MapmyIndia launches Explore App for windows phone

New Delhi, India, October 8, 2013: MapmyIndia, India’s player in digital maps, navigation and location-based services today launched of Explore app for Windows 8 phones. The Explore app is free (Explore). For Android users, ‘Explore’ will soon make a debut on the Google Play store.

Explore app helps the users to find millions of useful places of interest like ATMs, restaurants, petrol pumps, hospitals etc. around them. Apart from being a city guide the app has a social interface also. The users can pin favorite hangouts, rate and review popular places around their location and follow other “Explorers”.

Rakesh Verma, Managing Director, MapmyIndia, said, The Explore app further reinforces our commitment to bring to the users apps that are helpful as well as fun to have. It is a culmination of an exciting partnership between MapmyIndia and Microsoft. This social-navigation app is the third in the series of apps we have launched for the Windows 8 platform. The Locate app and Real- time traffic on MapmyIndia maps have generated an overwhelming user response on both Windows and Android platforms. We will soon make ‘Explore’ available to Android users.”

Search places and favorites: The application has millions of places and points of interest to choose from – either by category or name – including restaurants, ATMs, hotels, hospitals and more. Users can then select and navigate to the destination chosen and save frequent destinations as favorites.

Your city guide: Lists out MapmyIndia recommendations across three categories – eat & drink, places to see and places to stay with detailed place info and pictures. Has a showcase section that highlights some popular places

Customize your Explore: The users have an option of placing a location on the map.

Social interface: Users can login with Facebook, pin places (which is marking a place as “been here”). Add photos, write reviews, follow other users and subscribe to places. Any such activity is posted on Facebook right away

Uses India’s best maps: MapmyIndia maps, India’s most accurate and comprehensive map database powers Explore.

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