I found out about this RouteGuru.com website while I was reading one of my favorite blog webyantra.net. This new website RouteGuru gives you directions in an Indian Style. You pick the starting address, ending address and hit submit. The directions would be something like
- Pass by DELHI STATE COOPERATIVE BANK LIMITED on left
- Pass by PETROL PUMP on left
- Pass by PO (POST OFFICE) on right
This is really pretty cool. Isn't it the same exact way you get directions from road side auto rickshaw and stranger walking on the street ?
The site is currently in Alpha version and only support Delhi NCR region. They have plans for adding more cities like Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune, Kolkata & Mumbai. If you are looking for these cities, then you can submit your email address and they will notify you once these service is available for your city.
The site is founded by Avinash Agrawal who graduated from IIT Mumbai. Other team members include Sudhir Jangir (Co-CTO), Rajesh Ragavan, Anurakt Jain, Rohit Agrawal (Director, he is the founder and CEO of TechTribe.com) and Rishi Chandra (Director). The site was selected as the first winner of TechTribe's Connect2Develop award in Feb 2007.
The extended team is leveraging their years of collective experience in GIS, Web, and application
domains to collaboratively bring an affordable solution to market.
This is really nice initiative by the team and I wish them good luck for their product.