TeleNav launches HTML5 browser-based, voice-guided, turn-by-turn GPS navigation service

TeleNav, a global wireless location-based
services provider, announced that it has created the first HTML5 browser-based,
voice-guided, turn-by-turn GPS navigation service for mobile devices.

By adding one line of code, developers of
mobile websites or of apps with local content will have an easy way to
integrate 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.

“This is an enormous amount of added
value for any mobile, location-based website or app focused on travel,
shopping, local search, deals and more,” said Sal Dhanani, co-founder and
vice president of products for TeleNav.

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

TeleNav has more than 26 million paying
subscribers as of September 30, 2011. TeleNav’s services provide consumers,
wireless service providers, enterprises and automakers with location-specific,
real-time, personalized services such as GPS navigation, local search, mobile
advertising, mobile commerce, location tracking and workflow automation.

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