SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 21, 2013) - Telenav®, Inc. (
"We're always on the go -- whether it's our morning drive to work, taking our kids on an adventure for the weekend, or going out with our friends," said Dariusz Paczuski, general manager of Scout at Telenav. "Being able to easily discover local bands and venues, share them with our friends, tell our friends that we're on our way, and know when they'll arrive, are great examples of how we're focused on making Scout even more helpful and more personal for each of our users."
Share Arrival Times with One Touch
The new version of Scout for iPhone gives users the ability to share their estimated time of arrival (ETA) via text message through the app when they launch a route. Users can share their ETA to home, work or any other location -- such as the time they will arrive at the restaurant to meet friends or when they will be home from work. Scout calculates ETA based on real-time traffic, speed limits and other factors. In addition, users can activate automatic alerts so that any time they launch a route to home or work, Scout will share their ETA with designated recipients. Scout now makes it very easy for users to notify significant others or their childcare each day when they have left and when they should arrive.
"Coming soon, we will also make it possible for people to share their full route with friends and family as well as ongoing updates on their ETA," continued Paczuski. "This will be helpful if you're stuck in abnormally heavy traffic, for example."
Things to Do on the Go - Access to Local Events and Attractions
Scout for iPhone offers features and content to help people search and discover local events and attractions around them such as live music, sporting events, family and kids' events, and outdoor recreation. Users can browse popular categories to look for current or future events.
In addition, Telenav has updated the Scout.me home page, making it easier to discover, save and share local events, attractions, and places with friends. As users save favorites on Scout.me, these favorites will also be saved on their Scout for iPhone app to be accessed later, which eliminates unnecessary searching and typing from the app while on the go.
All of the new features and updates to Scout for iPhone are immediately available on the App Store for both the free and premium version of the app. A demo of the latest features is available here: http://youtu.be/zq41_wZDpis.
About Telenav, Inc.
Telenav's mission is to help make people's lives easier, less stressful, more fun, and more productive while they are on the go. Our personalized navigation services help people make faster and smarter daily decisions about where to go, when to leave, how to get there, and what to do when they arrive.
We aim to be everywhere people need us. Our partners are wireless carriers, automobile manufacturers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), app developers, advertisers and agencies, as well as enterprises large and small. Our partners include AT&T, Bell Mobility, Boost Mobile, China Mobile, Ford, NII Holdings, QNX Software Systems, Rogers, Sony, Sprint Nextel, Telcel, T-Mobile US, U.S. Cellular, Verizon Wireless and Vivo Brazil. You can also find us in mobile app stores and on the web at www.telenav.com and www.scout.me.
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