TeleNav announces free HTML5 browser-based turn-by-turn navigation service
From the blog:
If you’re a smartphone owner that’s ever gotten lost while out and about, you’re likely aware of the fact that most platforms offer a wide variety of downloadable navigation apps to find your way. TeleNav is responsible for some of those very apps, having released software for Android, BlackBerry and iOS, but today the company announced its plans for a new type of navigation service. Using HTML5, TeleNav has created a new navigation service that works entirely in a browser and provides voice-guided, turn-by-turn GPS navigation. Best of all? It’s free. TeleNav says that it expects the public launch of its new HTML5-based navigation service to go down early next year, but developers can try it out right now by adding the service to a mobile app or website with one line of code.
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen a company offer up a free navigation service, as Android folk have been enjoying free voice-guided directions for some time now, but the fact that TeleNav’s new solution will work in any HTML5-capable browser is pretty neat. Considering the number of different navigation apps available and the fact that just about everyone uses navigation software from time to time, it should be interesting to see if TeleNav’s HTML5 service performs well enough to serve as a replacement for stand-alone apps. More on this as we get it!
~ by WPA Staff on December 19, 2011.