TeleNav Intros Free, Web-Based HTML5 GPS Navigation Service
TeleNav today announced a new GPS navigation service that works in the browser of mobile phones rather than as a stand-alone application. The service uses HTML5 in the browser to provide voice-guided, turn-by-turn GPS navigation. In addition to the web service, TeleNav says the browser-based mapping tool can be added to existing web apps with a single line of code. It will include many of the features found in its native application, including full-color maps, audio directions, and automatic re-routing when drivers miss a turn. The service will be free for consumers and developers, and will support most major mobile platforms (including smartphones and non-smartphones). The service only requires that the browser in question support HTML5. TeleNav expects the HTML5 GPS navigation service to go live in early 2012.
Latest Windows 10 Preview Targets Browser and Maps
Microsoft has made a new build of Windows 10 available to mobile phones and PCs alike. Build 14291 makes significant changes to several important features.
Verizon Wants You To Rattle Along with Its New Hum Devices
Verizon today announced a revamp of its Hum line of connected car devices. Moving forward, consumers can choose one of three new options to keep their car in touch with Verizon's network.
Google's Allo Messaging App Lands On the Web, Sort Of
Google today brought its assistant-backed Allo messaging application to the web. Allo on the web requires Google's Chrome browser and can only interact with Allo on Android smartphones for now (iPhone support is coming later.) Google says Allo web access requires the latest version of the mobile Allo app on your handset in order to function.
Google Maps to Assess How Long It Will Take to Find Parking
Google today added a tool to Google Maps that helps people gauge how difficult parking will be when they arrive at their destination. Google will rate parking difficulty across 25 metro regions in the U.S., including major cities such as New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Dallas, Denver, Orlando, Seattle, and Atlanta.