Telefónica today announced the availability of its Ruta Movistar App on the App Store. Ruta Movistar offers iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS users a navigation system which helps them to easily reach their destination by car or on foot. The app also locates points of interest such as restaurants, hotels, petrol stations, supermarkets and ATMs.
The service turns the iPhone into a fully-functioning navigator and includes routes, points of interest, 3D images, text-to-speech voice instructions and safety camera alerts. The app was developed using software by Telmap, the world leader in mobile navigation, and uses Navteq maps.
Pilar Latorre, Residential Commercial Offer Director of Telefónica España said in the press release: “This Ruta Movistar App is ground-breaking and opens up new possibilities for our customers starting with iPhone users who now have everything they need to navigate easily. At Telefónica, we strive to ensure our customers have the best mobile experience possible.”
Ruta Movistar’s unique Place Carousel and intuitive Tap’n’Go search function provides a large category-base of points of interests making it easy to find hotels, cafes, bars etc. in cities and towns across the Iberian Peninsular (Spain, Portugal, Andorra and Gibraltar), the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands.
For the first month all users can test the app for free with no data charges. After the first month, Ruta Movistar is included free of charge for users on an iPhone Plus flat rate tariff of €25 a month and iPhone Premium flat rate tariff of €39 a month. For remaining customers with an iPhone flat rate tariff, the app will cost €2.99 a month, which includes speed camera alerts, which will be charged directly to the subscriber’s Telefonica monthly bill.
The software used by Ruta Movistar, and created by Telmap, uses both 3D maps and GPS to deliver results. The app also benefits from Telefónica’s A-GPS which is linked to Telefónica’s network and provides a faster connection.
More info about the Ruta Movistar app via Apple’s iTunes App Store Spain here.