iPhone GPS App G-Map Creates Better, Safer User Experience

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- Aug 31, 2009 -- As GPS navigation systems grow more feature-rich, they are creating user experiences that are easier to understand and can make driving safer. G-Map, an Apple iPhone GPS app, has two features that are unique among iPhone GPS systems and particularly helpful to users: Point on Map and Real 3D View.


The "Point on Map" feature provides detailed location information (including the full address and, if available, the phone number) for any spot on the map screen the user touches. G-Map will also instantly plot the route to the location. If the phone number is available, the user may call that number by touching the phone icon. If the point the user selects happens to be one of the tens of thousands G-Map's points of interest (POI), that information will be displayed, as well. G-Map is the first to have this Point on Map feature; it is not available on any personal navigation device (PND) or iPhone GPS application.


G-Map presents the most realistic renderings of complicated urban intersections and highway junctions complete with three-dimensional shading, of any iPhone GPS application. The renderings help users more easily recognize their surroundings so they can, along with the spoken guidance, make the correct turn. Driving with G-Map is safer and more comfortable than with systems which use map views that do not clearly indicate the exact turning point or lane to turn, at complicated intersections.


The XRoad G-Map is the first real time, turn-by-turn GPS navigation for the iPhone, as well as the first on-board navigation application that can locate the current position and navigate to a destination without Wi-Fi and internet connection.

Major Feature Summary:


--  Real 3D View of intricate major urban intersections and highway
    junctions of 185 metro areas as shown at the WWDC 2009 presentation by
--  Point on Map: Point to any place on a map and detailed information
    will appear.  Whatever the destination, G-Map will find it and plot your
    route on the map.
--  Powerful keyword search engine similar to Google search using
--  Very intuitive & easy-to-use graphic user interface.
--  Superb user interface design perfectly matches iPhone style.
--  Navteq map data.
--  Diverse geographical options for customers' need (US East, US West,
    single or two State version, and more).
--  Special cradle for iPhone that enhances iPhone's GPS reception and
    charges the battery (will be coming within a few months).
--  The only GPS app for iPhone to use AI (Artificial Intelligence)
--  Display your own favorites and point of interest (POI) icon on the
    View Map.
--  POI editing and memo capability for personalized POI.
--  Flexible trip planning by adding as many waypoints as possible when
    creating route.
--  Reverse routing function.


-- G-Map US East and West are available for download from the iPhone App Store for a one-time cost of $34.95. The Canada version is $19.99.

-- G-Map has been available in the App Store for about seven months and compares very favorably to some of the other systems recently brought to market. Comparison Chart of features in G-Map vs AT&T vs Navigon -- click here

-- For further information about G-Map visit our website http://www.xroadgps.com/Maps/GMapforiPhone/tabid/2463/Default.aspx


Numerous screen shots are available for download here.








"With G-Map's realistic renderings of complicated intersections, what you see on your screen will pretty closely match what you see out your windshield," explains Sean Lee, Marketing Director for XRoad GPS.


XROAD is a leading brand of location-based guidance products and mobile navigation software and devices. It established key software components for Korea Telecom, Samsung and LG mobile phones and participated in the telematics development with Hyundai for the Genesis, which was named 2009 North American Car of the Year. Its technology for G-Map is a hybrid of navigation and mobile technology and result of eight years of research into user-optimized routing.

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