MapMyIndia, in partnership with Sygic has launched mobile apps that lets you get street level directions, search across PoIs on your mobile without the need for any data plan.
Priced at Rs. 2,490 (perpetual license/one-time fee), the application resides completely on the phone and does NOT require GPRS data connection or cellular network to operate. Hence, there are no hidden or recurring charges for using this application. It works seamlessly across the GPS phones running Windows Mobile, Symbian, Android and the iPhone.
In addition to navigating to these destinations, the interface also allows users to put up POI alerts. Users can ask the application to alert them of POIs along their route that they would like to stop at, an extremely useful feature when you want to figure out where the next ATM or petrol pump is while driving. Users can store locations as favorites, record GPS logs, add multiple destinations and plan routes between these.
Another interesting feature that will delight users is the ability to navigate to their phonebook i.e. navigate to addresses stored for people on their contact lists. Store the street address for your friends, and you can just choose the contact name to get turn-by-turn directions to their location. [more details]