Sygic Launches Location Sharing and Family Safety App - Family by Sygic

Jan 08, 2013, 06:00 ET from Sygic a.s.

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia and SAN FRANCISCO, January 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Family by Sygic is the new app from international leader in GPS navigation software, designed to help parents keep their children safe and simplify the way family stays in touch. The app is going live today on Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

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Family by Sygic is the new family safety app from international leader in GPS navigation software Sygic. The app enables parents to see real-time location of their children, making countless phone calls to check on where kids are unnecessary. The app is going live today on Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

"We wanted to create an app that will help its users in their everyday life. As parents we want to raise our children to be self-reliant but we also need to have confidence that they are safe. Family by Sygic gives parents this peace of mind, while kids will appreciate that parents don't feel the need to call them all the time to check where they are," said Sygic's CEO Michal Stencl.

The app shows real-time location of all the family members on the map. It allows parents to set up Safe / Unsafe zones and sends automatic notifications when kids enter or leave a zone. Geofence is useful for one-time notification when user enters certain area. Augmented reality shows family members in the real surroundings - for example if kids are running around in a park. Navigation to family member's location can be launched from within the app. The app also features free family messaging. iPhone or Android phone, with data services is needed to run the app.

The app is free until January 31st on Google Play and App Store. Later the price will be 2.99 Euro per year/family. Find out more on http://www.sygic.com/family.

About Sygic

Sygic develops off-line voice guided GPS navigation software trusted by millions of customers worldwide. Sygic was the first company to provide turn-by-turn navigation for iOS platform. With over 20 000 000 installs Sygic GPS Navigation is the top offline navigation app for iOS and Android, ranking Top 20 in more than 40 countries. Sygic professional platform powers solutions for private companies as well as civil services. Based in Bratislava, Slovakia, Sygic has been recognized as a Deloitte Fast 50 Company for fastest growing IT companies in Central Europe since 2005. In 2011, Sygic was added to Deloitte's Fast 500 EMEA listing as well.  To learn more about Sygic offerings, visit http://www.sygic.com

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