MapQuest Launches HTML5 Website

Looking to provide a better mobile experience for users, Denver-based MapQuest said today that it has launched a new, HTML5 based mobile app, designed for the latest Android and iPhone web browsers. MapQuest said the new site is designed to be more "app-like", and includes ability to find nearby points of interests like hotels, food, gas stations, and more; ability to find directions; and more. HTML5 is a new version of the HTML standard which allows developers to adopt mobile- and touch-specific functions into mo bile web sites, without requiring the development of a mobile app.