incl. Brunei, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia), Gulf Countries (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates), Russia, Complete Europe, UK/ Ireland, North America (incl. USA, Canada & Mexico), US, Colombia & Brazil.
Sygic 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.
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