By making our traffic information a standard part of Destinator 9, customers will find the app to be a useful tool for navigating to unfamiliar places as well as saving time and reducing frustration on their travels every day.
Vancouver (Vocus) March 3, 2010
Continuing the global expansion of Destinator ® GPS navigation software across geographic markets, smartphone application stores, and mobile handset makers, Intrinsyc Software International, Inc. (TSX: ICS), a leading provider of software solutions for mobile devices, announced today the availability of its Destinator 9 application for the Apple iPhone™ in North America. From the company that has powered the GPS solutions of the biggest mobile brands and navigated millions of people worldwide on mobile devices, Destinator 9 is the newest and brightest turn-by-turn app for your iPhone that goes beyond navigation to deliver a fresh and innovative GPS experience.
“Destinator 9 is a premier GPS app with an innovative set of features that makes your travels easier and less stressful while also delivering an element of fun and usability,” said Tracy Rees, president and CEO, Intrinsyc. “We designed our application to replicate the iPhone look and feel, so our customers aren’t just getting a PND product ported to the Apple iPhone, but an exceptionally well integrated navigation and location experience that is designed specifically for the iPhone user.”
Destinator 9 for iPhone – Experience the Difference
At its core, Destinator 9 is a solid and reliable turn-by-turn navigation application featuring on-board NAVTEQ digital map data for the U.S. and Canada and a routing engine that exceeds performance benchmarks. In addition to a host of new features designed to get people to their destinations easily, quickly and safely, Destinator 9 takes the navigation experience to a new level by integrating more valuable features in the GPS application. Here are a few highlights – real-time traffic updates, highway junction views, integrated iPod controls, advanced text-to-speech, GoogleTM Local Search, live weather, NavStrip™, and expanded POI listings. Destinator makes it easier to find what you need and get there with less effort and stress. Also, Destinator taps into the new wave of social mapping. What’s better than a feature to send your location or favorite POI to a friend? It’s the beginning of a social mapping revolution and Destinator is at the leading edge.
“Consumers increasingly expect their navigation solutions to do more than just give them turn-by-turn directions,” said Kush Parikh, senior vice president of business development, INRIX, “By making our traffic information a standard part of Destinator 9, customers will find the app to be a useful tool for navigating to unfamiliar places as well as saving time and reducing frustration on their travels every day.”
Destinator’s secret ingredient is the ability to work better with your iPhone. Destinator seamlessly blends with your smartphone functions allowing you to simply route right from your existing contacts or your messages. You can access and control your music while in navigation mode with integrated iPod™ controls. And, with our intuitive NavStrip feature, you can navigate to your destination more easily with less “clicks”. The Destinator application is designed specifically with the iPhone user in mind to make the user experience seamless and intuitive with the overall phone experience.
Destinator 9 is now available for download as a Free Application with a 30 day subscription to all turn-by-turn navigation features plus real time traffic is included with the download at no cost. This allows users to fully experience the unique features that make Destinator the best choice in turn-by-turn GPS navigation. A lifetime turn-by-turn navigation subscription is offered post the initial 30 day period for $79.99 and includes on board maps of North America as well as real-time traffic for one year. Destinator 9 is now available at an introductory price of $59.99 including one year of real-time traffic service if purchased within the first 10 days.
Feature Highlights for the Destinator 9 iPhone Application:
- On Board NAVTEQ Maps: Providing U.S. and Canadian map access and directions regardless of your connection.
- INRIX Real-Time Traffic: Exclusively included for the first year from the company recognized as the leading provider of highly accurate and reliable traffic information to help you gain instant insight into traffic conditions up ahead to help you save time and reduce frustration on your daily commutes.
- Expanded POI Listings: Includes over 4 million on board points-of-interest via NAVTEQ’s Extended Listings that are always accessible.
- NavStrip™: Convenient access to all of your navigation commands from one intuitive, touch-and-go strip.
- Voice-Guided Directions: Keep focused on the road ahead with easy to understand turn-by-turn directions with text-to-speech enhanced with NAVTEQ Voice so street names are clear and correct.
- Highway Junction Views: 3D visual lane guidance with real-world sign text to navigate complex highway exits and interchanges.
- Lane Assistance: Clear visual guidance to direct you to the right lane for your route.
- In-App iPod Controls: Select songs and control music while in navigation mode.
- Live Weather: Instant access to weather information for your location and destination. Even the sky in the application changes according to the current weather conditions.
- StickyPOI: Intuitive one-touch placement of points-of-interest that interest you.
- TapNGo: Simply press any point on the map and navigate to the location.
- Trip Planning: Able to plan multi-destination routes with a convenient trip planning function.
- 2D or 3D Mode: Map is offered at your preferred perspective – 2D or 3D.
- Brilliant Map Displays: Crisply rendered maps provide clear guidance.
- Contact Routing: Navigate to an address stored in your Contact list.
- Send-to-Friend: Send your current location or favorite POI to your friend.
- Speed Limits Warnings: Limits are conveniently posted on screen for your current location.
- Google Local Search: Nearby POIs are a click away and a cinch to navigate to.
- Free 30-Day License: A full featured version of the application is available via Apple’s App Store to test drive before you buy.
About Intrinsyc Software International, Inc.
Intrinsyc empowers device makers, mobile operators, and silicon vendors to deliver compelling, next generation mobile devices faster with higher quality, and differentiating innovation. We help our customers deliver compelling products using our unmatched expertise with the leading OS platforms including Android, Apple, Blackberry, Linux, Symbian, Windows CE and Windows Mobile. Intrinsyc delivers Destinator, the most feature rich navigation application with the best integration for leading smartphones, including from OEMs like Motorola and LG Electronics. Destinator is also available through leading application stores and Intrinsyc’s own navigation store http://www.destinatornavstore.com . Intrinsyc is publicly traded (TSX: ICS) and headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, with offices in China, Israel, Taiwan, U.K. and the United States. http://www.intrinsyc.com
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