24 April 2013

Have you put a British icon in control of the map? Stephen Fry available as your sat nav voice!

Image courtesy of http://www.stephenfry.com/ 
Some of you have jumped at the opportunity, and others may have noticed - thanks @Foxytweets for your mention - that M8 UK has welcomed the unmistakable voice of Stephen Fry to the range of artificial voices that users operating M8 UK on iPhone, Android and BlackBerry Touch devices can select to deliver directions when they’re out and about across the UK.

We’re huge fans of Mr. Stephen Fry here at M8 HQ, and welcome him into the bosom of our ‘M8 UK Voice Command Family’ - really rolls of the tongue, doesn’t it? - with huge smiles and open arms! The M8 community can opt to have turn by turn navigation prompts read to them by the star of Blackadder, Oscar Wilde and QI by making a simple one-off in app purchase so whether you are on a business trip, road trip with family, lost in a new town, or doing a spot of urban orienteering with friends, Stephen Fry can be right there with you, helping you navigate and arrive at your destination.

With a sophisticated accent that is rooted in the foundations of UK culture, the voice of much loved TV personality, author, actor, comedian and advocate for innovative technology joins the voices of well known actors Kim Cattrall and Verne Troyer in being available for selection to deliver accurate navigation commands to our M8 community as part of the sat nav feature.

We want the M8 UK app to be as fun as possible to use, and to be as useful as possible, so we are always thinking, discussing and working on enriching the overall experience. Whether ensuring that our users get the best deals around wherever they are by integrating MyVoucherCodes, helping out when users are on the lookout for a petrol station, or even making sure that you guys don’t end up in a rubbish bar by providing recommendations for a good pub through the Good Pub Guide feature, we strive to deliver the best all in one app available to the UK. And we think that the addition of Stephen Fry’s melodious voice is just, well...fabulous!

We're delighted to be able to offer such a personality - a national treasure if you will - to deliver directions to users. Stephen Fry is undoubtedly one of the most widely recognised characters in the UK and his passion for British culture, together with his zeal for pioneering technology makes him a perfect match for M8 UK.

So we've got Verne Troyer, Mission Control, God, Kim Cattrall and Stephen Fry available to deliver directions to our M8 community, but who else would you like to be bossed about by? Let us know on Twitter @localm8 or on our Facebook page.

By Telmap Mate