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  • Telenav Takes On Google With New OpenStreetMap-Based Offline Navigation SDK

    Telenav Takes On Google With New OpenStreetMap-Based Offline Navigation SDK

    Telenav has made a large investment in the crowdsourced OpenStreetMap (OSM) project and currently employs the project’s founder Steve Coast. With the help of this, the company hopes to take on Google’s mapping services for both mainstream users and developers. Telenav’s involvement has given the OSM project quite a boost, and so it’s not a major surprise that the… Read More

  • Telenav Held Talks With Navmii Before Acquiring Rival Navigation App Skobbler

    Telenav Held Talks With Navmii Before Acquiring Rival Navigation App Skobbler

    TechCrunch understands that Skobbler wasn’t the only OpenStreepMap-powered startup to be on Telenav’s radar. We’re hearing that the U.K.’s Navmii, maker of Navfree, the free mapping and navigation app for iOS and Android, was also being eyed up as a target. Read More

  • Telenav Buys Skobbler For $24M To Power An OpenStreetMap Challenge To Google Maps

    Telenav Buys Skobbler For $24M To Power An OpenStreetMap Challenge To Google Maps

    Last summer we heard that German startup Skobbler was being courted as an acquisition target, in the wake of Google’s purchase of Waze. Today Skobbler has achieved that exit — albeit not Waze-sized — selling to Telenav, maker of the Scout navigation app, in a deal worth just shy of $24 million. Read More

  • OpenStreetMap Founder Steve Coast Leaves Microsoft For Telenav

    OpenStreetMap Founder Steve Coast Leaves Microsoft For Telenav

    Along with Wikipedia, OpenStreetMap (OSM) is one of the flagship crowdsourcing projects on the Internet, but unless you are watching this space closely, it may come as a surprise that Steve Coast, the founder of OSM, worked at Microsoft for the last three years. Today, in the shadow of Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia, Coast announced that he is moving to Telenav to work on OSM and to… Read More

  • Telenav Updates Its Scout iPhone Navigation App, Now Lets You Share Arrival Times And Locations

    Telenav Updates Its Scout iPhone Navigation App, Now Lets You Share Arrival Times And Locations

    Telenav’s Scout for iPhone is a pretty capable personal navigator that gives you voice-guided turn-by-turn directions, access to local information and all the other features you expect from a GPS app. Today, the company is launching a major update to the app that focuses on bringing more social features to Scout. Read More

  • TeleNav Dreams Of GPS Navigation On Every Phone, But Must Contend With Google [Video]

    TeleNav Dreams Of GPS Navigation On Every Phone, But Must Contend With Google [Video]

    Sal Dhanani, one of the co-founders of mobile GPS navigation company TeleNav, wants to “bring GPS navigation to the masses through mobile phones.” His company has been pursuing that dream since 1999 when TeleNav was founded. Today, TeleNav is bundled into millions of Sprint phones, and is also available through AT&T (including as an iPhone app) and other carriers. The… Read More

  • AT&T Navigator update shakes things up

    AT&T Navigator update shakes things up

    The AT&T Navigator app for iPhone got an update recently, and adds an interesting new feature. From any menu screen, simply shake the iPhone to make the app route you to a predefined “home” address. No need to work through the menus: simply shake your phone. That sounds like a convenient feature. More inside. Read More

  • TeleNav creating GPS blog reading system

    TeleNav creating GPS blog reading system

    To me, geo-tagging in photography hasn’t really held much interest. Sure, it’s helpful when you see someones work that you admire, but generally I’ve always felt that it was kind of silly. TeleNav is looking to change that, through the use of a device that will show you images to places in your area that have been tagged. Read More

  • Telenav launches GPS Navigator for the T-Mobile myTouch 3G

    What? Are you surprised? Telenav announced today that when the T-Mobile myTouch 3G goes on sale tomorrow, their turn-by-turn nav system will be one of the first available for the second Android-powered device. A 30-day free trial will be available for myTouch 3G owners starting on August 5. After that you’ll have to fork over $10/month for the service. To be honest, it’s actually… Read More

  • Review: TeleNav for the G1

    Review: TeleNav for the G1

    The GPS Navigation system has become a utility that is essential to travel, whether it be daily commute or cross country excursion. Once seen a luxury, this now-necessity has been a sweeping success all around the globe, allowing the world’s atlases right at your fingertip with near surgical precision in tracking and guidance. TeleNav, established veteran of the GPS marketplace, has… Read More

  • Telenav turn-by-turn for Android coming in 2 weeks

    Telenav turn-by-turn for Android coming in 2 weeks

    Were you disappointed by this mornings news that the other nuvifone wouldn’t be sportin’ the droid? So were we. Then we realized it wasn’t so much because we cared for the new nuvifone, but because we just wanted turn-by-turn navigation on an Android phone. Turns out, we don’t have much longer to wait. According to their new product page, we should be using… Read More

  • TeleNav updates Shotgun firmware, new features abound

    TeleNav updates Shotgun firmware, new features abound

    TeleNav’s Shotgun PND is prepping for an update packed with two exciting features that should be launching in the next day or two. The Internet-connected GPS device will soon allow you to record miles driven and rate/review POIs. The data is stored and downloadable (Excel or PDF) from My TeleNav for up to two years. That should come in handy for the road warriors when submitting expenses… Read More

  • Contest: CrunchGear Loyalty Rewards Program

    Contest: CrunchGear Loyalty Rewards Program

    We’ve been around for a few years now and we know that a lot of you have been following us since the beginning so we wanted to reward those folks. Think of it as our version of Best Buy’s Reward Zone program. Otherwise known as the CrunchGear Loyalty Rewards Program. TeleNav has always been supportive of us and so we’ve teamed up to give away a years worth of free service… Read More

  • TeleNav launches their own PND calls it the Shotgun

    TeleNav launches their own PND calls it the Shotgun

    It’s just another GPS, right? Is that what you’re thinking? While it is just a GPS the Shotgun from TeleNav brings a bit more than your standard Garmin. It’s somewhat comparable to the Dash as well, but we all know what happened to them. The Shotgun has a 4.3-inch LCD and connects wirelessly over a GSM network for real-time traffic updates and OTA upgrades: • Restaurant… Read More

  • TeleNav contest winners!

    TeleNav contest winners!

    Thanks to everyone for entering. The following readers came closest to the winning price of $4.095: Eric, Sam, and Cory. You’ll be receiving an e-mail soon, guys. Thanks for playing. Read More

  • CONTEST: Guess how much we’ll all be gouged by gas prices and win three months of free Telenav service!

    CONTEST: Guess how much we’ll all be gouged by gas prices and win three months of free Telenav service!

    Hey, look – gas prices keep going up! How about that? We can’t save you any money on gas but we can give you three free months of TeleNav GPS service on your cell phone. There’s a feature that finds cheap gas in your nearby vicinity, too. Hey, I guess we CAN save you money on gas in a roundabout way. Here’s more info… TeleNav GPS Navigator includes access to updated… Read More

  • Review: TeleNav GPS Receiver

    Review: TeleNav GPS Receiver

    I’ve had a couple weeks to fiddle around with TeleNav’s Bluetooth GPS receiver and there isn’t a whole lot to review other than the fact that it works great. It immediately synced with my T-Mobile BlackBerry Curve which is sans GPS via Bluetooth and I was on my merry way. Of course, it didn’t work while in NYC, which is sort of a given so I had to wait until I was… Read More

  • Contest: Worst. Valentine's. Ever.

    Contest: Worst. Valentine's. Ever.

    Now that the worst Hallmark holiday has passed us it’s time for a contest! Once again, TeleNav has been generous enough to give the lucky winner three free months of service. So how do you win? It’s pretty easy, really. Tell us over at BFF your worst Valentine’s Day horror story – getting lost on the way to your date, being stuck in traffic, not knowing where the… Read More

  • Hands on with TeleNav's GPS Receiver

    Hands on with TeleNav's GPS Receiver

    When I switched from the Sidekick Slide, I decided to stay with T-Mobile since I’m month-to-month with them rather than jumping to AT&T or Verizon or Sprint. So my BlackBerry Curve is sans GPS, but has Wi-Fi instead. It sort of evens out. Well, in the three weeks that I’ve been away I’ve done some driving and on a few occasions I forgot to bring my Helio Ocean, which meant… Read More

  • TeleNav makes its way across the pond

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    One of our favorite mobile phone GPS providers, TeleNav, is bringing its unlimited 3D moving maps with voice and on-screen turn-by-turn driving directions to Europe. All the good stuff you’ve been wanting is now in the palm of your hands, Europe. If you own one of the following BlackBerries: the Curve, Pearl, 7130… Read More