Kapsys launches navigation app for iPhone
Kapsys, a specialist in portable GPS devices, has launched Kapten for iPhone, a comprehensive navigation application for use with the iPhone, and Kapten NG, the smallest pocket-size multi-transport GPS device on the market. Kapsys will demonstrate these innovative products at Mobile World Congress, which will take place in Barcelona from 15 to 18 February 2010.
Following the successful launch of Kapten, the first voice-controlled GPS for use in cities, Kapsys is extending its range of GPS products with its Kapten for iPhone application and its portable Kapten NG. These products will be on show at Mobile World Congress, which will be held in Barcelona (Spain) in February 2010 (Stand 2F49).
Thanks to this new range of products, Kapsys is extending its multi-transport GPS product range, helping users find their way around cities whether they are on foot, using public transport, driving a car or riding a bicycle or motorbike. Kapsys’ products offer extensive coverage of Western Europe, as well as North America.
For the first time on the market, Kapsys is offering an iPhone navigation application at a highly competitive price. Since such an application is not necessarily required every day, Kapten for iPhone is available on the basis of a monthly subscription rate starting at €3.99 for unlimited use over a 30-day period, which can be renewed at will. Kapten for iPhone also offers the option of transferring to a permanent licence, starting at €39.99.
Kapsys has also launched the innovative Kapten NG, the smallest pocket-size multi-transport GPS device on the market. Because of its compact size (H100mm x L55mm x W13mm) and weight (90g), the Kapten NG can be carried inside the user’s pocket. Its multi-transport functionality is suitable for navigation on foot, with or without the use of public transport, as well as driving or cycling.
The Kapten for iPhone application is on sale through Apple’s online iTunes App Store. Several versions are available: Single Country, Western Europe, and a USA/Canada version. These applications will turn any 3G or 3GS iPhone into a true multi-transport navigator, usable in a host of geographic areas.
The main functionalities offered by this application include multi-transport navigation; unique coverage of public transport (underground, suburban trains and trams); genuine voice guidance and extensive visual displays; and Ktag creation for the tagging of favourite locations.
The Kapten for iPhone Country application includes the map of a country or group of countries (depending on the App Store). The versions currently available are France, Benelux, UK-Ireland, Germany-Austria-Switzerland, Spain-Portugal, and Italy. The application costs €3.99 for a renewable monthly subscription and €39.99 for a permanent licence.
The Kapten for iPhone Western Europe application covers 22 countries and territories – Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the Vatican. It costs €5.99 for a renewable monthly subscription and €59.99 for a permanent licence.
The Kapten for iPhone North America application includes a map of the USA and Canada. It costs €5.99 for a monthly subscription and €59.99 for a permanent licence.
Kapten NG offers the following functionalities: multi-transport navigation in a pocket-size format; unique coverage of public transport (underground, suburban trains and trams), which can be used with pedestrian navigation; genuine voice guidance and extensive visual displays; and Ktag creation and sharing to record favourite locations.
Kapten NG will be available as of February 2010. Kapten NG Country features the map of a country or group of countries and costs €129.99 including VAT (RRP).
Kapten NG Western Europe covers 22 countries and territories – Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK and the Vatican. The recommended price is €149.99 including VAT.
Kapten NG North America includes a map of the USA and Canada and retails at €149.99 including VAT.