TeleNav's Scout App for iPhone Gets More Social
TeleNav today released an updated version of its Scout navigation application for the iPhone with a number of new features. Scout now makes it easier for users to plan and share routes with friends and family, even with those who don't use Scout. Using the in-app tools, users can share an address, location, or event via text message, email, or Facebook. The recipient can then follow a link in the message to the browser-based version of Scout to see the shared address or directions. The new Scout also makes it easy for travelers to share their estimated time of arrival (ETA) with friends/family. The app can calculate when the traveler will arrive based on rate of travel, distance, and traffic conditions. The ETA can then be shared with others via text message. Scout for the iPhone is a free download from the iTunes App Store.
Facebook Messenger Gains Live Location Sharing
Facebook today made it possible for people to share their real-time location with others using Messenger. The optional tool is available to both Android and iOS devices.
Dropbox Makes It Easy to Share Files Via Facebook Messenger
Dropbox has integrated its own service into Facebook's Messenger app, allowing people to share files from Dropbox to friends and family through Messenger. The integration requires senders to have both the Dropbox and Messenger apps installed on their phone.
Google's More Social Photos App Now Rolling Out
Google today made its new Google Photos app available to Android and iOS devices, as well as on the web. The revised photo management application adds several hallmark features, including suggested sharing and shared libraries.
Verizon Adds Casting Support to iOS go90 App
Verizon Wireless updated its go90 mobile video app this week, making it possible to push content from the iPhone to TVs via Apple TV and Chromecast. Verizon says the app has a new design with simplified navigation, and now more visibly curates video content based on category, such as action, comedy, drama, or reality.