TeleNav Intros HTML5 Browser-Based, Voice-Guided, Turn-by-Turn GPS Navigation Service

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The world's first HTML5, browser-based, voice-guided, turn-by-turn GPS nav service has just been released. Got all that? TeleNav is upping their game by adding "one line of code." That line gives evelopers of mobile websites or of apps with local content will have a free and easy way to integrate full GPS turn-by-turn directions into their services, creating a more seamless user experience and increasing user engagement and time spent within their applications.

Similar to TeleNav's GPS navigation application, the HTML5 navigation service will include full-color moving maps, audio directions, and automatic rerouting if the driver misses a turn. TeleNav's HTML5 navigation service will be free for both developers and consumers and will support all major mobile platforms. TeleNav would like to partner with select developers to test the service. Interested mobile website publishers and app developers can apply for early access by visiting TeleNav's website at TeleNav expects to publicly launch its HTML5 service in early 2012. Consumers will not need to be current TeleNav customers but will need to have an HTML5-compatible feature phone or smartphone.
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That is pretty cool, this just goes to show the power of HTML5 and what is also nice is the maps can always be updated. This app should also natively run on Windows Phone since I believe their apps are HTML5 based.

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AKnudson replied on Thu, Dec 15 2011 10:01 AM

Yeah what draco says is true but i think the coolest part is that its free to all app developers that want to integrate it into their apps, so i could go and use it in whatever i wanted to. I can just a distant future where every wednesday i go on a gps guided tresaure hunt. :)

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LLeCompte replied on Thu, Dec 15 2011 11:00 AM

This is good that the iphone finally has a good turn by turn nav app. I love google nav, its kept me from having to buy a GPS.

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DDeveaux replied on Thu, Dec 15 2011 11:39 AM

That is really neat.  Each time I see an HTML5 demo, I'm amazed at what developers are coming up with.

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AKwyn replied on Thu, Dec 15 2011 8:33 PM

HTML5 has all of that potential and yet there are barely any websites out there that use it.

Nice to see a GPS app showing us what HTML 5 can possibly do.


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ajm135 replied on Thu, Dec 15 2011 11:59 PM

HTML really is making an explosion on the internet scene now

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