MapMyIndia and Telenav allow iPhone users to search house numbers
| by Padmini Harchandrai |
MapMyIndia has tied up with Telenav, a personal navigation company to release an iPhone app that offers house number search and navigation. This application is India's first mobile application to allow navigation by house number search.Rohan Verma, Director, MapmyIndia says, "The exciting partnership between MapmyIndia and Telenav has resulted in India’s first app that offers house number search and navigation. Our aim is to let more and more people experience how navigation simplifies their daily lives." Hassan Wahla, Vice President of Business Development, Telenav Inc. says, "With the growth in smartphones and 3G data connectivity, India is a fast-growing market for mobile navigation and we believe that this navigation app is a must have on every smartphone."
MapMyIndia Navigator screenshots
The MapMyIndia app Navigator by Telenav provides voice guided, turn by turn GPS navigation, moving maps and access to many places for search and discovery. All maps and information for places are cloud based and are updated regularly. The app allows you to search a variety of places and points of interest either by category or name. Places include restaurants, ATMs, hotels, hospitals and more. Users can then select and navigate to the destination chosen and save frequent destinations as favorites.
The app allows you to search house numbers in 18 cities, reach any of the 579,000 towns and villages and navigate at street-level across 1,200 cities. The application turns your iPhone into a full-fledged GPS navigator, including voice instructions for each turn, speaking street names as well in English with Indian accent. The application automatically generates a new route if the driver misses a turn. You can shake your phone to instantly start navigation to their home address from wherever you are. On major highways, the application notifies drivers when they exceed the posted speed limit. The application switches to night-time mode automatically, allowing for safer viewing conditions while driving at night.
MapmyIndia is offering a promotional price for the application – users can try MapmyIndia Navigator for $3.99 (approx Rs. 210) for one month. An ongoing subscription can be purchased for $29.99 (approx Rs. 1,582) for one year. Users may continue to use the maps and places search for free beyond the paid subscription period. MapmyIndia Navigator by Telenav can be downloaded from the iOS App Store.