Intrinsyc Software International today announced that Destinator 9 is immediately available for purchase on the Android Market, the online applications and media portal for Android mobile phones. Destinator delivers the mobile industry’s most reliable navigation and most compelling user experience specifically designed for Android Smartphones. With a host of new capabilities and features designed to get people to their destinations easily, quickly and safely, Destinator 9 for Android includes updated on-board maps of the US and Canada from the leading provider of navigation map data – NAVTEQ – along with rich visual content such as extended lane guidance, speed limits and 2D building footprints.
“We are very excited to make our debut on mobile application stores with an initial focus on the Android Market,” said Souheil Gallouzi, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Mobile Products Development, Intrinsyc. “Existing and new Android device users will now be able to enjoy reliable, true turn-by-turn voice guided navigation that not only works in areas of limited cellular coverage but takes advantage of the phone’s data connection. This seamless connectivity enables integrated online search powered by Google and weather forecasts as well as the sending of locations with rich map content and easy-to-use interface.”
Destinator 9 has a host of next-generation features unavailable in other Android GPS navigation applications. The intuitive NavStrip™ delivers one-click access to key navigation functions such as address entry, route, and search. This provides the quickest path to navigation with the fewest taps while displaying the map. Users can browse maps in 2D or 3D views. The 3D display includes a horizon display that automatically updates based on weather conditions. Destinator 9’s weather feature provides a 3 day forecast for the user’s current location or destination. Users can navigate to any map location using the TapNGoTM feature by simply using a long press on any point on the map and then tapping “Go” for voice-guided turn-by-turn navigation. TapNGo also features other actions such as “Call”, “Save” location, and “Add to Trip Planner”.
With Destinator, users can also enjoy multi-destination routing by setting multiple trips with various stops to help plan a day’s drive to different locations – all with the fewest clicks possible and an easy-to-use interface. A one-click widget brings up a Google Map view of the current location, when available on a device with a data connection. Destinator’s revolutionary StickyPOI™ feature allows users to quickly display popular Points of Interest (POI) categories with a just a couple of screen taps. Tapping on a category, such as hotels or restaurants, automatically displays the nearby POI on the map. In addition to turn-by-turn navigation, drivers and pedestrians can view a direction list or route summary by a simple tap or two. Destinator delivers voice-guided, turn-by-turn directions with complete visual dashboard information in portrait mode and on the Side Bar in landscape mode. Users can set destinations by browsing a location on a map or entering an address, street, city, intersection, or postcode, keyword search of POI, history, favorites, and SMS. All these features are delivered with a crisp, clear and rich map view in 2D or 3D that can switch automatically to day or night view mode depending on GPS or system time.