Turn-by-turn navigation app Mobile Maps India available for all major mobile phone platforms, ranks as no.1 top paid nav app at iTunes in India

December 4, 2009

top_indiaSygic and MapmyIndia, India's leading map provider, have come together to launch ‚MapmyIndia Sygic Mobile Maps‘. The application converts GPS-enabled mobile phones into GPS navigators, allowing seamless travel anywhere in India. The application uses the highly accurate MapmyIndia maps with the power of Sygic software to offer the best GPS navigation solution for mobile phones. It has already become the number 1 grossing mobile application and number 1 top paid navigation app on iPhone iTunes App Store in India.

The application resides completely on the phone and does NOT require GPRS data connection or cellular network to operate. Hence, there are no hidden or recurring charges for using this application. MapmyIndia Sygic Mobile Maps works seamlessly across the popular and latest GPS phones running Windows Mobile, Symbian, Android and the iPhone.

MapmyIndia Sygic Mobile Maps allow users to search any location across India, and navigate to it, getting turn-by-turn voice and map instructions right till their destination.

Currently, MapmyIndia Sygic Mobile Maps can be purchased through the MapmyIndia web shop (http://inav.mapmyindia.com) or by calling MapmyIndia Customer Care at 09999333223/4. MapmyIndia will ship a CD, through which users can install the application and maps on their phone. One-time cost for the complete package of turn-by-turn navigation along with India's best maps, all on one's phone, is Rs 2,490/-. There are no hidden or recurring charges. iPhone users can purchase and download the ‚mobile maps India‘ application at price of US $79.99 from the iTunes app store.

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In the near future, MapmyIndia Sygic Mobile Maps will be available for sale through MapmyIndia's na­tional distribution network across telecom and IT shops, as well as via Sygic web site e-shop.

With this release, customers can explore 401 cities across India with street-level turn-by-turn directions and information on POIs, as well as national, state or district highways. In addition to navigation maps, MapmyIndia offers India's largest information set on points of interest like budget/premium hotels, petrol pumps, eating joints, ATMs, hospitals as well as tourist and religious spots.

In addition to navigating to these destinations, the interface also allows users to put up POI alerts. Users can ask the application to alert them of POIs along their route that they would like to stop at – an extremely useful feature when you want to figure out where the next ATM or petrol pump is while driving. Users can store locations as favorites, add multiple destinations and plan routes between these.

A unique feature that will delight iPhone users of MapmyIndia Sygic mobile maps is the ability to navigate to their phonebook i.e. navigate to addresses stored for people on their contact lists. Store the street address for your friends, and you can just choose the contact name to get turn-by-turn directions to their location.

 

Says Rakesh Verma, MD, MapmyIndia: „We have been receiving multiple queries for high quality mobile navigation software. Our latest release of MapmyIndia maps with Sygic now brings the power of MapmyIndia navigation to smartphones with an interface customized for mobile phones. We are excited to combine our strengths with Europe's acclaimed navigation company, Sygic, and are happy to bring to Indian consumers the best maps and navigation solution available for mobile phones today.“

„We've been very pleased to work with a strong partner in the region – the leading map provider MapMyIndia and we are very glad about the result – it is thrilling to see the application quickly becoming the number one top paid navigation app and top grossing app on Apple iTunes in India, while we are bringing the same experience and quality of navigation to the users of virtually all popular GPS-enabled mobile phones, like for example from Nokia, HTC, Sony Ericsson, and many more“. adds Anna Hurbanic, Sygic's PR Manager.


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Mobile Maps is a proven application on a range of more than 150 mobile phones and smartphones. It 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

Features & benefits:
  • latest maps included on-board of the phone
  • crisp-clear catchy graphic interface
  • smooth map movement
  • quick destination input options – even when typing with errors
  • high speed of route calculation
  • instant re-routing in case you missed a turn
  • rotation sensor for automatic switching between landscape/portrait operation in real-time
  • your language (from more than 20 available)
  • automatic return to the app and the route after a phone call
  • intuitive operation & easy personalization, incl. personal settings of the main screen info bar
  • option to save your own points of interests as favorites
  • automatic or manual day/night view
  • all important safety features, including lane assistance, speed limit indication, information about railway crossings and dangerous areas
  • access to phone contacts directly from the application – available for iPhone only
  • preview of the route and turn instructions list for planning journeys
  • thousands of POIs; among others also a list of parking options nearby for you to select and be guided to
  • selection between car and bicycle modes for optimum route
  • all the maps will be stored on the device, there will be no need to download data on the go, which otherwise costs unnecessary waiting time and money
  • current maps are included in the price, so there are no monthly fees or hidden charges.


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Contact for media information – Sygic: Anna Hurbanic, PR Manager, ahurbanic@sygic.com
Contact for media information – MapMyIndia: Rohan Verma: +91 9999004967

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

 

About MapmyIndia www.mapmyindia.com

MapmyIndia_logo_largeMapmyIndia (CE Info Systems (P) Ltd.), a New Delhi-based ISO 9001–2000 Company founded in 1992, is India's leader in premium quality digital map data and consumer navigation services. Since 1994, through continuous field surveys and state-of-the-art mapping technology, the company has built its proprietary MapmyIndia Maps, the most comprehensive, accurate, robust and reliable navigable map dataset for all India. MapmyIndia is driving the Indian navigation industry by providing internet, mobile and in-car navigation products to end consumers directly as well as in partnership with leading international and national players. The company has been providing GIS based enterprise solutions to over 500 leading corporate and government organizations in every vertical. In 2004, MapmyIndia was short listed by NASSCOM as a showcase company for IT innovation in India. Most recently, MapmyIndia's Ma­naging Director was elected by GPS Business News as the „World's GPS Businessman for the year 2007“ for driving the navigation industry in India.