Telefónica launches location app for Europe

Telefónica has announced the availability of its Ruta Movistar App on the App Store. Ruta Movistar offers iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS users a navigation system which helps them to easily reach their destination by car or on foot. The app also locates points of interest such as restaurants, hotels, petrol stations, supermarkets and ATMs.

The service turns the iPhone into a fully functioning navigator and includes routes, points of interest, 3D images, text-to-speech voice instructions and safety camera alerts. The app was developed using software by Telmap, mobile navigation company, and uses Navteq maps.

Pilar Latorre, residential commercial offer director at Telefónica España, said: “This Ruta Movistar App is ground breaking and opens up new possibilities for our customers starting with iPhone users who now have everything they need to navigate easily. At Telefónica, we strive to ensure our customers have the best mobile experience possible.”

Ruta Movistar’s unique Place Carousel and intuitive Tap’n’Go search function provides a large category-base of points of interests making it easy to find hotels, cafes, bars and more. in cities and towns across the Iberian Peninsular (Spain, Portugal, Andorra and Gibraltar), the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands.

The Ruta Movistar App is available now to download from the App Store. For the first month all users can test the app for free with no data charges.