Scout for Apps Big Brand Hackathon


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Lightening talk on Scout for Apps from Telenav. Win $1000 for the best use of Scout for Apps. Everyone who codes with Scout for Apps gets a cool gunmetal travel coffee mug.

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  • So we decided to fix that. In 2011, we launched one of the most innovative products in navigation.
  • Scout for Apps Big Brand Hackathon

    1. 1. SCOUT FOR APPSHTML5 Navigation Service$1000 Prize for Best app with Scout API integrationLaura Della TorreAssociate Director, Partner Marketing
    2. 2. MAP SOLUTIONS | DEVELOPER CHALLENGESMobile map solutions are:• Complex to integrate• Platform or carrier dependent• Expensive for developers• Beta quality• Unsafe or inconvenient for users 2
    3. 3. SCOUT FOR APPS | THE SOLUTION World’s first embeddable free cross-platform revenue sharing voice-guided navigation DeveloperApp or Mobile Site Launch Screen Navigation Session Route Summary • Code any location or address • HTML5 - No porting required • Simple URL hyperlink • Supports mobile web & app • One line of code • Browser or embedded WebView 3
    4. 4. SCOUT FOR APPS | SAMPLE USE CASES Travel: Increase loyalty with free navigation on all bookings. Shopping: Confirm users get to your store or kiosk Social: Increase time on your site by helping friends meet up. Real Estate: Help buyers find your home listings Entertainment: Sell more tickets & tables 4
    5. 5. INSTRUCTIONS | OVERVIEW 1. Join and get a test key & token: Start Here 2. Create a URL for your Scout button 3. Get your production key Requirements: • An address or coordinates (latitude and longitude) to generate a route, URI encoded • Developer Test key, token & production keys • iOS 4+ and Android 2.2+ device with HTML5 compatible browser & GPS, location and audio enabled 5
    6. 6. CODE<URI_encoded_address@lat,lon>&token=<URI_encoded_token>&name=<URI_encoded_name> Parameter Description Notes Required. Must be URI encoded to work. For example, if your token is token Your token “AQAAATS1a5IIf//,”the URI-encoded version would be “AQAAATS1a5IIf%2F%2F” Street address. For example "950 De Guigne Dr." street address should be combined dt Address with city/state or zip code. Required to display during navigation. Destination coordinates. This field describes the latitude/longitude of the destination address. The latitude/longitude is specified as a string. For example: Lat , lon 37.373846,-121.999036 The lat/lon can be provided without the address or after the address followed by an “@”. Required to display during navigation. Every point of interest, whether it is a tourist Name of the attraction, event venue, or store, typically has a name. Passing this name will help Scout name destination show the name to the user during navigation, upon arrival, and with their friends when shared. 6
    7. 7. SAMPLE CODE1.,-122.00156&token=<token>2.,- 121.978&token=<token>&name=Starbucks%20Coffee3. %20CA%94086@37.3904,-121.978&token=<token>&name=Starbucks Ok Better Best 1. Coordinates Only 2. Name & Coordinates 3. Name & Address URI Encode your token, address & name URI Encoding: Encoder/Decoder Tool: 7
    8. 8. BEST PRACTICES | RUN IN WEBVIEW 44 PixelsBack Button To: Do this: Show WebView optimized experience* Append user agent string “ TNS4A/1.0” to indicate WebView. See sample below. Keep navigation running during trip Set backlight to “always on” when S4A WebView opens Allow users to end trip Include a back button in your 44 pixel header Optimize the map real estate Turn off landscape mode during Scout for Apps session Track user activity within a session Add custom HTTP header “T-S4AID” with a unique ID or add it as a parameter on the query string, Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8J2 Safari/6533.18.5 TNS4A/1.0 *Coming Soon 8
    9. 9. BEST PRACTICES | OPTIMIZE BUTTON LOCATION Ok Better Best Map InfoWindow Search Results Landing Page Email See us for these new buttonsButton Options:Download Link: 9
    10. 10. Free travel coffee mug for all who integrate Scout for Apps $1000 Prize for Best app implementing Scout API Good luck! Email: Twitter: @TelenavDev 10