KAYAK Leverages Skyhook Technology to Enable Location on Kindle Fire App
Popular travel app now has access to millions of new mobile consumers
Boston, MA - May 24, 2012 - Skyhook, the world leader in location information, context and intelligence, today announced that KAYAK, the leading travel search app, has integrated Skyhook's Location Engine in its Kindle Fire app to provide location services for the first time on this device. KAYAK joins a host of other apps using Skyhook for location services on the Kindle Fire, including deCarta, HopStop, MapQuest and TweetCaster..
“KAYAK relies heavily on location services to show users nearby hotels, flights, cars, and airport information,” said Bill O'Donnell, chief architect of KAYAK. “It is absolutely essential that our Kindle Fire users experience the same level location performance as users on our other Android versions, so integrating Skyhook was an obvious choice.”
“Skyhook's Android SDK provides consistent location functionality across all Android versions, including forks like Kindle Fire and Barnes and Noble NOOK,” said Ted Morgan, founder and CEO of Skyhook. “Our system protects developers from fragmentation with regards to location support. Developers can build their app once and it will work across the board alleviating a growing developer concern.”
About Skyhook Wireless, Inc.
Skyhook is the worldwide leader in location positioning, context and intelligence. In 2003, Skyhook pioneered the development of the Wi-Fi Positioning System to provide precise and reliable location results in urban areas. Today, Skyhook's Core Engine provides positioning to tens of millions of consumer mobile devices and applications. For more information visit www.skyhookwireless.com.
KAYAK is a technology company providing free travel tools through its global websites and mobile applications. KAYAK allows users to easily research and compare accurate and relevant information when searching for flights, hotels, car rentals, and vacations from hundreds of other travel websites in one comprehensive, fast and intuitive display. KAYAK's travel management service (kayak.com/trips) allows users to easily consolidate their booking information into one simple itinerary. KAYAK operates websites in 14 countries outside of the U.S., including Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Spain, and Italy, and offers the #1 free travel app available on iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Mobile 7 and Nokia devices. Visit KAYAK.com to learn more.
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