I am designing a mobile app that can be used offline but offers time sensitive data to users that can only be found from third party web sources. The type of data the user needs to access is traffic info. Think water, roads, and even airports.
The DOT, FAA, and private entities such as airports publish important, temporary information that is updated every 5 minutes or so. The development challenge of syncing all of this is enormous as you might expect but we'd like to at least offer users the ability to access this info straight from the source while minimizing workflow disruptions and not forcing the user to have to find her way back to our app after we push them to a web browser.
Does anybody know of an app that handles this elegantly or can anybody point me to any research in this area of forcing users to access the web from an app and helping them find their way back.
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