Bratislava, Slovakia – September 30, 2014 – Sygic is delighted to announce its new native Sygic GPS Navigation application designed exclusively for Android mobile devices, available today in Google Play. The product of extensive development and visionary design, the application boasts a sleek redesigned interface, intuitive user experience and a host of impressive new built-in amenities including Sygic’s popular BlackBox feature. This much-anticipated software update brings Android users the latest in Sygic GPS technology and the most innovative offline navigation product ever created.
Expertly crafted by Sygic’s team of designers, developers and user experience specialists, the new application is the summation of hundreds of thousands of developer man-hours dedicated to achieving an ideal blend of GPS precision, superior user experience and seamless integration. The world’s most downloaded offline navigation app is fully customizable with several new capabilities, fresh groundbreaking design, honed map-centric programming, lightning fast access to key features and the latest in GPS safety technology.
Dashboard camera technology is one of the most dependable aids available in delivering vehicular accident evidence, and Sygic has now equipped Android users with the most intelligent technology of its kind. Among the greatest breakthroughs of the new Sygic GPS Navigation app – the only navigation app on the market with a BlackBox – is the auto-save function for its built-in BlackBox feature. While users have always been able to easily save video recordings with a simple screen tap, the Sygic GPS Navigation app can now automatically detect vehicular crashes and other incidents and will automatically save five-minute recordings to the driver’s photo gallery.
BlackBox has been lauded as an invaluable resource since its release in July, and the new auto-save function is anticipated to maximize driver safety and peace of mind in case of the unthinkable. Blackbox’s straightforward interface and forward-thinking technology allow for effortless activation and seamless auto-save video recording, as demonstrated in Sygic’s recent crash test with Volkswagen AG brand ŠKODA Auto a.s.. The test, conducted at ŠKODA’s headquarters research facility in Czech Republic, demonstrated BlackBox’s consistent on-point results as part of Sygic’s 10-year tradition of excellence.
“Key to Sygic’s enduring success is our full-circle fusion of state-of-the-art design and precise navigation technology, and I am pleased to announce our native Android application. Our passionate team developed everything from concept to testing with Sygic’s dedicated users in mind, and the results are truly remarkable. This release brings native solutions to our Android users and I am thrilled to be able to provide our built-in BlackBox technology as part of the package,” said Michal Štencl, CEO of Sygic.
The native Android software update is available as a free update to all existing Android users and is also available for new user downloads as of today. While Sygic’s offline maps have always been attractive – especially given Sygic’s original designs and users’ freedom from data restrictions – Sygic’s comprehensive new application update is an unparalleled achievement in offline GPS navigation. By perfecting already great features and adding new features as well, Sygic aims to continue its legacy as the leaders in global GPS navigation.
“We have examined every element of Sygic’s Android functionality, ultimately delivering unsurpassable navigation technology and beautiful visual display. We are proud to be the world’s most installed offline navigation app, and we look forward to continuing this momentum with the next generation of Sygic GPS Navigation,” said Michal Štencl.
Features of Sygic GPS Navigation include:
- 3D offline maps that don’t require a data connection
- Voice Guidance in more than 40 languages
- Spoken Street Names feature for safe and comfortable drive
- Speed Limit Alerts and Warnings
- Dynamic Lane Guidance and Junction Views
- Interactive Map – tap on any street or POI for more content
- Built-in BlackBox dashboard camera with new auto-save feature
- Real-time Traffic information (in-app purchase)
- Head-up Display (HUD) lets drivers navigate without ever taking their eyes off the road (in-app purchase)
- Premium mobile Speed Cameras warnings (in-app purchase)
- BlackBox (in-app purchase)
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 the iOS platform in 2008. With more than 60 million unique users is Sygic GPS Navigation most trusted offline navigation app for Android and iOS.
Sygic Business Solutions as specialized division of Sygic is focused on developing professional solutions for customers in fields of transportation, logistics, mobile workforce, automotive, utilities, emergency and communal services.
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