Now anyone can navigate India on their Android smartphone or tablet without relying on cellular data or an Internet connection
Bratislava, Slovakia – September 23, 2013 – Sygic, the leader in offline mobile mapping services, today announced that it will be making its app for India available to all Android owners free of charge. Sygic India: GPS Navigation, previously offered at $27.99 (1399INR), is now free on Google Play, removing a barrier to entry for millions of customers. The sophisticated app is powered by map data from MapmyIndia, the provider of the most comprehensive, up-to-date and accurate road maps available for all of India.
Due to its heavy traffic conditions, and unreliable data connections in many rural areas, quality offline maps are particularly important for millions of drivers in India, as well as tourists visiting the country. Now India’s 60 million Android users, and any other visitor, can access helpful voice-guided GPS navigation and a robust set of tools to help them navigate to their desired destination.
Already the world leader in offline GPS navigation, Sygic provides over 30 million global users with navigation in 115 countries and integrates data from leading travel and mapping companies like TomTom and TripAdvistor to give drivers an unmatched navigation experience. Maps in the Sygic app are stored on the user’s phone instead of streamed from the Internet like most navigation apps, which means that Sygic users don’t have to worry about running up against their cellular data caps by using GPS navigation or getting lost in an area with poor cell reception.
Features of Sygic India: GPS Navigation include:
- Turn-by-turn voice-guided GPS navigation
- 3D cities and landscapes
- Voice guidance in more than 40 languages
- Multi-stop routes and Drag & Drop route editing
- Speed limit display and audio warning
- Road incident sharing with other drivers
- Sharp curve warnings for added safety
- SOS/Help to find assistance nearby
- Spoken street names (text-to-speech) in American and British English
- Interactive map – tap on any street, POI, or photo to choose action
- Pedestrian navigation and stopwatch for outdoor activities
Sygic develops offline voice-guided GPS navigation software trusted by millions of customers worldwide. Sygic was the first company to provide turn-by-turn navigation for iOS platform. Sygic navigation software is used by more than 1,000 B2B customers on five continents. Family by Sygic – the location sharing and safety application – has earned the coveted PTPA Seal of Approval in 2013. Based in Bratislava, Slovakia, Sygic has been recognized as a Deloitte Fast 50 Company for fastest growing IT companies in Central Europe for five consecutive years and in 2011, was added to Deloitte’s Fast 500 EMEA listing as well. To learn more about Sygic offerings, visit http://www.sygic.com. More information about the new app Family by Sygic is available on http://www.sygic.com/family