Last week we announced the new MapQuest.com and today we’ve got some big news for mobile: MapQuest 4 Mobile iPhone version 2.0 debuts! We listened to all your feedback and now this new version speaks street names aloud, re-routes automatically, and runs in the background with iOS 4 making FREE navigation easier.
Spoken Street Names keeps concentration on the task at hand while providing the most critical information needed in an easy-to-understand medium: the street name of where to turn, spoken in a friendly voice (e.g. ‘Turn Left on York Street.’).
Auto Re-Route eases the stress of a missed turn, by automatically recalculating the way to the destination. In other words, no interaction with the device is necessary.
Compatibility with iOS 4 allows MapQuest 4 Mobile iPhone to organize the myriad of purposes afforded by fast application switching and background GPS (via iOS 4) by continuing Voice Guidance & Spoken Street Names whether on a call, listening to iPod, or saving battery with the application hidden.
The App Icon is also new. To reflect our new MapQuest brand, you’ll now look for the green and white icon to launch the MapQuest app.
Who needs in-car or paid navigation when one can carry it in their pocket, for free?