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.
Twitter Overhauls Its Mobile Apps and Web Sites
Twitter today revealed a dramatic change to the look and feel of its Android and iOS mobile applications, and its mobile and desktop browser experiences. To start, Twitter has put profile, account, and privacy settings in a single place within the navigation menu to make them easier to find.
Final Android Wear 2.0 Preview Adds iOS Support
Google today made the final preview of Android Wear 2.0 available to developers. Google is expected to release the new wearable platform to the public — alongside new smartwatches — at some point in early February.