Soundtracker Leverages Skyhook Technology to Enable Location across all Android Devices
Geosocial Internet radio app now provides accurate location services on all Android versions, including Google, NOOK and Kindle Fire
Boston, MA - May 16, 2012 - Skyhook, the world leader in location information, context and intelligence, today announced that Soundtracker, a popular geosocial internet radio app, has integrated Skyhook on all Android versions, including the Kindle Fire and the Barnes & Noble NOOK, to provide location services.
Soundtracker is an Internet radio app that makes it easy to discover and play music in realtime with friends and people nearby. Users can comment on friends' stations, chat, check their latest music and more. Using current location, users can discover top artists in their city. Soundtracker provides access to any artist from any genre with the largest music catalog on Internet radio, with more than 13 million songs for free.
“We want to be able to reach the millions of Kindle Fire users with our Android app and integrating Skyhook is the only way to achieve that. The social location features are key to our user experience,” said Daniele Calabrese, Soundtracker founder and CEO. “As we look to deploy on new mobile devices like the NOOK and others, we know the location experience will always be the same with Skyhook.”
“Fragmentation has always been a concern for Android app developers and now with the emergence of forked Android platforms, the challenge is becoming more difficult,” said Ted Morgan, founder and CEO of Skyhook. “Using Skyhook, developers can build their app once and the location will always work consistently on any Android device.”
Soundtracker's app is available today in the Amazon App Store, Nook, and on Google Play. 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 OpenTable, 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.
Soundtracker Radio makes it easy to discover and play in realtime music with your friends and your neighbors. Use Soundtracker to comment on your friends' stations, chat, check their latest music, and more. Discover your city's favorite artists. Access any artist, any genre from the largest music catalog on Internet radio with more than 13M songs for FREE. Create your own radio stations and share them with your friends via Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare. Check out over 6M lyrics powered by Musixmatch.com and concert listings and tickets from your favorite bands powered by Songkick.com. Check out Soundtracker Radio on the Web, on Facebook, and Twitter.
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