That’s right, we have another one for you! We’ve managed to churn out a new Scout app that’s packed with even more features to help you get out this summer. So let’s get straight to the good stuff, and fill you in on what we’ve been working on in our secret lab.
Street Level Traffic
Flexible Dashboard Maps
Quick View Results
OnMyWay® – Anytime
Continue reading to get the full rundown of all the new features!
Allow us to introduce Scout Ninja! Scout Ninja is here to help you beat traffic, discover cool places, and drive smarter. Stay tuned for Scout Ninja’s tips and tricks from his entire arsenal from time to time.
Since summer’s coming up, we caught up with Scout Ninja to let you in on some secrets that can help you become a master planner, wizard of itineraries, commander of reservations, hotel sleuth, and organizing savant.
My name is Nick Altschuller, and I’m the new Guides Editor for Scout.me. My goal is to inform you about all the compelling venues and events around you. My job, at the moment, is centered in Boston. So if you’re in the Hub of the Universe, and you need to know where to take your toddler for a play date, and where to get a strong martini afterwards, I’m your man.
The first step in this personalized approach is the creation of our Boston Twitter account, @ScoutMeBoston. Please, follow along, ask for a recommendation, or share your own tips and favorites. This is a journey we’re going to take together. And if we get lost, that’s what the GPS is for.
So, what makes me an expert?
Boston is my home of the past 11 years, minus the two I spent earning my master’s degree in journalism. From the beginning, my career has been about tackling the hard issues, like professional football and Neil Diamond impersonators. I’ve written sophisticated innuendo for Maxim. For Esquire, I grilled chef Robert Irvine on time travel and how he’d prepare tofu for a black bear. While ducking Pulitzers, I’ve spent the past five years with The Improper Bostonian, an arts and entertainment magazine. As an editor, I collaborated with a wide spectrum of local creators and innovators. In my position, I was plugged into city life, and often stained with red wine as well as red ink. It was a dreadful grind, one I made in the service of reporting on fun.
I plan to continue that work with Scout, and I look forward to discovering the best of the city with you,
Hey Scouts! We’re proud to announce our newest update to Scout for Android this week! The update includes an easier to use app with a cooler looking dashboard, less advertisements, downloadable maps to always keep you on track and great ways to share locations and driving information with your friends and family. We’re making Scout sleeker, fun and just downright simpler to use than ever before.
Still wishing the weekend was here? Us too. But to help your daily grinds, we released a small update over the weekend that makes Scout for iPhone even easier to use. We’ve added a new “Tips and Tricks” section in the app to help you discover cool features you may not have known existed within Scout.
Check it out:
Also, if you didn’t already know, you can share your location or a certain place you’re going via text, e-mail, Facebook and now, Twitter!
If you’re a current Scout user, download the update and let us know what you think! If you are new to Scout on iPhones, try out the 30-day free trial and we’d love to hear your feedback.
Waypoint 2013 has come and gone – and this year’s conference was full of intelligent and intriguing discussions about navigation technology. The annual conference was held in San Francisco, where Telenav hosted a group of influential tech journalists and analysts from across the country to talk about the future of mobile and in-car navigation.
In the above video, Waypoint 2013 attendees discuss their first impressions of the event and their views on the future of navigation.
Waypoint 2013 is almost here! On Monday, April 15, we host a group of influential tech journalists and bloggers from across the country for a 2-day event in San Francisco. Waypoint is a valuable opportunity for Telenav and Scout to interact with the people who write on new products; the guys who you read to keep up-to-date on the coolest new products and services. It also gives us the chance to share our Scout roadmap for the coming year and get feedback on the app and our vision.
Though Waypoint is an exclusive, media-only program, you can still participate in several ways:
Follow the attendees by subscribing to our Waypoint 2013 Twitter List.
Search for the official hashtag #Waypoint2013 for real-time updates and follow @Scout on Twitter
Watch and join the live stream of our automotive panel on Tuesday, April 16 at 12:30pm PT. You can follow us on USTREAM to get notified about the live stream.
Check out a video summary of last year’s conference:
Testimonials from past Waypoint participants:
“What I do appreciate about this event is the information that we share and discuss is really listened to and taken into consideration.” Antonio Wells (AndroidTapp.com)
“What’s cool is that Telenav is growing every year in the way that they develop the project and the way they develop the app, so it’s been fun to see the company grow and push out from going beyond navigation—from point A to point B—to also helping you discover new things, fun things in your area or new cities you are traveling to.” Nan Palermo (Blackberrycool.com)
“It’s good for me to be able to speak my part, to say to the designers and the engineers, the people in marketing and advertising my thought on the product and feel like I’m actually making a difference. …the things that I want to see changed in the product don’t’ fall on deaf ears.” Antuan Goodwin (CNET.com)
Scout is a daily personal navigator that gives you a new way to discover local things to do, like events & activities and then easily get you there with turn-by-turn, voice-guided navigation. Scout’s personalized GPS navigation provides the information that’s most important to you and your decision for “where to next”?
April is National Stress Awareness month and we wanted to share some ways to reduce stress while driving. Earlier in the month, in the spirit of April Fools, we announced a new feature for Scout App—the Road Rage Detector. While the feature is not yet real, we found these 10 ways to tame road rage and keep your calm in a stressful driving situation.
Be aware of your internal dialogue.
Just as you are about to yell at another driver, remind yourself that you can’t actually change their driving.
Take deep breaths. Oxygen calms you down and gives you fresh energy when you’re running low on patience.
If you feel stressed, listen to gentle music to prevent road rage.
Use an aromatherapy car diffuser. Natural aromas of pure essential oils have shown to relieve stress.
Have a go-to affirmation, a phrase in the present tense like, “I’m a good driver” to repeat in the heat of the moment.
Have a snack handy. An empty stomach causes stress that may contribute to poor driving decisions.
Respect other drivers. You never know why someone’s driving is erratic. Pretend they are in a life and death situation. Turn the anger into empathy by sending them good wishes to get home safely.
If you have to confront a driver, do so thoughtfully. Talk to them in terms of how their behavior endangers others.
Road rage at the root is stress. A signal that you need some rest and relaxation.
Download the app and check out Scout for yourself.
More About Scout
Scout is a daily personal navigator that gives you a new way to discover local things to do, like events & activities and then easily get you there with turn-by-turn, voice-guided navigation. Scout’s personalized GPS navigation provides the information that’s most important to you and your decision for “where to next”? Want to try Scout for yourself? Check out Scout.me or download the FREE mobile app for iOS or Android.