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.
TomTom Parks New Nav App in Google Play Store
TomTom today released a new version of its navigation service for Android devices. TomTom Go Mobile boasts up-to-date maps for more than 100 countries with support for offline viewing, live traffic updates, safety camera locations, points of interest, and seamless syncing with contacts.
Samsung to Offer Nokia's HERE Maps to Galaxy Devices
Nokia and Samsung today announced that HERE Maps will soon be available to Samsung's Galaxy smartphones for free. HERE Maps allows users to download entire countries or regions, which makes the maps available even when the device is offline.
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.