TweetCaster Leverages Skyhook Technology to Enable Location Services for Kindle Fire
Boston, MA - March 29, 2012 - Skyhook, the world leader in location information, context and intelligence, today announced TweetCaster, the #1 third-party mobile Twitter app, has integrated Skyhook's Location Engine in its Amazon Kindle Fire app. Location services are now available on this device for the first time.
TweetCaster is the #1 third-party mobile Twitter app with millions of users and growing. Lightning fast, with a clean and attractive user interface, this new functionality enables features such as “Nearby Tweets” and geotagging.
“Since the current version of the Kindle Fire does not provide location services, we couldn't provide our users with key location-based functionality,” said Evan Conway, president of OneLouder. “By adding the Skyhook SDK, our Kindle Fire version of TweetCaster now performs to the same standard as our other versions.”
“Any Android app that uses Skyhook will automatically work on the Kindle Fire without any changes,” said Ted Morgan, founder and CEO of Skyhook. “The Skyhook SDK not only provides superior location reliability, but also protects developers from increasing fragmentation. Developers can build their app once and avoid worrying whether the device has proper location support.”
TweetCaster is available in the Amazon Appstore and can be downloaded here. Skyhook provides an SDK for developers across most platforms and can be downloaded here. Today Skyhook powers location on a number of Kindle Fire apps like MapQuest, HopStop and deCarta.
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.
OneLouder is an emerging mobile app developer focused on simplifying and organizing social content on mobile devices. The company powers a wide range of socially-powered apps including TweetCaster, the world's #1 third party Twitter app, FriendCaster, SportCaster, ChannelCaster, BaconReader, and 1Weather. For more information visit www.onelouder.com; follow us on Twitter and become a fan on Facebook.
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