Gps Apps

Scout for iPhone gets voice recognition for hands free driving

Scout, the popular GPS navigation app by Telenav, has just received an update that brings true voice recognition that lets the app listen for your commands as long as Scout is open.

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Garmin offers Heads Up Display for Navigon-equipped iPhone

Having turn-by-turn directions on your iPhone is great, but it's still distracting to look down at your phone to see the route that's mapped out for you. Garmin's taking a page from fighter jets and high-end luxury cars by introducing a $129.99 portable Heads Up Display (HUD) that works with Bluetooth-equipped smartphones, including the iPhone equipped with Garmin's Navigon software, available through the App Store.

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Offline maps and voice commands come to Scout by Telenav

Scout by Telenav, one of our favorite turn-by-turn navigation apps for iPhone, has just been updated to support downloadable maps for offline use, and voice commands that allow you to control Scout with words so your hands stay free for driving.

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Waze GPS & traffic receives major update with natural text-to-speech capabilities

The navigation app, Waze GPS and traffic, has received a huge update that includes natural text-to-speech capabilities, a redesigned UI, and integration with Yelp, foursquare, and Bing.

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Garmin StreetPilot onDemand now available for iPhone

Garmin has released their new navigation app for the iPhone, Garmin StreetPilot Onboard. It offers premium navigation at an affordable price and is the first iPhone navigation app to include multimodal pedestrian routing, with bus and train transit schedules in many major cities.

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Navigation By TeleNav - TeleNav GPS Plus updated and on sale

Navigation By TeleNav - TeleNav GPS Plus has been updated with the ability to log miles and upgraded apps. Additionally, TeleNav has cut the price in half. It is now $9.99 for a full year of service and only $0.99 for a 30 day free trial.

New features in the update include:

  • “My Mileage” – users can log the miles they travel and easily export them to email or Excel for reporting
  • Traffic Flow Indicator on the navigation screen provides view of traffic on the route ahead
  • Maps have been upgraded and are now cleaner and easier to read

The app also includes:

  • Spoken directions with street names
  • More than 22 million Places including businesses, local landmarks and others
  • Gas station searches sorted by price
  • Multi-tasking support with TeleNav GPS Plus navigating in the background
  • Automatic rerouting when a turn is missed
  • “Shake-to-Go” allows users to simply shake their iPhone to start navigating home

If you pick this one up, let us know what you think! Check out the screenshots after the break.

[$0.99 - iTunes link]

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Magellan RoadMate North America updated with Yelp integration and Google search [give-away]

Magellan RoadMate North America has received a big update that includes Yelp integration, Google local search, lifetime maps, and a new UI.

Yelp API

  • Integrated within the RoadMate app opens a whole new world of restaurants, entertainment, shopping, and more for you – connect with old favorites or explore new ones.
  • Easily search for venues and destinations, browse user ratings, and decide where to go and route to it, all from within the app.

Google Local Search

  • Find out where you’d like to go using real-time Google Local search. Then route to your searched location with a tap of the GO button.

New User Interface

  • Designed for when you’re on-the-road – a collapsible dashboard creates a generous screen size making it easy for you to view while routing.
  • Plus, personalize your dashboard icons and view your arrival time, distance, and speed all at once.

Includes Lifetime Maps

  • Roads change more often than you realize. Get on board with the latest available maps so that you will always be up-to-date.

To celebrate the update, Magellan RoadMate North America has given us some promo codes to pass on to you, our awesome readers. For a chance to win, just leave a comment in the thread below telling us which of the new features you like best.

UPDATE: Congrats to winners Jason and Bassistfrmsbwy. Enjoy!

Screenshots after the break!

[$39.99 - iTunes link]

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