Australia’s first turn-by-turn iPhone navigation app debuts

7 July, 2009
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Australia’s first turn-by-turn voice guided navigation app for iPhone in Australia has been launched by Sygic in partnership with Whereis.

Sygic Mobile Maps 2009 Australia includes more than 600,000 points of interest, including content from Yellow Pages and UBD, plus instant re-routing in case you miss a turn, lane assistance, speed restrictions to help you avoid speeding, information about school zones and other safety alerts.

Available from the iTunes App Store for $79.99, the navigation application can be used both in the car and on your bicycle – as we all know bikes can go where no car can.

“The partnership is a great step towards ensuring more Australians have easy access to a quality navigation experience across a range of devices,” Whereis commercial manager Fred Curtis says. “The launch of a navigation product like this on the iPhone is an exciting advancement.”

 “Both Whereis and Sygic share the ambition of bringing the best navigation experience to Australian consumers, so the partnership was a no-brainer.”

One particularly nice feature is that voice instructions are available in more than 30 languages, and text input is available in Roman/Latin, Cyrillic, Arabic, Greek and Thai scripts.

You can also call points of interest (POIs) by simply clicking on the icon. Navigation is paused when you get an incoming call, and resumes automatically when you hang up.

Sygic Mobile Maps 2009 Australia requires the latest iPhone 3.0 operating system.

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  1. Mychael says:

    I see it refers to Sygic mobile maps 2009. Given that we are up to 2012 Street directories in the shops you have to wonder how accurate this app would be.

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