Skyhook Wireless Partners with Find Starbucks App for Android
Local Search App Integrates Skyhook for Improved Location
BOSTON, MA - August 11, 2009 - Skyhook Wireless®, provider of the patented Wi-Fi Positioning System (WPS) and the hybrid positioning system XPS, today announced a partnership with Android LBS app Find Starbucks.
Find Starbucks is a simple location search app that finds Starbucks coffee shops nearest to the user. The app was released in early June and already has over 3,000 users. Find Starbucks is an example of a simple location-based app, popular because it serves a large demand of smartphone users: fulfilling their daily coffee fix.
"My application has the ability to provide driving and walking directions from a user's current location to the Starbucks stores nearby. With Skyhook I can get the exact location within a couple of seconds. This makes my application much more useful," said Wenzong Tang, developer of the app.
"Find Starbucks in an example of an app that completely revolves around location, and therefore needs the fastest and most accurate location available. Skyhook ensures that users of the app can quickly locate nearby coffee," said Kate Imbach, director of marketing at Skyhook Wireless.
Find Starbucks can be downloaded for free today in the Android Marketplace. Find out more information about the developer and the app here. Skyhook Wireless offers a publicly available SDK for Android developers, available here: www.skyhookwireless.com/location-technology/sdk.php.
About Skyhook Wireless
Founded in 2003, Skyhook Wireless has pioneered the development of the first hybrid positioning system to fully leverage Wi-Fi, GPS and cell towers delivering precise location data supporting the growing market for location-based services. Skyhook's hybrid positioning system XPS requires no new hardware, works indoors and outdoors, provides an instant location and is more accurate than current technologies in congested downtown areas. Skyhook Wireless is headquartered in Boston, MA, and is privately held. Investors include RRE Ventures, Bain Capital Ventures, Intel Capital and CommonAngels. For more information visit www.skyhookwireless.com, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617-314-9802.
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