Ranking - Navigation (iPhone)
Scout GPS, Maps, Voice Navigation & Traffic by Telenav, Inc.
•My Dashboard – Think of this home screen as your go-to, daily toolbar where you can view a map of your current location with street-level traffic, commute times to your work or home address based on live traffic and current weather, and find places nearby like restaurants, gas, coffee, and ATMs or any recent destination with just a tap or simple voice command. With literally one or no taps, you can search, use voice commands, see and avoid traffic, navigate and take many more useful actions for being on the go in one app than with Waze, Mapquest, or other map apps.
•My Traffic – With more than 100 million traffic sources, Scout’s got you covered. Now new Street-Level Traffic shows you traffic flows on major roads and side streets and is also used calculate the most traffic-optimized, real-time routes and provide accurate ETAs, making your overall trip faster and more efficient.
•My Maps – Scout’s maps are always updated and now are even easier to read and provide more details at every zoom level. Search on a map and easily sort through results with a Quick View of any result you’re interested in. Easily toggle between 2-D and 3-D view options during navigation on the moving maps.
•My Routes – Choose from up to three real-time traffic-optimized routes to navigate to your destination. View full route turn lists before choosing a route. Even see Street-Level Traffic along the route maps!
•Voice Turn-by-Turn Directions – Pick your route and get turn-by-turn directions on the latest maps with award-winning Telenav® GPS navigation with voice guidance. Control your route settings with just a tap and avoid tolls or highways.
•OnMyWay®: Share your ETA to let others know when you’ll arrive at your destination and let them follow your real-time progress.
•Nearby Places – Use one-tap search and discovery to quickly view coffee, restaurants and the cheapest gas stations nearby, with Yelp and TripAdvisor reviews. Whether it’s your hometown or travel to a new destination, get the detail on the best place to grab a bite or store to shop at while you’re in transit.
•My Weekend – No more weekend boredom or stressing about making plans! Scout finds events in your local area and automatically gives you a heads up notification of what’s going on every week before the weekend.
•Web Sync – Release your inner explorer and discover things to do on www.scout.me, including live music, family fun, activities for the outdoor enthusiast and cool local events in the community. Log in to sync your favorites between the site and the Scout application.
•My Places – Save every recent favorite discovery and access it on the Scout iPhone application or online at scout.me.
•Voice Commands – Speak, don’t type, to view a map or directions to a street address or saved place and navigate there hands free while keeping your eyes on the road to avoid accidents, hazards and being stopped by the police.
What’s the word on Scout?
“Scout is as easy on the eyes as it is easy to use.” -Mashable
“Scout is my preferred iOS maps alternative.” Joel Evans, ZDNet
“Scout is immediately a commuter’s best friend.” Jamie Lendino, PC Magazine
“Scout wins Best for Design” Travel & Leisure, Best GPS Apps for Travel, Feb. 2013
•Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
•Scout’s map and search coverage is currently for the USA only.
•\tStreet-Level Traffic – now that you’ve set up your zoom, take a look at those traffic flows we’ve added on the local streets in your area without having to adjust anything. Street-Level Traffic shows you traffic flows not just on freeways but also major streets and side roads. More importantly, Street-Level Traffic is also used in calculating the most efficient routes in real time for your navigation options and to provide accurate drive times.
•\tWeekend Events– No more weekend boredom or stressing about making plans! Scout finds events in your local area and automatically gives you a heads up notification of what’s going on every week before the weekend. See and scroll through events, save them to your favorites and calendar, and get voice-guided directions to the venue.
•\tMap improvements and bug fixes
•\tNote: Always There offline maps users who have regional maps on their device will need to re-install the maps. Please make sure to have WiFi available and enabled on your phone to re-install. Trust us, it will be worth it for all of the overall updates and improvements within the app!