Scouting Life: We’re giving away a Canon Rebel T3i Super Bundle!

Not long ago, we launched Scout for iPhone, which we designed to be #alwaysthere for you, regardless if you’re out looking for something fun to do or you just want to find the quickest way home.

In the newly updated Scout, we added two new features to make getting around easier, including #alwaysthere (offline) navigation and speech recognition. Be sure to read more about it here.

As you could imagine, we’re really excited about getting an updated version of Scout out to everyone and we know we couldn't have done it without the support of our awesome fans on Facebook and Twitter. So to thank you all for your continued support, we want to give you a chance to win something BIG.

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Scouting on the iPhone Just Got Easier! Now with Offline Navigation & Voice Commands

The updated Scout for iPhone!

Here at Telenav, we’ve been hard at work improving Scout and today, I’m happy to let you know that we have some great news share with you!

Available today in the AppStore, we’ve released a new version of Scout for iPhone with two brand new features designed to help you better discover and explore the world around you.

We would love it if you checked it out HERE and let us know what you think!
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5 Tips for Discovering More This Weekend with m.scout.me

TGIF! The weekend is here and that means for the next two days, it’s time relax with friends, family, and fun!

What will you do over the next 48 hours? Well, it depends on your style. For some it might mean going out on the town and living it up until the moon goes down, while others may enjoys a nice hike in the mountains. Regardless of your flavor though, I think we can all agree that the weekend is a great time to get out and enjoy these beautiful summer days.

This week, you may be aware that we launched m.scout.me, a new way to find places to go and things to do while you’re on the move. Be sure to check out our full write up here.

As another summer weekend is upon us (only a few left!), I wanted to provide some tips on how you can use m.scout.me in your smartphone’s web browser to have more fun by discovering things near you.

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Introducing m.scout.me – A New Way to Discover & Drive to Local Events & Activities While On The Go

More and more, people are turning to their mobile devices as a source of quick facts as well as discovery and inspiration. This is because, unlike our computers, our phones are almost always within reach, regardless if we're on the train, in a car, in bed, or – let's be honest – even in the bathroom.

My Friday Question: What’s there to do this weekend?
You've probably had the experience of commuting to work or standing in line for coffee on a Friday morning, looking for ideas for the weekend or even just a way to kill some time tonight. Maybe find a concert or a fun wine tasting near you? Perhaps check out a fun, new museum or discover a great bike ride or hike to do with your kids? Unfortunately, on your phone, there's been no easy way to discover this kind of information all in one spot. Until now.

m.scout.me – Discover More in Your Phone’s Web Browser
Introducing m.scout.me – a mobile discovery experience for finding fun things to do, places to stay and eat, and, because after all we are Telenav, providing you with an easy way to get there. Just fire up your phone's web browser, go to m.scout.me and with just a few taps, a world of fun and new experiences near you is right at your fingertips. And once you discover something fun, with just one more button push, you get our voice-guided navigation to your destination, for free – without installing any apps. Just push the Drive button and away you go!

M.scout.me covers more kinds of fun than any other local search engine. Want to find a great restaurant or bar near you? Of course. Coffee shops? No problem. How about that cool, new museum exhibit which just opened? We've got that too. Not to mention live music events, sporting events, hiking and biking trails, festivals, parks and playgrounds – just about everything going on in your town.

On m.scout.me, you can also quickly sort and filter your results by rating, distance and price. Planning a road trip to a new location, or going on vacation? Check out our tours, sightseeing spots, historic places and offbeat attractions – you can easily change your search location to anywhere in the US and start knowing any area just like the locals.

This first version of m.scout.me is a compact, mobile-friendly version of www.scout.me, your home on the web for Scout. Our team designed the pages on m.scout.me to be  easy to read while on the go – no squinting or pinching-and-zooming to make sense of a blizzard of information; just the key facts, presented in an easy to read format, with the most important information right there. Go to a page for an event and get information about it and the venue; click on the venue link and see all the upcoming events there, plus find quick links to call or get our voice-guided navigation to get you there. And because it's a web page, you can just bookmark anything you see that's interesting!

What’s next for m.scout.me?
In upcoming versions, we'll link m.scout.me to your Scout account, so you'll have easy access to any favorites you've saved previously, whether on m.scout.me, www.scout.me, or on Scout for iPhone.

Let us know what you think
We're really excited about the new mobile web format for Scout. It's fast, easy, and convenient. Our mission is to support you everywhere you are, whether it's the web, your phone or your car, and m.scout.me is a big step forward in supporting you in your phone's web browser, and who doesn't have their phone on them all the time anymore?

We hope you love it, and welcome your feedback. Give m.scout.me a spin this weekend and let us know what you think.

Mark on the Scout.me Team