TeleNav Unveils GPS Navigator 6.0, OnMyWay Service
TeleNav, one of the largest global wireless navigation services providers with more than 14 million subscribers, today announced a new location-based mobile application called OnMyWay. OnMyWay is a simple-to-use notification application that automatically alerts a pre-determined person or group of people of the sender's trip status and estimated time of arrival (ETA). Drivers can quickly set an OnMyWay notification prior to getting on the road and the application will automatically send travel time updates based on location to designated contacts via text and/or e-mail.
To create an OnMyWay notification, a user inputs a destination, enters a scheduled appointment time, selects or enters one or more phone numbers or e-mail addresses to send alerts to, and then hits start. The user's address book is automatically integrated into the application to simplify information input. In addition, the sender has the option to attach a personal message to each notification.
The application automatically notifies recipients of the sender's ETA by text or e-mail so the user can focus on driving. OnMyWay delivers an initial notification alerting the receiver when the driver has started his/her trip and includes an anticipated ETA based on GPS location. Following the initial alert, up to three additional status messages might be automatically sent based on the sender's preferences. Additional alerts sent to the recipient include notification if the sender will be late for the appointment (with a new ETA), when the person is a pre-determined time (in minutes) away from the destination, and one minute from arriving. OnMyWay does not share the user's specific location in any of the notifications.
OnMyWay is a free application and is available immediately on BlackBerry App World(TM) on the BlackBerry(R) Curve(TM) 8310, BlackBerry(R) 8800, BlackBerry(R) Curve(TM) 8900, BlackBerry(R) Bold(TM) 9000 and BlackBerry(R) Bold(TM) 9700 smartphones on the AT&T network. TeleNav plans on launching OnMyWay on additional devices soon including the BlackBerry(R) Curve(TM) 8530 and BlackBerry(R) Tour(TM) 9630 smartphones on the Sprint and Verizon networks, as well as the BlackBerry(R) 8820 and BlackBerry(R) Bold(TM) 9700 smartphones on the T-Mobile network. Standard text messaging and data usage fees apply. To download OnMyWay or other TeleNav products to your BlackBerry(R) smartphone, please visit BlackBerry App World
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