ROUTE 66 Maps + Navigation Now Available via Vodafone AppSelect
With Unique ‘Follow Me’ Augmented Reality Navigation
- A feature-packed mapping and navigation app for Android smartphones and tablets.
- Unique Follow Me™ augmented reality navigation revolutionises mobile navigation.
- Unlimited access to maps for over 100 countries, on-board and off-board.
- Free app download via Vodafone AppSelect, now with 30-day free Worldwide Navigation licence.
Zurich – Switzerland, 12 December 2011 – ROUTE 66, a pioneer in mobile mapping and navigation solutions for smartphones and tablets, announces the immediate release of ROUTE 66 Maps + Navigation via Vodafone AppSelect, offering Android users on the Vodafone network direct access to this feature-packed new mapping and navigation app utilising the latest maps with 3D enhanced location content and Follow Me Augmented Reality Navigation.
“ROUTE 66 Maps + Navigation provides the future of navigation, today,” said Paul Warmer, ROUTE 66 Vice President Marketing. “Follow Me is a breakthrough navigation solution that goes far beyond anything else available today on smartphones and tablets. Add to this free access to on-board and off-board maps for over 100 countries and it becomes clear that ROUTE 66 is about to change the worldwide mobile mapping and navigation market forever.”
ROUTE 66 provides users with a highly innovative and competitive app that stands out in today’s crowded market place in various ways.
- On-board and off-board maps in one single app.
With ROUTE 66 Maps + Navigation users can access map data in various ways. The app automatically starts to download map data segments from our high-speed servers to the smartphone or tablet as you go, providing access to the very latest and most accurate maps whenever it is needed. Users can also choose to store complete maps on their smartphone or tablet using Wi-Fi at home, at the office, or in a hotel, avoiding data roaming charges while abroad and ensuring instant access with guaranteed performance, whatever the local network reception might be.
- Detailed Maps with stunning 3D Graphics.
ROUTE 66 Maps + Navigation provides free lifetime access to 104 different crystal-clear maps utilising lush 3D graphics and packed with links to useful information such as Wikipedia and weather. Users can explore maps in any direction with multi-touch gestures for zooming, moving, tilting, and rotating the view, features available even during turn-by-turn navigation.
- Follow Me augmented reality navigation provides an innovative, smart, and fun way to reach your destination. This is augmented reality navigation at its best, where GPS, live video from the camera, detailed maps, and crisp, clear spoken directions all come together to make finding your way more intuitive than ever.
- And there’s much more.
Intuitive ROUTE 66 Free Text Search helps to find locations with less effort and now also works with post codes and phone numbers.
Locations can be turned into destinations with a single tap and reached with accurate turn-by-turn navigation in 59 languages and dialects, clear on-screen guidance, and advanced lane information.
Real-time traffic information and the latest speed camera warnings are available as premium services.
Availability and Pricing
ROUTE 66 Maps + Navigation is available as free download via Vodafone AppSelect to Android users running Android OS 2.1, 2.2, and 2.3 – 2.3.7 (Eclair, Froyo and Gingerbread) and offers lifetime free access to maps.
ROUTE 66 Maps + Navigation is immediately available via Vodafone AppSelect in Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Spain, and the United Kingdom.
Until 31 December 2011 ROUTE 66 Maps + Navigation comes with a free 30-day Worldwide Trial licence, that includes Navigation (including Follow Me) and free access to premium services like Traffic information and Speed cameras*.
The lifetime Worldwide Navigation licence is available via in-app purchase for EUR 49.99 / GBP 44.99 and offers turn-by-turn navigation in over 80 countries*.
* Some services may not be available in all countries, check the in-app ‘Licences’ menu for the latest coverage and pricing in local currencies.
About ROUTE 66
ROUTE 66 is a pioneer of smart, easy-to-use navigation solutions for mobile devices under the ROUTE 66 brand, as well as developing solutions and software development kits for the world’s largest mobile device manufacturers. The company also provides a wide range of additional geographic content and location-based services. Headquartered near Zurich (Switzerland), ROUTE 66 has offices in Western Europe, Eastern Europe and Asia and sells its products and services worldwide. For more information please visit www.66.com.
ROUTE 66 Maps + Navigation can be downloaded free via Vodafone App Select or Android Market, and the complementary 30-day navigation license allows you to start your product evaluation today. Download the Product Introduction Guide at www.66.com/press for more information about this app and information on how to obtain longer term evaluation licences and evaluation licences for other premium services like Traffic information and Speed cameras.
Screenshots of ROUTE 66 Maps + Navigation and videos of the new Follow Me feature and the map viewer are available for download at www.66.com/press.
ROUTE 66, Emilia Iacob: firstname.lastname@example.org or call +41 315500353.