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skobbler Updates GPS Navigation App for iOS 7

December 12, 2013By

skobbler has launched a new version of GPS Navigation optimized for iOS 7. The app now includes a travel guide, hyperlocal search, and mapping technology provided by skobbler’s NGx map engine. Powered by data from the OpenStreetMap — a free and editable map of the world built by over 1 million voluntary contributors and map enthusiasts — GPS Navigation delivers... read more

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GPS HUD Windshield Display Helps Drivers Navigate Safely

December 2, 2013By
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Sygic has announced a new product to make driving safer. Sygic’s Heads-up-Display (HUD) product projects navigation information onto drivers’ windshields, so they never have to take their eyes off the road to look down at their navigation software. The product comes at a critical time for the holiday travel and shopping season, which is one of the most auto accident-heavy... read more

Qualcomm Collaborates with Samsung to be First to Employ BeiDou for Location-Based Mobile Data

November 22, 2013By

Qualcomm Incorporated has announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., is enhancing location precision in smartphones and tablets initially in China with support for China’s BeiDou Satellite Navigation System. Supporting the BeiDou constellation within Qualcomm IZat location solutions increases the number of satellites that Qualcomm-based devices can access to provide greater position location accuracy. Qualcomm is collaborating with Samsung to... read more

Sonata Advertising Platform Brings Online Customers to Bricks-and-Mortar Stores

November 11, 2013By
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Currently, 96 percent of world trade takes place through traditional brick and mortar stores. Add almost 1,000 million smartphones with integrated GPS to that retailing picture and a whole range of advertising opportunities, with high added value for advertisers and consumers, opens up. Sonata was begun l to drive foot traffic to local retailers’ point of sale via potential customers’... read more

Kipo, Tigo Enter Alliance to Offer GPS Location Software to Cell Phones

November 11, 2013By

Kipo, a GPS mobile location technology company targeting businesses and families, and Tigo Business Guatemala, a  telecommunications company, announced their partnership to launch Localizador Tigo. Localizador Tigo is a smart, user-friendly location platform that allows any type of mobile device to connect to the web and trigger actions by predetermined rules, the companies said. Triggers include location (arrival, exit, stay)... read more

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Putting the (ultra-low) Power in GeoFence

October 31, 2013By
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Users of smartphones, tablets, and other devices expect position with the highest level of accuracy, always available, with the least amount of power consumed. One recent improvement fulfilling this demand involves operating-system services for location on smartphones, and the evolution towards lower power solutions. read more

u-blox, ARM Join Forces on Location-Aware Prototyping Kit

October 28, 2013By
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u‑blox and ARM, a semiconductor IP company, have joined forces to create a prototyping kit for designing wirelessly connected, location-aware Internet devices: the ARM mbed-enabled u‑blox C027 “Internet of Things (IoT) Starter Kit.” “The Internet is reaching into every aspect of our lives, connecting everything from smartphones and tablets to devices for security, safety, surveillance, navigation, healthcare, convenience, and fun,” said... read more

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Shipments of Wearable Technology Devices Will Reach 64 Million in 2017

October 8, 2013By

Sales of smart glasses, smart watches and wearable fitness trackers reached 8.3 million units worldwide in 2012, up from 3.1 million devices in the previous year, according to researchers at Berg Insight. Growing at a compound annual growth rate of 50.6 percent, total shipments of wearable technology devices are expected to reach 64.0 million units in 2017. According to the... read more