Sharing just got a whole lot easier for Scout iPhone users. Today, Telenav Inc. announced an update to its free Scout for iPhone GPS navigation app, which will make it possible for users to share locations and turn-by-turn navigation with their contacts.
The update will allow users to easily share any address with the touch of a button via text message, email, or Facebook. Users can share this information with any iPhone, Windows, or Android phone user even if they don’t have the Scout app downloaded. Additionally, sharing an address will also provide a link to Scout’s HTML 5 browser-based turn by turn by turn voice-guided navigation.
The new update will also allow users to notify friends and family of their estimated time of arrival (ETA). Users will be able to share this information via text message when launching a route. Since scout calculates ETA bases on real-time traffic, speed limits, and other factors it should offer an accurate estimate, it certainly beats the old standby “I’ll be there in a few”.
According to general manger of Scout Darius Paczuski, more ETA features can expected, he explains in the future the app “will also make it possible for people to share their full route with friends and family as well as ongoing updates on their ETA. This will be helpful if you’re stuck in abnormally heavy traffic for example.”
The new update will also offer features geared at helping people discover new events and live attractions including; live music, sporting events, family and kids’ events. Users will be able to find the events that best browse popular categories to find the events that best suit their interests.
All of these new features are available with the update which can currently be downloaded on the App Store for both free and premium users.