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.
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.
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.
Chrome for Android Now Supports Push Notifications
Android users can now tap into push notifications from their favorite web sites. Google updated its Chrome browser this week with support for personalized notifications that come directly from the web.
Twitter's Digits Sign-in Service Now Available on the Web
Twitter today expanded the availability of its Digits sign-in service to the web. Digits, which was made available to Android and iOS apps last fall, lets people use a mobile apps' phone-based login to access the web site associated with the app rather than requiring people to use an email address and password, or social networking credentials.