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January 07, 2011

Latest Version MotionX-GPS Drive for iPhone and iPad Debuts

By Jyothi Shanbhag, TMCnet Contributor

Fullpower-MotionX, the global leader for mobile sensing solutions, has released its latest version MotionX-GPS Drive exclusively for the iPhone (News - Alert) and iPad tablet, with HD Speech Synthesis for high quality spoken street names.

According to the company officials, this new addition of HD Speech Synthesis makes MotionX-GPS Drive the first navigation solution to offer users a choice between the industry-leading natural voice for turn-by-turn driving instructions, or synthesized voice, an option that includes high quality spoken street names created using next-generation voice synthesis technology.

The company has announced the immediate availability of the latest version for the iPhone at 99 cents and for the iPad at $2.99. The application covers the U.S. and Canada and includes 30 days of free Live Voice Guidance. Additional guidance packages are available at $2.99 for 30 days or $19.99 for a year. The upgrade is free to current MotionX-GPS Drive customers.

Fullpower-MotionX, designs its applications for the iOS platform, which allows the development team to quickly take advantage of the latest features. Rapid updates and innovations are why 8 million iOS enthusiasts use MotionX applications worldwide. 

The company was recently in news for teaming up with Nike to develop the first GPS and accelerometry-driven App for iPhone and iPod touch which is available on the iTunes App store. Nike+ GPS delivers a personal indoor and outdoor running experience by combining the built-in accelerometer with GPS.

In a press release, Stefan Olander, vice president of Digital Sport at Nike, said, “We took great care in evaluating sensing technologies and found the MotionX technology platform to be superior.” Philippe Kahn, CEO of Fullpower-MotionX, said, “We are thrilled to be working with Nike to leverage the innovation of the MotionX technology platform into running. We look forward to the possibility of future collaborative projects.”

Today, Fullpower-MotionX leads the navigation category on the iPhone and the iPad and its solutions are designed and developed in Santa Cruz, Calif.

Jyothi Shanbhag is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Jyothi's articles, please visit her columnist page.

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