India: MapmyIndia has launched NaviMaps – India’s first Freemium ‘Glocal’ navigation app. With NaviMaps, the company has expanded its footprint into Southeast Asia, by offering maps of Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh.
“To provide rich local content, the app is equipped with house level addresses and voice guidance in regional Indian languages. This is the only navigation app in India to offer last mile connectivity in the users preferred language. The app also offers offline access and works even if GPRS connectivity is poor/ unavailable,” the company said.
The app also allows Android users to share location and routes via Facebook. With this feature the user’s journey progress will be updated on his/her Facebook timeline. The post will be refreshed periodically. However, MapmyIndia said that special care has been taken to avoid spamming the timeline as the same post gets refreshed with progress in journey.