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Scout iOS navigation app is updated with hands-free voice commands

Scout has been a popular free navigation app for iOS that includes turn-by-turn directions and crowdsourced traffic information. It also has reliable directions to restaurants, shops, gas stations and all the other destinations you may want. Today, Scout was updated to include hands-free voice...

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iPhones will play a big part in the upcoming automotive revolution

I just spent a few days in San Francisco attending a conference sponsored by Telenav, one of the leaders in navigation and services in both the automotive and smartphone worlds. Much of what is discussed at these kinds of get-togethers is off the record, giving reporters a sneak peek at...

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Telenav is offering car companies an embedded navigation system that links to smartphones

One of the problems with using an iPhone or other smartphone for navigation is the screen size. Manipulating the phone while driving can be a serious distraction. To address this shortcoming -- and leverage the large-screen displays that are present in some modern vehicles -- Telenav has...

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Scout for iPhone adding 3d building and crowd-sourced traffic info later this year

Telenav today announced some major enhancements to its free Scout navigation app. Of note, 3D buildings and landmarks are included in the upcoming update, along with significant improvements to the Scout traffic content and user interface. Using some graphics techniques from the game...

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TeleNav updates free Scout nav app, optimizes for iPhone 5

In the battle of the navigation apps, there's a silent warrior that's left out of the skirmishes between Apple, Google and the rest. That app is TeleNav's Scout (free, Scout Plus service available via in-app purchase), and it just received an update to make it even more useful. First, the app...

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Telenav's free Scout nav app gets offline navigation, speech recognition

In January of 2012, Telenav announced Scout, a free "daily personal navigator" app for iPhone. Today the company has released a new version of the app with improved features including Always There Navigation, a downloadable offline navigation feature that provide GPS navigation whether or not...

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Telenav offers "Scout for Apps" service to developers (Updated)

Earlier this year, TeleNav launched a free Scout app and promised an online, HTML5 navigation service. Perhaps those weren't gaining enough momentum, because TeleNav is now offering the service to developers, who can embed TeleNav's turn-by-turn Scout.me services into their apps. Read more about...

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TeleNav launches free Scout "daily personal navigator" for iPhone

Last month, TUAW reported on GPS navigation vendor TeleNav's plans to launch an HTML5-based free navigation system that would work on any browser. Yesterday, TeleNav introduced Scout, which is another free personal navigation product. The new service comes with a Scout by TeleNav iPhone app...

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Nominate your favorite iPhone navigation app for TUAW's Best of 2011

During December and January, The Unofficial Apple Weblog is soliciting your nominations and votes for the best products for Mac, iPhone/iPod touch, and iPad. We'll start with nominations in a category, and then tally your votes for the top-nominated products a few days later. The winner in each...

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Daily Update for December 14, 2011

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get all the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the inline player...

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TeleNav announces free HTML5-based GPS nav service

TeleNav is a large provider of GPS navigation applications for smartphones and in-car infotainment systems. Whether it's the AT&T Navigator app or Ford vehicles, TeleNav is behind the scenes. Today the company announced the upcoming availability of an HTML5-based navigation service that works...

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Daily Update for October 31, 2011

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get all the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the inline player...

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TeleNav offers a sort-of free GPS solution for iOS

As we continue our survey of GPS apps for iOS, I have to mention the TeleNav family. The company, which is also behind the AT&T Navigator subscription app, offers a free entry level app that is quite popular with users, even though it is missing some key features. For free you get...

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TeleNav GPS for iPhone 4: Free maps, inexpensive turn-by-turn service

At CTIA in Orlando, Florida, TeleNav today announced a new GPS solution for iPhone 4 users. Available immediately on the App Store, TeleNav GPS (free) starts off providing 30 free days of personal navigation service, including spoken turn-by-turn directions, 3D moving maps, auto-rerouting and...

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Verizon iPhone causing fragmentation of iOS apps? We've got the real story

Sometimes, when journalists and bloggers hear something that sounds like a scoop, they rush to publish the story before anyone else can get it. Unfortunately, that sometimes has repercussions. Yesterday, I was talking to ZDNet's James Kendrick at the TeleNav Waypoint event in Cupertino when he...

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