Granted, it’s been rather quiet around us in the past couple of weeks. But behind the scenes, we have been working hard on your favourite sat nav. It is finally available! Everybody please welcome our new „GPS Navigation, Maps & Traffic – Scout (Sat Nav)“ (iOS), „GPS Navigation & Maps – Scout“ (Android). Or let’s just call it „Scout“.
Scout will continue to offer you the same functionality and wealth of features that you already know and have come to love. In addition, our all-in-one maps and navigation solution contains the following improvements and enhancements:
Many of you have been asking for the integration of traffic data. We are now able to fulfill your wish! Your new Scout app provides you with INRIX incident traffic and thus allows you to avoid road blocks or construction sites, for instance. If you want even more current information about dynamic traffic flow, you can also purchase the „International INRIX Traffic“ flow-traffic upgrade (lifetime, no subscription). This add-on delivers colour-coded information on the traffic situation, meaning that streets will be displayed in green, orange or red, depending on how fluent traffic is at that very moment. This information will also be an important part of route calculation. It greatly enhances route quality.
Free country map
Since the previous update our iOS app also comes with one entire country map for offline usage for free. You probably already know the great advantages of these offline maps. Yet, it can’t be overemphasized: Downloading maps will allow you to use your app’s key features without an internet connection. You will never get lost again – even when a data connection is not available (e.g. in the countryside), when your monthly data volume is spent, or when you are travelling abroad (no roaming fees anymore).
You’ll get fresh map data. As you already know, the fact that our maps are based on OpenStreetMap enables us to provide you with the most up-to-date and most detailed street- and roadnetwork for cars, bikes and even pedestrians. Thank you, OpenStreetMap!
“Scout” is available for download on iTunes and Google Play for free now. Some of our existing users might have mixed feelings about that. Let us explain our motives. Our aim is to provide our customers with the ultimate “bang for the buck”. This is why we do continue to improve the app with each version at no extra cost (e.g. integration of INRIX traffic data in this version). We will also continue to provide our users with constant free map updates as well as usability and user interface improvements. In essence, we continuously do our best to both keep our existing users very happy and get new people interested by making the app increasingly attractive. We thank you for your interest in the app and appreciate your loyalty very much. We really hope that you feel that the service our app provides to you outweighs anything that you might have paid in the past by far. Without your contribution, we wouldn’t have been able to get to this point that enables us to offer the app for free to get even more people interested. The additional feedback from these new customers will help us to accelerate improvement of the app and ultimately also contribute to making OpenStreetMap itself better. Essentially, everybody wins as the app will evolve at a faster rate.
That being said: We are looking forward to hearing about your experience with Scout. Feel free to leave a comment below or send us an e-mail to support[at]skobbler.com. Our support team will also gladly assist you, if you have any problems or questions.
Thanks for using Scout!
Your Scout Team
You can now download Scout for iOS on iTunes App Store. Our current users will get Scout as an update.
Android-users can find Scout on Google Play. What’s being said above is true for Android, too: Those of you who already have the app on their device will automatically get Scout as an update.