Telenav today announced a fantastic new location-based navigation and discovery app for Android with the debut of Scout. Rather than functioning as a simple “help me get from A to B” app, Scout is the sort of client that you’ll want to use on a regular basis. We’ve watched over the years as Telenav has tried to find a way to keep you running its app on your daily commute or weekend jaunt; Scout for Android is the answer.
After making its initial debut back at CES 2012, we’ve waited for the Android version of the app to arrive. I’ve had a chance to see this app and service develop over the last few months and could not be more excited about its release. Tied to a wonderful web experience called Scout.me, Scout is more about you than it is about the actual destination. Because it’s powered by Telenav, users can create favorite places, pull up real-time traffic and ETAs, check weather, and other great stuff. Toss in voice and on-screen turn-by-turn GPS navigation, local search, speech recognition, and free automatic rerouting and you can see why we dig the app. Oh, did we mention how great it looks?
While Scout is a free app and service to use, Telenav is also offering a premium version for $24.99 per year or $4.99 per month. The details for the enhanced experience are as follows:
- Premium Traffic – Avoid traffic jams with traffic incidents, traffic cams, and speed traps
- Speed Traps & Red Light Cameras – Avoid tickets and drive safer with red light camera and police speed trap alerts
- Lane Assist – Never miss an exit with easy-to-follow guidance on the correct lane to be in
- Car Connect – Connect to Ford Sync AppLink™ to get voice-guided directions on your in-car display and hear them over your car speakers
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Telenav Launches Scout for Android: Free, Voice-Guided, Personalized GPS Navigation App
Scout for Ford SYNC AppLink Also Available Today for Android Users
Sunnyvale, Calif. — September 17, 2012 — Telenav®, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNAV), the leader in
personalized navigation, today launched Scout™ for Android, a free, daily personal navigator that sets
itself apart from other navigation and discovery services by providing customized information on where to
go, when to leave, how to get there, and what to do upon arrival.
Scout includes voice and on-screen turn by turn GPS navigation, local search, traffic information, speech
recognition, and automatic rerouting for free. The app features My Dashboard, a customizable start
screen that provides users with personalized, real-time commute times to work or home. Scout also offers
instant access to local search categories for easy discovery of new places and saved favorites.
“Scout is designed for people on the go. Whether you’re a commuter looking to avoid traffic or a foodie
driving around town looking for the best new restaurant, Scout is designed to make it easy to discover
and drive every day,” said Dariusz Paczuski, vice president of products at Telenav.
A video of Scout for Android is available at www.telenav.com/products/scout. Telenav is offering a
premium version of Scout for Android for $24.99 per year or $4.99 per month. The premium version
provides unique features for road warriors such as speed traps, traffic camera information, lane assist, as
well as access to Car Connect.
Car Connect: Scout for Ford® SYNC AppLink™
Also announced today, Scout is now available in Ford vehicles through SYNC AppLink. Scout integrates
with SYNC AppLink to provide hands-free, voice-activated access to directions, local search, gas prices,
and more. Drivers hear directions through the car’s speakers and see turn by turn prompts on the radio
Through the launch of Scout for Ford SYNC AppLink, Telenav and Ford are offering mobile users the
ability to access the same navigation app in their cars that they have on their phones. This results in a
familiar, personalized experience through quick access to their saved favorites and recent destinations.
“The addition of Scout for AppLink makes SYNC even more valuable to drivers by adding personalized,
connected navigation services in more Ford vehicles – and makes it easy for them to connect the phone
to the car,” continued Paczuski.
Scout for Android is immediately available for Verizon, AT&T and Sprint customers through Google Play.
Telenav also expects to launch it soon for T-Mobile customers. Drivers who download the premium
version of Scout on their Android phone will have access to Scout for Ford SYNC AppLink through a feature called Car Connect. A video of how Scout for Ford SYNC AppLink works is available at
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,
MapmyIndia, NII Holdings, QNX Software Systems, Rogers, Sony, Sprint Nextel, Telcel, T-Mobile UK, TMobile 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.
Follow Telenav on Twitter at www.twitter.com/telenav or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/telenav.
Copyright 2012 Telenav, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
“Telenav,” “Scout,” “Scout for Android,” the Telenav and Scout logos, ”telenav.com” and “scout.me” are
registered and unregistered trademarks and/or service marks of Telenav, Inc. Unless otherwise noted, all
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