Augmentra enhances off-road nav software

UK-based Augmentra, the editor of Viewranger outdoor navigation software for mobile phones said today its solution is now compatible with Nokia S60 touch screen phones such as the Nokia 5800. With this new release Augmentra has also enhanced its software to allow over-the-air access to a growing library of navigable leisure route guides. The company has initiated partnerships with content publishers to make their leisure route content available to be searched, browsed and downloaded direct to the handset. The first partner to deliver their content through this platform is who offers a library of over 4,500 detailed and illustrated walking guides across the UK.

Further enhancements within the software add extensions to ViewRanger’s BuddyBeacon tracking capability. A Buddy Trail is now shown and you can set a BuddyBeacon as a navigation target. ViewRanger has also partnered with Retrieva Tracking Ltd to allow users to track and navigate to their dogs via BuddyBeacon support for Retrieva’s upcoming GPS-enabled dog collar.

To date Viewranger offers the broadest choice in topographic maps with more than 10 countries covered in Western Europe.

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