TeleNav's Scout for Apps Offers Free HTML5 Navigation
TeleNav today announced a new web-based service called Scout for Apps. The service is being offered to developers, who can incorporate TeleNav's HTML5 voice-guided GPS navigation service directly into their own web apps. TeleNav is also offering Scout to consumers, who can point their mobile browsers to Scout.me to get web-based directions on their phone. TeleNav said that Scout.me has been optimized for the iOS browser, but not yet for the Android browser (though it will still probably work on an Android device). Developers can download the appropriate tools from TeleNav's web site.
Progressive Web Apps Will Soon Sink Deeper Into Android
Google plans to improve Progressive Web Apps in the next beta version of Chrome, a change that will give the apps far more functionality than they currently enjoy. Google has been experimenting with Progressive Web Apps since 2015.
Telenav's Scout App Switches to OpenStreetMaps
Telenav today announced that its Scout mobile mapping application will use OpenStreetMaps data moving forward. OpenStreetMaps is crowd-sourced and updated constantly with changes to roads, streets, and avenues in near-real time by 1.6 million contributors.
Google Brings Web-based VR to Cardboard
Google today expanded the availability of web-based virtual reality content to Google Cardboard. Google first brought WebVR to Chrome for Daydream-compatible devices earlier this year.
Mozilla Says Android Phones Can Run Firefox Web Apps
Mozilla recently revealed how Android devices can install and run Firefox-based Open Web Apps. Users will need to install the latest version of the Firefox Browser (version 29).
Yahoo Improves Flickr Mobile Apps and Web Experience
Yahoo today announced a significant round of updates to its Flickr online photo service. To start, the online site has a new camera roll and improved search tools to make browsing through albums more enjoyable or locating specific moments much easier.