MapmyIndia, a location-based services provider, has announced the launch of India’s first mobile app that offers house number search and navigation on iPhones.
Developed with the help of Telenav, another navigation service provider, the application provides voice-guided turn-by-turn GPS navigation, moving maps and access to millions of places for easy search and discovery. All maps and places information within the app are cloud-based and always up to date.
With the MapmyIndia Navigator app, you can search places and mark your favorites, and can search places like restaurants, ATMs, hotels, hospitals and more by category or name. Users can then select and navigate to the destination chosen and save frequent destinations as favorites.
Currently, the app provides search and navigation to house numbers in 18 cities, while street level navigation is possible for 579,000 towns and villages of India. Notably, the app gives turn-by-turn voice guidance, speaking street names in an Indian accent.
Moreover, the application automatically generates a new route if the driver misses a turn. Users can shake their phone to instantly start navigation to their home address from wherever they are.
On major highways, the application notifies drivers when they exceed the posted speed limit. The MapmyIndia Navigator app switches to night-time mode automatically, allowing for safer viewing conditions while driving at night.
Talking about the launch, Rohan Verma, director, MapmyIndia, said, “The exciting partnership between MapmyIndia and Telenav has resulted in India’s first app that offers house number search and navigation. Telenav’s global leadership in personalised navigation and MapmyIndia’s expertise in accurate and highly-detailed maps of India have made this possible.”
“We’re delighted to offer this application to Indian users. Our aim is to let more and more people experience how navigation simplifies their daily lives. This launch is a continuation of our efforts to make the benefits of navigation available to a larger audience,” he added.
MapmyIndia is offering a promotional price for the application where in users can try MapmyIndia Navigator for $3.99 (Rs 200 approximately) for one month. An ongoing subscription can be purchased for $29.99 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 iTunes App Store.