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NAVITIME JAPAN Launches JOURNEY PRO CONNECT: A Smartphone Multimodal Navigation Application Localized for the UK Market

(September 27, 2011)
Tokyo, Sept 27, 2011 - (JCN Newswire) - A large city in the UK - such as London - with complex public transportation networks and intricate streets can be difficult to travel around. Planning the trip can also be frustrating and time-consuming, as there are so many possible combination of transportation methods and streets to choose from.

Extensively studying the travel needs of the UK population, NAVITIME JAPAN introduced "JOURNEY PRO CONNECT by NAVITIME" (JPC) smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices as an all-in-one solution for travel within the UK. JPC provides a multimodal door-to-door journey planner; sat nav with voice guidance for cars and pedestrians; and features to connect with social networks.

President Dr. Keisuke Onishi commented on the background of the development. "Our challenge in the UK market started two years ago when we were preparing to launch Journey Pro. We studied the unique characteristics of the UK transportation system - as well as how people used them and what inconvenienced them - and released the smartphone application in September 2010. The result was exciting - we received an average of over 200 feedbacks per month in the past year, which included many many positive feedbacks, and additionally, opinions and advice on how to improve the service. We have been continuously updating the application based on those feedbacks, and now with over 152 thousand downloads, I can say that it has been worth the effort. The new JOURNEY PRO CONNECT brings a whole new challenge, with new social features and a larger transportation scope. By putting users first, I wish to create a healthy eco-system for this service as well."

The application is available for Android and iPhone, and is priced at 3.99 GBP/30 days or 39.99 GBP/year. The application will be available for 1.99 GPB/30 days as an introductory campaign. Further details about the application is available on the web site and Facebook page.

Full app details at: .


Headquartered in Tokyo, NAVITIME JAPAN has been developing and providing navigation technologies since 2001. The multi-modal path-finding and voice navigation solution "NAVITIME" has won numerous awards, and currently serves over 4 million subscribers in Japan. NAVITIME JAPAN also develops and licenses route search engines; provides ASP services for route search and map distribution; and operates white label navigation services for mobile operators. For more information, please see .

Source: NAVITIME JAPAN Co., Ltd.


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