Scout for iPhone App Updated to Include In-Route Suggestions

Gear Diary is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn More.

Scout for iPhone App Updated to Include In-Route Suggestions

The Scout for iPhone app was already a great personal navigator powered by over 100 million traffic sources, and loaded with “traffic-conquering tools designed specifically for when you’re on the go”, but now it is even more powerful. Now you can search for popular food and drink places along your route while navigating, and you’ll get cheap parking guidance, too.

Ever had a craving for a snack or needed gas on a road trip? Most GPS navigation apps like Google Maps and Apple Maps don’t let you search while you’re already navigating. Those that do forget you’re already headed somewhere, which means they might suggest a gas station or coffee shop that is actual behind you or miles off of your planned route. That all changes today with Telenav’s update of its Scout for iPhone app.

With this new update, you’ll be able to:

  • Search for popular chains along your route
  • Suggestions and guidance to the closest and cheapest parking lots near your destination
  • A new dashboard with an interactive map with suggested places to eat and drink based on other Scout users

The only negative I can think of is that the updated Scout for iPhone app is … well, it’s only for the iPhone. There is an Android version, but Scout for iPhone is an app that I would also love to have on my Nokia 1020 Windows Phone. Maybe some day!

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Download the Scout for iPhone app here.

As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases. Thanks for your support!


About the Author

Judie Lipsett Stanford
I've had a fascination with all types of gadgets and gizmos since I was a child, beginning with the toy robot that my grandmother gave my brother - which I promptly "relieved him of" in 1973. I'm a self-professed gadget magpie. I can't tell you how everything works, but I'm known world-wide for using a product until I have a full understanding of what it does, what its limitations are, and if it excels in any given area — or not.