Scout for iPhone users, just keeps getting better as an update to the app has been released that allows users to share their location with family and friends and also send turn-by-turn navigation.
If you want to share your location you can with a tap on your iPhone screen. You can choose to share via text message, e-mail or Facebook.
The best part about sharing your location with family or friends is that they don’t have to have the Scout app. The shared location has a link to Scout’s HTML5 browser-based turn by turn navigation. As long as the person you are sending the location data to has a smartphone with iOS, Android or Windows Phones they can fully interact
“We’re always on the go – whether it’s our morning drive to work, taking our kids on an adventure for the weekend, or going out with our friends,” said Dariusz Paczuski, general manager of Scout at Telenav. Being able to easily discover local bands and venues, share them with our friends, tell our friends that we’re on our way, and know when they’ll arrive, are great examples of how we’re focused on making Scout even more helpful and more personal for each of our users.”
The update will also allow for you to share your ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival) by sending out a text message through the app when you set your route. Scout even takes into account real-time traffic data.
TeleNav also updated their Scout.me homepage so that it is easier for users to search, save and share venues with family or friends. When saving favorites to your Scout.me account they will also save on your Scout app for you to access later.
If you don’t have Scout, check out the video below to see how it works and you can follow this link to the App Store to download the app and check it out yourself.