Saturday, August 29, 2009

Destinator 9 GPS App Expands Across the Globe and onto the iPhone

Destinator 9 GPS App Expands Across the Globe and onto the iPhone

Destinator 9 continues its expansion with releases on Android and Windows Mobile across major global markets and showcases its new iPhone solution at the CES

Vancouver, BC (Vocus) January 10, 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 expansion of its Windows Mobile and Android applications into the UK, Australia and Western Europe – which are available immediately for download through Destinator NavStore (www. destinatornavstore. com) and Android Market. In addition, Destinator 9 for the iPhone is being featured at the CES ShowStoppers event on January 7th, with its submission and availability on Apple’s App Store to be announced upon final certification. 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 smartphone. Destinator 9 goes beyond navigation and brings a fresh GPS experience across the hottest mobile platforms across the globe.

Destinator Delivers Beyond Navigation
At its core, Destinator 9 is a solid and reliable turn-by-turn navigation application with the highest quality on board maps 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 with added functionality to make navigating the application and the road ahead more enjoyable and less stressful.

  • More features. Destinator delivers the biggest and best set of features on the market. Here’s a few to highlight – Google Local Search. Real-Time Traffic Updates. StickyPOIs. NavStrip™. NAVTEQ maps. Destinator makes it easier to find what you need and get there with less effort and stress.
  • More social. Destinator taps into the new wave of social mapping. What’s better than a feature to send your location or your favorite POI to a friend? It’s the beginning of a social mapping revolution and Destinator is at the leading edge.
  • More integrated. Destinator’s secret ingredient is the ability to work better with your phone. Destinator seamlessly blends with your smartphone functions allowing you to simply route right from your existing contacts or your messages.
  • More accessible. Destinator has got your smartphone covered from the iPhone to Android to Windows Mobile and across the globe. We are making the Destinator Experience accessible to all.
  • More...for free. A first among on board turn-by-turn application providers, you can experience Destinator 9 first-hand courtesy of a free trial. The 14-day trial of the full application will allow users to see the unique features and functionally that make Destinator the best choice for navigation and location based services on their mobile device.

A GPS App that Packs a Punch
Destinator 9 delivers an unmatched navigation experience with a host of exclusive, next-generation features. 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 TapNGo™ 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”.

“We have developed and delivered a navigation app that is both reliable and exciting at the same time. Destinator 9 is a premier GPS app with a fresh set of features that makes your travels easier and less stressful while also delivering an element of fun and usability,” said Souheil Gallouzi, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Mobile Products Development, Intrinsyc. “Destinator has a heritage of providing exceptional, reliable turn-by-turn navigation solutions and we are proud to bring the latest generation of our application to the hottest mobile platforms around the globe. We are confident that our customer base will continue to appreciate the Destinator Experience.”

Android, Windows Mobile and iPhone users will now be able to enjoy reliable, true turn-by-turn voice guided navigation that not only works in areas of limited mobile coverage but also 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.

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.

Mobile Navigation is Our Heritage
Intrinsyc maintains an incredible depth of experience in the mobile handset space. The company has designed mobile software that has powered the biggest mobile handset brands around the globe for years. Intrinsyc’s Destinator brand has provided a premier navigation experience to millions of people worldwide with partners such as LG and Motorola and directly under the Destinator brand name. Combining the deep handset heritage of Intrinsyc with the navigation expertise of Destinator, the company strives to produce the highest quality and best integrated on board navigation application on the market – and to make our premier navigation experience ubiquitous across every major operating system and market globally. With Intrinsyc’s launch of Destinator 9, the company continues to advance in the market across application stores and top mobile handset brands.

About Intrinsyc Software International, Inc.
For our business partners, Intrinsyc empowers device makers, mobile operators, and silicon vendors to deliver compelling, next generation mobile and embedded devices with faster time-to-market, higher quality, and differentiating innovation. For consumers, Intrinsyc also markets navigation solutions direct-to-consumer under its own proprietary brand, Destinator, across leading application stores worldwide. Our customers and partners rely on our award-winning device development solutions and our industry-leading navigation software and LBS solutions. Intrinsyc is a 2009 winner of the Microsoft Windows Embedded Excellence Award. Intrinsyc is publicly traded (TSX: ICS) and headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, with offices in China, Israel, Taiwan, U. K. and the United States. www. intrinsyc. com

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